Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Geert Wilders to be Prosecuted for “Hate Speech”

Geert WildersIf any one person personifies the resistance against the Islamization of Europe, that person is Geert Wilders. His message is simple, honest, and straightforward: the people of the Netherlands (and other nations) have a right to protect the traditional character of their native countries and demand a halt to mass immigration.

But the forces of Multiculturalism are arrayed against him. The Powers That Be recognize how dangerous he is, and are determined to stop him.

And at last they have found a means to do so, all the while being covered by a fig leaf of legality. According to the BBC:

Islam film Dutch MP to be charged

A Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders made a controversial film last year equating Islam with violence and has likened the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

“In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to… draw a clear line,” the court in Amsterdam said.

Mr Wilders said the judgement was an “attack on the freedom of expression”.

“Participation in the public debate has become a dangerous activity. If you give your opinion, you risk being prosecuted,” he said.

Not only he, but all Dutch citizens opposed to the “Islamisation” of their country would be on trial, Mr Wilders warned.

“Who will stand up for our culture if I am silenced?” he added.


The three judges said that they had weighed Mr Wilders’s “one-sided generalisations” against his right to free speech, and ruled that he had gone beyond the normal leeway granted to politicians.

Notice that the court claims the right to grant “normal leeway” to politicians. That is, they are the law. The political leaders, who are elected by the people and are charged with passing laws, do so only on the sufferance of judges, who make the ultimate decisions about what is and isn’t permitted.
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“The Amsterdam appeals court has ordered the prosecution of member of parliament Geert Wilders for inciting hatred and discrimination, based on comments by him in various media on Muslims and their beliefs,” the court said in a statement.

“The court also considers appropriate criminal prosecution for insulting Muslim worshippers because of comparisons between Islam and Nazism made by Wilders,” it added.

The court’s ruling reverses a decision last year by the public prosecutor’s office, which said Mr Wilders’s comments had been made outside parliament as a contribution to the debate on Islam in Dutch society and that no criminal offence had been committed.

And the prosecutors have no choice. The judge has ruled, and they must prosecute:

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that they could not appeal against the judgement and would open an investigation immediately.

Gerard Spong, a prominent lawyer who pushed for Mr Wilders’s prosecution, welcomed the court’s decision.

“This is a happy day for all followers of Islam who do not want to be tossed on the garbage dump of Nazism,” he told reporters.

Hat tip: Fausta.


Old Atlantic Lighthouse said...

The judges said they are the Nazis.

Thorum said...

It is my understanding from a Dutch friend of mine that he has "diplomatic immunity". I am not sure what that means. I was also told that Mr. Wilders is seen by many Dutch citizens, as a puppet of Israel. I think that is ridiculous. Regardless, we are all in this together so let's stand beside Geert and continue the fight against Islamization!!

Unknown said...

I think this is not a bad thing. If there is a trial, then he can exposs the dangers of Islam with the Coran or any other of their sacred books as proof. You only have to read them to see who have the real hate speech.

Thorum said...

Taylor makes a good point!!

spackle said...

So his words are enough to incite hatred huh? The pro-palestinian violent anti-Semites are just swell though.

Fjordman said...

Spackle: Exactly. I'm so bloody tired of this. They are submitting to sharia. It's high treason, plain and simple.

Proud Infidel said...

This is beyond insane. Pro-Palestinian rioters can compare Israel to Nazi Germany without a hint of censure from the so called authorities, while a politician making thruthful statements about Islam gets prosecuted.

It's now official, freedom of speech is dead in Holland and Europe. And with Lord Barrack Obama in power in the US, welcome to our future.

The 1st Earl of Cromer said...

I am saddened by this news, but nothing really surprises me anymore.

The judge says he 'weighed Wilders' one-sided generalisations against his right to free speech', but how far in the clouds does your head have to be that you fail to notice that many of these 'one-sided generalisations' happen to correspond remarkably well to reality?

As Fjordman, Proud Infidel and Spackle pointed out, this incitement business does seem to be a one way street. Maybe if Wilders had led crowds in attacking the police and Muslim symbols and businesses, he wouldn't be facing charges now.

Offer some evidence and reasoned arguments however, and it's time to be prosecuted. Absolutely insane.

Czechmade said...

"The sky is blue" - a one-sided generalization. Quite criminal in my eyes.

darrinh said...

@ Thorum, yes the actual real nazis think that Geert Wilders is a 'Zionist Tool' as well. So do they think that the 'Zionists' will come save him? Or will their own stupidity be exposed for all to see?

ɱØяñιηg$ʇðя ©™ said...

Don't forget that there was a Vlams Belang politician who has already lost his diplomatic immunity in Belgium. So it could be bad if Wilders looses his one too. It is important though to not give up just because some set-backs. You have to remember that the only reason islam wields such power in europe right now is because they are protected by our own traitors. I agree with Fjordman that EU is the most dangerous tool in this islamization-process. EU consists of members from various member-states. If we can dismantle EU then we have a real chance to turn the tide. Without it's stern support by the traitors, islam will fall like domino tiles, one after another.

Fury said...

Sign and pass this petition along for Geert Wilders.

JD said...

Tick, tick, tick.....