UPDATE: “I am delighted with this ruling,” says Geert Wilders. “It is a victory, not only for me but for all the Dutch people. Today is a victory for freedom of speech. The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak.”
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The judges have delivered their verdict in the heresy trial of Dutch freedom politician Geert Wilders for inciting hatred against Muslims. NOT GUILTY of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims. When do the Islamic supremacists go on trial for inciting hatred against non-Muslims?
Charges against Geert Wilders
- Intentionally offending Muslims
- Inciting hatred against Muslims
- Inciting discrimination against Muslims
- Inciting hatred of non-western immigrants
The islamic supremacists who initiated the case told judges that Mr Wilders' comments have led to a rise in discrimination and violence against Muslims. This is the enforcement of blasphemy laws under Islamic law.
The case began on October 4 last year, but collapsed after three weeks when a special legal panel ruled the judges may have shown partiality following a string of legal blunders. New judges were then sworn in and the case was heard again this year. (Dutch News)
The Islamic supremacist 'plaintiffs' were seeking a one-euro fine. But it's not about a largely symbolic fine; it is about a triumph over the tenets of Western law and free speech. They said if they didn't get their symbolic one-euro fine, they don't get it, but they say they will consider taking their case to the European Court of Human Rights. Ah yes, take it to the anti-humans under the guise of human rights.
The judge has started off by saying that most of the statements for which Geert Wilders has been charged are attributable to him. Two of the statements, however, were attributable to newspaper writers – a not guilty verdict for both these statements.
Charge #2 Incitement to hatred of people, i.e. Muslims, based on their religion - NOT GUILTY!!
Charge #4 Incitement to hatred of people, i.e. non-Western immigrants and/or Moroccans, based on their race - NOT GUILTY!
Charge #5 Incitement to discrimination, against people, i.e. non-Western immigrants and/or Moroccans, based on their race - NOT GUILTY!
FITNA - Geert's film - NOT GUILTY for the statements made by this movie!
And while Wilders is not part of the coalition government, the support of Mr Wilders's Freedom Party (PVV) keeps it in power. If convicted, Wilders could have spent 16 months in prison and been fined 10,000 euros (13,800 dollars).
This was a seminal case. Wilders is our proxy -- the West is on trial.