Saturday, October 16, 2010

Hope in the Kingdom of the Netherlands

I don't always agree with Geert Wilders. ( Banning a book is dunb) I do support his free speech
rights. He has been found not guilty on the specious charges laid against him.

Wilders not guilty on all counts - Update

Friday 15 October 2010

The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims. Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred.

Prosecutors Birgit van Roessel and Paul Velleman reached their conclusions after a careful reading of interviews with and articles by the anti-Islam politician and a viewing of his anti-Koran film Fitna.

They said comments about banning the Koran can be discriminatory, but because Wilders wants to pursue a ban on democratic lines, there is no question of incitement to discrimination 'as laid down in law'.

On the comparison of the Koran with Mein Kampf, the prosecutors said the comparison was 'crude but that did not make it punishable


Anonymous said...

We still have to wait for the judge's ruling and see if he is given a fine and/or a criminal record which would mean his party could be attacked.

been around the block said...

Impressive speech. Impressive guy.

I'm relieved he's been acquitted, but he's been harassed by the Dutch "justice" system for too long.

Can he sue them, I wonder? I'm not actually suggesting he should, as that would drag him through the "justice" system some more, but what is his recourse for having been charged with all these crimes and now he's being acquitted? Where's/what's the accountability of the prosecutors?

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