Dutch far-right leader Wilders on trial for inciting hatred

by Anthony Deutsch |Reuters  |  published on October 31, 2016

Geert WildersDutch anti-Islam opposition leader Geert Wilders goes on trial on Monday for inciting hatred and discrimination, 18 months after he led a chant for fewer Moroccans in the country and called them scum during campaigning for local elections.

A verdict is due in December, just months before a March 15 parliamentary election in which Wilders’ Freedom Party is vying for first place with Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative VVD, which rules in a fragile coalition with Labour.

An Oct. 27 poll shows Wilders trailing Rutte by a margin of two seats in the 150-seat legislature. He is poised to more than double his number of seats in the lower house.

Wilders, who said on Friday he would not attend the hearings but just be represented by his lawyer, faces a fine of up to 7,400 euros ($8,100) and a year in jail for the remarks in early 2014.

Wilders called the trial, on one charge of discrimination and a second for inciting hatred of Moroccans, an attempt to strip him of his right to free speech and said it was politically motivated.

  • Edgardo L. Perez-De Leon

    Viva freedom of speech!

  • SmithWinston6478

    It’s clear Geert Wilders is the smartest Dutch MP Holland may have ever seen. He’s been trying to warn the genteel, naive Nederlanders for a long time. Sweden is lost, France is tottering, England has had beheadings in the streets, and Germany may see riots against the violent, irrationally macho, primitive, inbred muslams.

    Europe’s understandable rejection of nationalism since the intolerance of Nazi nightmare has left them vulnerable to attack by the onslaught of middle-eastern cavemen. But in fact, the muslams were allied with Hitler via their potentate in pajamas – the grand mufti. Americans would do well to listen carefully to Geert Wilders. It may well be too late for him to save Holland.

    “Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill
    “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” ~ Manuel II Palaiologos – 14th century Byzantine emperor

  • Rodney Steward

    Socialism at it’s best, and with Hellary this is exactly the way it’ll be here, full of muslims and no Constitution and guns!

  • ArcticGrayling

    Anybody who attends a mosque should be put on trial for inciting murder of infidels, hatred of infidels, and promoting violence against women.

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  • Niko

    Hold strong Geert, when your party wins you can round up every filthy muslime and all those that are for them and throw them all out at once

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