Casablanca - Controversial right-wing politician, Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Moroccan and anti-Islam remarks, announced Thursday that he has suspended his election campaign following the arrest of his Moroccan bodyguard.
Casablanca – Controversial right-wing politician, Geert Wilders, known for his anti-Moroccan and anti-Islam remarks, announced Thursday that he has suspended his election campaign following the arrest of his Moroccan bodyguard.
The Dutch far-right politician and leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) is at the heart of yet another controversy following his announcement. He has suspended his election campaign due to the arrest of a Moroccan secret service agent who has been serving as his personal campaign bodyguard.
Secret Service chief, Erik Akerboom, explained that the arrested employee has a “Moroccan background” and stated that he could not disclose his identity at the moment.
The arrest took place after the Moroccan secret service agent, who was also in charge of protecting the Dutch Royal family, was investigated for leaking classified information to a criminal Moroccan organization that specializes in money laundering, in exchange for payment.
The PVV leader decided to suspend his campaign until the authorities complete their investigation and can guarantee that the security team tasked with the mission of protecting the politician had not penetrated. According to Dutch news sources, the Secret Service chief said that Wilders’ safety has not been jeopardized.
After the news was made public, Wilders tweeted that he “had no idea” about the leaks and asserted “How much more is there I don’t know.”
The Dutch politician, who has been under 24-hour police protection for 13 years, has based his electoral campaign on attacking Dutch nationals of Moroccan origin. He recently promised to close mosques and put an end to the “Moroccan scum” causing an international uproar.