The free world holds its breath as Geert Wilders stands before a corrupt Dutch court and ....dares with his silence to refuse to sanction their enforcement of the sharia (Islamic law) and subversion of the blood and toil of centuries of progress. Free speech, free men -- essential freedom hangs in the balance. The leftist liars can package this horror in any shade of ribbon they want. It is what it is: the west on trial.
Here is the film that set this particular evil in motion. When I first viewed it, I was stunned by its shocking simplicity. If you haven't viewed it or seen it recently, stop and watch it. And you'll understand the terrible fight we are losing in the war of ideas.
Understand the premise here: Muslims were offended, so one man who spoke the truth may go to jail.
Hate? Judge for yourself
The hate speech trial of politician Geert Wilders has resumed with judges viewing his anti-Islam film "Fitna," which juxtaposes Koranic verses and images of violence, and offended many Muslims worldwide when it was released in 2008.
Of course, those Muslims were not offended when Islamic jihadists juxtaposed Qur'anic verses with violence by committing violent acts and justifying them by reference to those Qur'an verses.
Wilders is charged with inciting hatred against Muslims via "Fitna" and in dozens of public remarks comparing Islam to Fascism, calling for a ban on Muslim immigration and for a ban on the Koran. In one opinion piece he wrote "I've had enough of Islam in the Netherlands; let not one more Muslim immigrate," adding "I've had enough of the Koran in the Netherlands: Forbid that fascist book."
Wilders argued on Monday that he has a right to freedom of speech and that his remarks were within the bounds of the law.
"I am a suspect here because I have expressed my opinion as a representative of the people," Wilders told judges at the start of the trial.
"Formally I'm on trial here today, but with me, the freedom of expression of many, many Dutch people is also being judged," he said, referring to more than 1.4 million voters who made his party the country's third-largest in June elections....
The trial resumed Monday, here.