Geert Wilders cancels Molenbeek ‘safari of Islam’

first_imgSpeaking at a press conference Friday with Flemish nationalist Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party member Filip Dewinter, Wilders said he would appeal against the ban, saying he “finds it unacceptable that parts of our cities are not accessible to parliamentarians.”“The threat of arrest is totally unacceptable,” Wilders said.Dewinter said he had wanted to bring Wilders on a tour of “Europe’s capital of jihad.” Also On POLITICO Geert Wilders’ far-right party suffers donation downturn By Cynthia Kroet Belgium’s Molenbeek home to 51 groups with terror links: report By Cynthia Kroet Geert Wilders, the head of the Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), canceled a visit to Molenbeek on Friday after local officials banned him from organizing an event he had called “a safari of Islam.”Brussels Mayor Philippe Close and Françoise Schepmans, the mayor of Molenbeek, issued an order forbidding Flemish far-right groups and the Dutch far-right leader from visiting the Brussels neighborhood, home to many of those behind the Paris and Brussels terrorist attacks.“We do not want Mr. Wilders to export his message of racist hatred on the territory of Brussels,” Close said Thursday.last_img read more

Jordan Peele inks first look deal with Amazon Studios

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jordan Peele and Amazon Studios are officially partners.Amazon Studios announced Tuesday that Peele and his production company, Moneypaw Productions, has signed a first-look television deal with them to produce original content. This comes after Peele and his company announced another first-look deal with Sonar Entertainment, which produced Peele’s upcoming Nazi-hunting drama The Hunt — which was picked up last month by Amazon.“I couldn’t be more excited about this new relationship with Amazon,” Peele said in a statement. “They’ve been a fantastic partner to Monkeypaw over the last year because they’re committed to the same kind of fun and culturally-relevant television we are.”  In addition to The Hunt, Peele also has an upcoming Lorena Bobbitt docuseries forthcoming from Amazon.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more