MEP retweets "Death to Muslims", quickly removes note

Marcel De Graaff says he quickly regretted retweeting the words "Death to Muslims" on Wednesday. The PVV Member of European Parliament quickly removed his own message after seeing what he had posted.

"He admitted within a minute that he was wrong, which is relatively fast for a PVV'er" said D66 leader Alexander Pechtold.

De Graaff defended himself on Radio EenVandaag on Wednesday, saying he did not read the post all the way to end before forwarding it on to his 1,800 followers. The content of the Tweet involved a poll that claims four out of five Palestinians are in favor of llegally stabbing Jewish people.

Though saying he made a mistake, he denied that he had momentarily made a death threat.