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Geert Wilders cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

When the ultra -Right-Wing compete with each other the irrelevant just talk Islamophobia. Wilders seems to have had his day (ODT)

Geert Wilders cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

But Wilders seems a little bit over the hill, although I wouldn’t count him out, but because there’s so much political competition [on the right] I don’t know if this will boost his support again.

Al Jazeera: How much of this is about religion and freedom of expression, and how much about gaining political prominence and power?

Van Kessel: Obviously I can’t look into the head of Wilders, but this is simply a tactic to increase media attention.

If you’re in the news, it gives emphasis to the issues and the parties, and he hopes that will increase public support for his political project.

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https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/08/geert-wilders-cancels-prophet-muhammad-cartoon-contest-180830185845498.html