Jordanian MPs want Dutch envoy dismissed over anti-Islam film
( dpa )- At least 53 deputies of Jordan's 110-member lower house of parliament on Sunday signed a memorandum urging the government to "dismiss" the Dutch ambassador to Amman following the screening by a Dutch lawmaker of a film deemed offensive to Muslims.
"The memorandum calls on the government to sever diplomatic ties with the Netherlands and dismiss the Dutch ambassador," parliamentarians said.
The 16-minute film titled Fitna , an Arab word for sedition, was made by Dutch legislator Geert Wilders, who has a history of criticizing Islam.
The film, which portrays Islam as violent and a threat to the Western world, is drawing stong reactions in the Arab and Islamic worlds, including calls for boycott of Dutch products.