AMMAN, Jordan – Jordanian lawmakers are demanding their government cuts ties with the Netherlands in protest of a Dutch film that portrays Islam as a ticking time bomb aimed at the West.
Forty-eight lawmakers in the 110-seat parliament say the film entitled "Fitna," or "ordeal" in Arabic, insults Islam's Prophet Muhammad and hurts Muslim feelings. The film was made by Dutch anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders.
The deputies outlined their views in a letter delivered to their government during a meeting Sunday. It called for the government to cut diplomatic relations with the Netherlands and dismiss the Dutch envoy.
There was no immediate response from the Jordanian government.