Below is the English-language version of a letter sent today by Geert Wilders to the speaker of the lower house of the Dutch parliament:
May l8th, 2015
Dear Madam Speaker, dear Anouchka,
In early May, I gave a speech at an exhibition of Muhammad cartoons in the American town of Garland, Texas.
This exhibition took place at the same location in Garland where, last January, after the assassination of the editors of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Islamic organizations had held a meeting to protest against Muhammad cartoons.
As you could read in the media, shortly after my speech, the exhibition in Garland was attacked by two terrorists. Their attack was intended to make the display of Muhammad cartoons impossible.
The only way to make it clear that we will never allow the terrorists to win, is to do exactly what they want to prevent us from doing. I therefore ask you to give permission to show the Garland cartoons at an exhibition in the parliamentary building.
Looking forward to a quick reply,