Thursday, June 23, 2011

Geert Wilders Acquitted of "Inciting Hatred" Against Muslims

Geert Wilders
Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, has been under indictment for two and a half years in the Netherlands.  He made a film called "Fitna," that included clips of Islamic Imams giving speeches that call for violence against Jews and infidels, and which featured Koranic quotes commanding violence, juxtaposed with photos of recent Muslim atrocities (in New York, Madrid, London and Beslan).  His point:  Islam is a very violent religion that is responsible for ongoing mass murder in many parts of the world.  He called on Muslims to reform their religion and "tear out" the hateful pages in the Koran that call for violence against non-believers.

Geert Wilders has long opposed Muslim immigration into the Netherlands due to the recent violence there and in other countries, and the refusal of Muslim immigrants to assimilate into Dutch society.  They are sound reasons, based firmly in reality as opposed to the wishful thinking of leftist politicians.  Wilders has received numerous death threats from Muslims and must live under a 24 hour guard to protect him from "the religion of peace" his own country.

The Netherlands, like much of Europe, has become a Politically Correct form of fascism, where free speech is rigorously suppressed if it involves any criticism of this violent and intolerant religion.  Wilders soon found himself on trial for "inciting hatred" against Muslims (for telling the truth about their religion).  Truth is not a defense in much of Europe -- if you break the speech codes imposed by government, you are subject to trial and imprisonment.

In the Netherlands, the prosecution stated before the trial that they believed Wilders to be innocent of the charges; however, the judges forced the trial to go forward anyway.

Reuters reports:
The presiding judge said Wilders' remarks were sometimes "hurtful," "shocking" or "offensive," but that they were made in the context of a public debate about Muslim integration and multi-culturalism, and therefore not a criminal act.

"I am extremely pleased and happy," Wilders told reporters after the ruling. "This is not so much a win for myself, but a victory for freedom of speech. Fortunately you can criticize Islam and not be gagged in public debate."
Read it all here.


Always On Watch said...

A victory for anti-dhimmitude.

Linked at my site because you have such concise background information. It never ceases to amaze me how many "ordinary people" don't even know how Geert Wilders is!

LibertyAtStake said...

Goldmember would be proud of his Freakie-Deekie countrymen.

"Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"