It’s not the first time the Queens adviser wants respect for the holy Islam. In 1987 he successfully intervened and stopped a Dutch TV station from broadcasting footage in which underwear was thrown to Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khomeini.
Verhagen the current foreign affairs minister, who is also a Christian Democrat (CDA) just like van den Broek, now says: "We have investigated the possibilities, [unfortunately] there are none.". And he repeated that they told Wilders he will be held responsible for the reactions on the movie. An other prominent Christian Democrat (CDA), Sybrand van Haersma Buma, agrees and says he understands
See also: Former Dutch ambassador Paul Bremmer on freedom of expression in The Netherlands.