NETHERLANDS: A PROPOSAL TO BAN THE KORAN AND AN ATTACK ON AN "EX-MUSLIM" POLITICIAN
"Wilders wrote in the newspaper De Volkskrant that the Koran urges Muslims "to oppress, persecute or kill Christians, Jews, dissidents and non-believers, to beat and rape women, and to establish an Islamic state by force."
"The lawmaker's statement was condemned by the Dutch government, which said Wilders had hurt community relations in the Netherlands and was an insult to the majority of Muslims who eschew violence."
Also in the Netherlands, an Iranian born politician, Ehsan Jami, who heads a Dutch group for "ex-muslims", and who had previously called Mohammed a "terrible man" was attacked for a third time this weekend. From the Scotsman:
"Mr Jami, 22, was set upon by three assailants of non-Dutch origin at the weekend, the third time he had been attacked, his adviser, Afshin Ellian, said.
"Mr Jami, a local politician for the Dutch Labour party, was "too emotional" to discuss the attack.
"Protective measures will be put in place," a spokesman for the National Co-ordinator for Counter-terrorism said.
"The Committee for Ex-Muslims, which Mr Jami leads, aims to support former Muslims and lift taboos on domestic violence and violation of rights within Muslim communities. Similar organisations exist in Britain, Germany and Scandinavia.
"Leaving Islam is considered a crime punishable by death in some Muslim-majority countries.
"The Netherlands is home to a million Muslims, among a total population of some 16 million."