Al-Azhar, a prominent religious institution in Sunni Islam located in Egypt, has called on Muslims to ignore the PVV's video featuring cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, which was broadcast on Dutch television on Wednesday.
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.
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.