Thursday, June 23, 2011

Anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders cleared by Dutch court of inciting hatred

A great victory for Geert Wilders, freedom of speech and the fight against the Islamic invasion of the West. It's reassuring to see that the Dutch court saw the truth of Wilders argument and allows him, and others to openly criticize Islam for the totalitarian entity that it is.


Anti-Islamist politician Geert Wilders cleared by Dutch court of inciting hatred

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 11:25 AM on 23rd June 2011

Right-wing politician Geert Wilders was today cleared by a Dutch court of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

The court in Amsterdam ruled that Mr Wilders' anti-Islam statements, while offensive to many Muslims, fell within the bounds of legitimate political debate.

Presiding judge Marcel van Oosten said the politician's claims that Islam was violent by nature and his calls to halt Muslim immigration and ban the Koran must be seen in a wider context over immigration policy.

He also ruled that Mr Wilders' public statement could not be directly linked to increased discrimination against Dutch Muslims.

Mr Wilders did not react as the verdict was read out, but supporters in the public gallery hugged one another and clapped after his acquittal.

One of the most powerful and popular politicians in the Netherlands, Mr Wilders was accused of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims through numerous public statements and with insulting them by comparing Islam with Nazism.

He said outside court: 'I'm incredibly happy with this acquittal on all counts.

'It's not only an acquittal for me, but a victory for freedom of expression in the Netherlands.

'Fortunately, you're allowed to discuss Islam in public debate and you're not muzzled in public debate. An enormous burden has fallen from my shoulders.'

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