Mosques seek Twitter ban on Dutch populist Geert Wilders
THE HAGUE - AFP
The Turkish Islamic Cultural Federation (TICF) sent the letter on Nov. 2 seeking "a permanent ban of the Twitter of Mr. Geert Wilders... due to continuous publications on his Twitter account of messages, images and other content which is a display of hateful conduct."
In a tweet in September last year, Wilders had called Prophet Mohammed a "paedophile, mass murderer, terrorist and madman."
"We reserve the right to take any legal actions and measures necessary if you will not take action as requested within 21 days after this," it said.
TICF’s lawyer Ejder Köse told AFP on Monday they would take legal action if nothing was done.
"Going to court is the last thing we want to do but if we have to, we’ll do it," Köse said.
Köse said many of Wilders’ tweets breached laws in several countries including Tunisia, Morocco, Pakistan and Indonesia.