Terrorist Threats Topple Wilders’ Muhammad-Themed Cartoon Contest

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Islamist protesters in Karachi, Pakistan, shout slogans during a recent protest against a November plan for a Muhammad-themed cartoon contest in the Netherlands hosted by a Dutch lawmaker. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

U.S. News – A Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker canceled a planned Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Thursday following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk. “To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead,” far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders said in a written statement.

Wilders, who for years has lived under round-the-clock protection because of death threats sparked by his fierce anti-Islam rhetoric, said he does not want others endangered by the contest he planned for November.

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