Far-right politician Gert Wilders made disparaging remarks concerning the faith at first of Ramadan.
Turkish officers reacted angrily to far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after he made disparaging remarks about Islam at first of Ramadan.
On Monday, Wilders, chairman of the Social gathering for Freedom (PVV) within the Netherlands, shared a brief video clip on Twitter attacking Islam and the Muslim holy month.
Cease islam. Cease #Ramadan
Freedom. No islam. pic.twitter.com/YU1IBXDlGu
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) April 12, 2021
Turkey’s ruling AK Social gathering spokesman Omer Celik on Wednesday accused Wilders of getting “a racist and fascist thoughts”.
“Enemies of Islam additionally hate migrants, poor individuals, needy individuals and foreigners,” he stated on Twitter.
Ali Erbas, the top of the Presidency of Spiritual Affairs, condemned Wilders’ remarks as “unacceptable”.
“I invite the worldwide neighborhood to a acutely aware battle towards the racist mentality that incites Islamophobia and targets social peace,” Erbas stated.
Turkey’s Communications Director Fahrettin Altun additionally condemned Wilder’s remarks.
“Heartless @geertwilderspvv is racist, fascist and extremist. Islam condemns all. Cease racism,” Altun stated on Twitter, tagging the Dutch lawmaker.
Wilders is one in all Europe’s most outstanding far-right politicians and has been a key determine in shaping the immigration debate within the Netherlands over the previous decade, though he has by no means been in authorities.
Wilders – whose political profession has been primarily based largely on his strident anti-Islam rhetoric – has often shocked the Dutch political institution and offended Muslims.
He was acquitted in a 2011 hate speech trial for remarks likening Islam to Nazism and calling for a ban on the Quran. He was acquitted by an appeals court docket of racial discrimination final yr, though it upheld a conviction for deliberately insulting Moroccans as a bunch.
Wilders has lived underneath tight safety for 16 years due to dying threats following his anti-Islam rhetoric.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lodged a criminal complaint towards the Dutch lawmaker final yr after he posted a collection of insulting tweets towards the Turkish chief.