Islamist party leader says ‘only jihad’ is sufficient to punish ‘blasphemous’ Geert Wilders stunt

Hundreds of Islamists are marching on Islamabad on Wednesday to demand that Imran Khan’s new government sever diplomatic ties with the Netherlands over a “blasphemous” cartoon competition.

The protest march, organised by Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP), a political party dedicated to the punishment of blasphemy, presents the first major test of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) administration. Last year a similar protest by the TLP shut down the capital for almost a month.

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