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Taliban warn of attacks if Dutch ‘anti-Islamic’ film shown
KABUL Afghanistan’s Taliban movement warned on Thursday it would step up attacks against soldiers from The Netherlands if an ‘insulting’ anti-Islamic film by a Dutch parliamentarian is broadcast.
There are around 1,500 Dutch troops in Afghanistan as part of a 40-nation Nato-led force that is helping the government battle an insurgency led by the Taliban.
The film by far-right Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party, is ‘an insult to Islam,’ a Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, told AFP.
“We in Afghanistan will increase our attacks against Dutch forces if the film is broadcast,” he said in a telephone call from an unknown location.
“We call on the United Nations to step in and stop any such acts which creates drifts between Muslims and the rest of the world.”
The Dutch government on Wednesday warned Wilders about the dangers of broadcasting the film entitled “Fitna,” an Arabic word used to describe all things that can test faith and sometimes synonymous with evil.