Geert Wilders Plans to Broadcast Cartoons of Prophet on TV

Rabat- Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders of the Dutch Freedom Party said on Wednesday that he plans to broadcast cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on television during reserved airtime sometime in the upcoming weeks.The country’s parliament refused to display the cartoons, which will undoubtedly be offensive to Muslims, since any physical depiction of the Prophet is seen as sacrilegious in Islam.The LA Times credits the creator of anti-Islam comic book character “Pigman” as the artist responsible for the upcoming cartoons, which were selected as the $10,000 winners of a “Muhammed Cartoon Contest” held in Texas. Other submissions depicted the prophet “impaled on a pencil; sporting a beard filled with teeming snakes; juggling severed heads while riding a unicycle; and defecating and urinating on the Koran while sporting a toiler-paper turban, reports the source.Wilders told the Associated Press that he chose to include the cartoons to “support people who use the pen and not the sword.” The LA Times also reports that the cartoons are seen as demonstrations of free speech among artists and supporters.Wilders has previously been targeted, threatened, and even prosecuted for hate speech against Muslims. He currently faces prosecution over initiating a chant in which he asked his supporters whether they preferred more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, to which they responded, “Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!” read more