Anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders was accused of being a liar on Sunday for telling a German television show that murdered populist politician Pim Fortuyn had been murdered by a radical Muslim.

Wilders was asked about the fact no-one could join the PVV and told the interviewer that he had been inspired by Fortuyn, who he called 'a hero'. Pim Fortuyn was 'addressing the problems I am addressing now and unfortunately he was killed and murdered by a radical Muslim.'

Fortuyn was in fact shot by radical environmentalist Volkert van der Graaf, who was jailed for 18 years for the killing.

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