Turkish mosques in the Netherlands want to silence Wilders and want his Twitter account to be removed

Turkish mosques in the Netherlands want to silence Wilders and want his Twitter account to be removed.

The Turkish-Islamic cultural federation TICF, a foundation that speaks for 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands, demands that Twitter block the account of PVV leader Geert Wilders.

According to the TICF, many of Wilders’ statements are contrary to Twitter’s terms of use. If Twitter does not block the populist politician’s account, the foundation will go to court, lawyer Ejder Kose said to newspaper AD.

The TICF also plans to file charges against Twitter in four Islamic countries — Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan and Indonesia. In those countries, many of Wilders’ statements are punishable, Kose said. “Twitter offers Wilders a platform to spread his hatred propaganda worldwide. This means that not only Wilders, but also Twitter, is punishable in those countries. The world is bigger than the Netherlands”, the lawyer said to the newspaper.

Kose referred to a tweet posted by Wilders in September last year. In that tweet Wilders said: “The truth: Mohammed is the example for more than 1 billion Muslims. Mohammed was a pedophile, mass murderer, terrorist and madman.”

Modern politics is hardly what was expected twenty years ago. Now, shutting down your opponent’s speech is the name of the left’s/Islamic/Chinese game. Myths flourish and truth cowers.

It’s like a legal case, where lawyers often spend most of their time arguing over admissibility — to prevent the other side from adding certain information into the evidence to be considered.

hat-tip Stephen Neil, via Voice of Europe