Geert Wilders has cancelled his planned “Draw Muhammad” contest, following death threats and large-scale protests in Pakistan. Wilders stated:
To avoid the risk of victims of Islamic violence, I have decided not to let the cartoon contest go ahead….It’s not just about me…. Opponents of the event see not only me, but the entire Netherlands as a target.
10,000 Muslims rallied in Pakistan, chanting “we will die for the Prophet” over Wilders’ contest, while Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, announced that he was going to the UN to stop all Muhammad cartoon contests, including Wilders’ contest. “Khan vowed to take the matter [of blasphemy] to the United Nations, saying that few in the West understand the pain caused to Muslims by such activities.”
As Islamic supremacists become more emboldened, they also become more aggressive. 10,000 enraged Muslims chanting in Pakistan about an event that is supposedly insulting to Islam taking place in their own country is one thing, but they did it over an event in the Netherlands.