Geert Wilders has condemned the leak
Mr Wilders is best known for his criticism of Islam and standing on an anti-Muslim platform that includes pledges to close mosques and banning immigration from Muslim-majority countries.
His views have made him a controversial figure both in the Netherlands and abroad, and since 2004 he has been protected at all times by armed bodyguards.
Now it has been revealed details about the controversial politician’s movements have been leaked to a criminal gang – and reports suggest the suspect is of “Moroccan” origin.
Dutch newspapers De Telegraaf and NRC Handelsblad and the country's national broadcaster NOS identified the suspect as an experienced officer in his mid-30s.
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Wilders is best known for his criticism of Islam
While Secret Service chief Erik Akerboom said he could not confirm the man's identity but confirmed he is from a "Moroccan background".
He added that as far as he is aware, Mr Wilders' safety had not been jeopardised.
Wilders has frequently railed against the Netherlands' Moroccan community – vowing to crack down on "Moroccan scum" who he said were making the streets unsafe.
The agent who was suspended was one of a team tasked with prescreening locations where Wilders is scheduled to make public appearances.
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But he was not a member of Wilders' physical protection team, Akerboom said.
Speaking today Mr Wilders condemned the alleged breach, tweeting: ”My heavens. If I cannot blindly trust the service that's supposed to protect me, then I cannot function."
Current Prime Minister Mark Rutte met his chief opponent in the vote this afternoon to discuss the suspension.
Geert Wilders' safety was not jeopardised by the leak
But he declined comment after emerging from the meeting with Mr Wilders and Justice Minister Stef Blok, saying: "I can say nothing about these kinds of conversations.”
Other Dutch politicians reacted with concern, including Mr Wilders' most vocal critic, Alexander Pechtold of the centrist D66 Party.
He said in a tweet: ”These are very alarming initial reports, and they must be terrible for Wilders to hear.
"We must not be naive. More clarification quickly, please."
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