The Islamic Republic of Pakistan’s government are overjoyed that the cartoon drawing competition has been cancelled which was to be hosted by PVV leader Geert Wilders where people taking part would draw Mohammed the Islamic prophet who apparently founded Islam.
Via Twitter the Pakistani government decided to share a message from their official account by the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi of Pakistan, declaring:
“Cancellation of blasphemous contest is a great moral victory of Muslim Ummah.”
Geert Wilders was not happy with the Tweet and decided to fire back by saying:
“Dont claim victory too soon @pid_gov I am not finished with you yet. I will expose your barbarism in many other ways.”
This comes fresh after Geert Wilders cancelled the contest claiming it could pose a risk to Dutch people around the world from Radical Islamic terrorists.
These statements by the leader of PVV and the official opposition in Holland come after a 26-year-old man was found to be preparing a terrorist attack on a someone associated with the Mohammedan Cartoon Contest. The man suspected of preparing the attack was found with a Pakistani passport, he was reportedly arrested on Tuesday after inciting other adherents of Islam to support his actions.<
There have been various other threats to the contest including: A Pakistani former-cricket player offering a three million Pakistani rupees reward for killing “the Dutchmen” In reference to Geert Wilders, Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada with a verified tick on Twitter threatening in regards to the contest:
The senate in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have already passed a so-called resolution attacking Geert Wildering and claiming he is:
“inciting hatred, racial prejudice, unrest, conflict and insecurity in a world that has already seen much bloodshed, racism, extremism, intolerance and Islamophobia”
You could argue that is rather rich coming from a country where you can be murdered
for blasphemy by the state, a man was sentenced to death for mocking the Islamic prophet Mohammed on Whatsapp.
Can Islam really be called the so-called Religion of Peace? When you the mere prospect of drawing their prophet leads to mainstream Pakistani politicians passing resolutions denouncing the contest accusing European politicians of blasphemy, and mainstream pop musicians wishing they should lose their head! And lastly a Pakistani man in Holland inciting an attack on a Dutch politician?
Would drawing Jesus or the Buddha cause this much controversy?