Anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker speaks at US college

Anti-Islamic Dutch lawma

October 21, 2009 05:05

An anti-Islamic Dutch lawmaker's visit to Temple University on Tuesday was cut short after a question and answer session turned nasty. Geert Wilders was escorted from the Philadelphia university's lecture hall as some in the crowd of several hundred students began shouting jeers at the Dutch politician. Wilders' previous 30-minute address was met by a mixture of applause and boos Tuesday night at the public university serving about 34,000 students. He touched on common themes in his speeches, including calling the Muslim holy book, the Quran, "an evil book" that promotes violence and intolerance. The event was organized by a student group called Purpose and is being funded by the California-based David Horowitz Freedom Center, a foundation that promotes conservative scholarship.

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