Sunday, May 24, 2009

Geert Wilders Loses Appeal, Will be Prosecuted

Geert Wilders who is the only politician in Europe brave enough to take on Islam is going to trial for speaking the truth about Islam. In the meantime the Netherlands is slowly falling to Islam.

Hat tip to Shona.

Dutch Anti-Islam Lawmaker Loses Bid To Stop Hate Speech Trial

THE HAGUE (AFP)--Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders lost a legal bid Wednesday to stop his pending trial for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

"The attorney general is of the opinion that there are no grounds" for a further appeal, the Dutch Supreme Court said in a statement.

Lawyers for Wilders had sought to overturn a ruling by the Amsterdam Court of Appeals in January that he should be prosecuted for a series of public anti- Muslim statements, particularly for comparing Islam to Nazism.

"It is a political process," Wilders responded in a statement on the Web site of his Freedom Party, or PVV, which has nine out of 150 seats in parliament.

"I am being prosecuted for saying about Islam what millions of Dutch think. Freedom of expression is at risk of being offered at the altar of Islam."

The January appeals court judgment had followed numerous complaints from citizens over the Public Prosecution Service's initial refusal to press charges against Wilders.

Wilders is the maker of a 17-minute film, "Fitna," which has been called " offensively anti-Islamic" by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The screening of the film in the Netherlands last year prompted protests in much of the Muslim world, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistan.

Wilders has called for the banning of the Koran in the Netherlands, calling it "fascist."

In June last year, the prosecutor's office said "Fitna," though offensive to Muslims, didn't give rise to a punishable offense.

It dismissed dozens of complaints received from around the country, saying Wilders' utterances were made in the context of public debate.

But the appeals court ruled six months later that politicians, given their special responsibility, ought not to be permitted to make "statements which create hate and grief," and ordered the prosecution to put Wilders on trial.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the video that this man seems to have put up is very biased and out of context,here are verses from the Glorious book,Quran
"Defend evil with what is better and then there will be between whom there was enmity become as if you were close friends,none will be able to attain that except the patient,none will be able to attain it except the ones with the greatest fortune"
It was when the people of the Prophet would torture him,when they would take their slaves outin the heat,put a huge rock over them and not cease doing it until they disbelieved in whom he truly loved,when they would take a father,a mother and a son and torture them,kill the parents before the son and continue to torture him until he would disown his faith that Muslims fled for their religion,even after that,the pagans of Mecca wouldnot allow them to live in peace and continued to wage wars against them,at this time,Muslims were commanded to fight their enemies.if Wilders is not punished in this world,there will come a Day whose Judge is God,that day his skin,his hands and his legs will testify against him,God will fulfil his Light even if the disbelievers hate it.