In May of last year Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller hosted a Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas at which Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, was the keynote speaker. Two armed mujahideen attempted to attack the event, and were shot dead by security guards.
New information has emerged suggesting that the FBI may have known in advance about the attackers’ plans. We just received the following note from the PVV:
Wilders Demands Clarification about FBI Role Garland Attack
Parliamentary questions by Geert Wilders MP (PVV) to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the news that the FBI may have known in advance of the attack in Garland, Texas, on May 3, 2015:
1. Have you read the reports in Vrij Nederland “FBI knew in advance of Texas terror attack where Wilders escaped” of August 8, 2016, in The Daily Beast “FBI Agent Apparently Egged on ‘Draw Muhammad’ Shooter” from August 5, 2016, and the affidavit of an FBI undercover agent referred to in these reports? 2. Is it true that an FBI undercover agent contacted one of the terrorists before the attack in Garland and possibly egged him on, while the US authorities knew that, in addition to the American citizens present, a Dutch MP, who for years has been living under security, and Dutch police officers were also present in the hall in Garland? 3. Have the American authorities in any way (via government departments, secret service, embassy, etc.) passed on to the Dutch authorities the information which the FBI, according to the affidavit of the FBI undercover agent, had about a possible attack in Garland? If so, when, and what was done with this information? If not, why not? 4. Are you prepared to ask the US immediately for clarification about these reports? If not, why not? 5. Are you prepared to answer these questions this week?