Egypt summoned ambassador over Wilders
Egypt is concerned about a book Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders plans to publish in the spring. Earlier today, the German Press Agency DPA reported that Dutch ambassador Susan Blankhart was summoned by the Egyptian foreign minister in November to explain anti-Islamic comments by the controversial MP.
According to diplomats, Egypt says it is unable to ignore Mr Wilders' unacceptable behaviour. In early November, Egypt refused to issue a visa to Freedom Party MP Raymond de Roon after he had accused Cairo of the ethnic cleansing of Christians Copts. As a result, a parliamentary foreign affairs delegation of Dutch MPs cancelled a working visit to the Arab country. (...)