This will air this Wednesday.
The Hague (AFP) – Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders blamed a “misunderstanding” for the failure Saturday of his planned airing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, insisting they would now be broadcast next week.
“I have just spoken to NPO boss (Henk) Hagoort. It seems to have been a misunderstanding,” Wilders tweeted after Dutch public broadcaster NPO aired a previous party-political broadcast of Wilders in which the cartoons did not feature.
The attempted airing of the video including caricatures that many Muslims find offensive descended into farce after Wilders initially accused the public broadcaster’s news, sports and current affairs arm NOS for the mix-up.
But a short while later, Wilders tweeted it was a misunderstanding.
He said NPO board director Hagoort “assured me the video will now be broadcast at 1555 GMT on Wednesday.”
NPO in a later tweet confirmed it had received the wrong recording and that it would indeed be broadcast on Wednesday.
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