Dutch MP Geert Wilders, the leader of the Freedom Party will use a political party TV broadcast to air the controversial cartoons in his slot on Saturday in order, he said, to “support the right of free speech.” Dutch authorities said Wilders’ right to airtime could be suspended for up to four years if he decides to show the cartoons.
SKY News Under the Dutch constitution, no prior supervision is allowed of any content of a radio or television broadcast. The cartoons were entered into an anti-Islamic competition in Texas that was attacked last month. Two Muslim terrorists were shot dead during the attack on the event, at which Mr Wilders gave a speech.
There are fears over the inflammatory nature of the stunt, as many Muslims find drawings of the prophet to be disrespectful or outright blasphemous. Dutch embassies are understood to have been told what measures to take if the broadcast goes ahead, as it could spark violent MUSLIM protests around the world.