Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said on Friday he is to appeal against a decision by the mayor of a Belgian city banning him from visiting the locality.

The PVV leader had hoped to join his Belgian counterpart Filip Dewinter, of the Vlaams Belang party, for a so-called 'Islam safari' through areas of Molenbeek with a high Muslim population. Some of the terrorists who carried out attacks in Madrid in 2004 and Paris two years ago came from Molenbeek.

Wilders and Dewinter had originally planned a walkabout, but later said they would tour the district by car to avoid the visit being seen as a provocation.

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