The TICF also plans to file charges against Twitter in four Islamic countries - Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan and Indonesia. In those countries, many of Wilders' statements are punishable, Kose said. "Twitter offers Wilders a platform to spread his hatred propaganda worldwide. This means that not only Wilders, but also Twitter, are punishable in those countries. The world is bigger than the Netherlands", the lawyer said to the newspaper.
"My client, the TICF, found that incomprehensible. We therefore started looking for other ways to stop Wilders. If it does not work through criminal law, we'll try civil law", Kose said to AD. "Wilders has lost it, hurts Muslims structurally and legitimizes violence. He regularly crosses the line of what should be allowed."
In March Diyanet, the Turkish directorate for religious affairs that TICF is affiliated with, filed charges against Wilders for a video he posted online, also on Twitter. The video claims that Islam equals discrimination, violence and terror, among other things.
The PVV leader responded to the TICF's intentions on Twitter. "Madness", he wrote.