Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wants clarification from the United States over reports that the FBI knew about plans for an attack at an exhibition of Mohammed cartoons in Garland, Texas last year, he wrote in a letter to parliament
An affidavit recently filed in an American court shows that an undercover FBI agent had contact with one of the terrorists involved in an attack on a Mohammad cartoon exhibit in Garland, Texas before the attack happened. PVV leader Geert Wilders, who was a speaker at the event and left minutes before the shootout started, is demanding answers from Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
YouTube has blocked the PVV video showing cartoons of prophet Mohammed in Turkey after a complaint from the Turkish government.
An American grand jury has indicted a man from Arizona for involvement in the attack at the prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas in May. PVV leader Geert Wilders was a guest speaker at the event.
PVV leader Geert Wilders has submitted a request to Kamer President Anouchka van Miltenburg to have the prophet Mohammed cartoons from Garland, Texas displayed in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.
The motive behind the attack outside an event showcasing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas on Sunday, remains a mystery. The American Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement on Monday that law enforcement authorities are investigating the circumstances around the attack.
Garland, Texas, police officers were not warned in advance of the men who started shooting at the prophet Muhammed caricature contest attended by dutch politician Geert Wilders. The conference center in the Dallas suburb is still an active crime scene. Identities of the shooters were not released by police officials.
One of the suspects that was killed in the shooting in Garland, Texas on Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson from Arizona, who has previously been a suspect in an investigation into terrorism.
An purported ISIS member has claimed on Twitter that the terrorist organization was behind the shooting outside the event in Garland, Texas on Sunday.
PVV leader Geert Wilders called the attack outside the cartoonist event in Garland "an attack on freedom of expression" and that is "unacceptable". Two gunmen were shot and killed by the Garland police, after they wounded a security officer.
Two gunmen who opened fire outside a competition for the best cartoon depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad near Dallas in the United States on Sunday. PVV leader Geert Wilders was the keynote speaker at the event. The police shot and killed both gunmen. A security officer was injured.