Geert Wilders Not Guilty

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From Dutch News. A great victory for freedom today. Geert Wilders was found not guilty of inciting hatred. This should never have gone to trial in the first place and it is a shame that it all went on for so long.Even the prosecution called for a not guilty verdict.

MP Geert Wilders has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred and discrimination by a courtu in Amsterdam.

The court ruled that some of Wilders’ statements were insulting, shocking and on the edge of legal acceptibility, but that they were made in the broad context of a political and social debate on the multi-cultural society.

The only reason the case went forward was that “anti-racism” campaigners protested when the prosecution declined to prosecute Wilders earlier.

Holland, and the rest of Europe badly needs some equivalent to the US first amendment.

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3 Responses to “Geert Wilders Not Guilty”

  1. Lochemya David Says:

    A great victory!

  2. David Hoffman Says:

    It is indeed, but they haven’t won the war yet. Did you catch the court’s comments, edge of legal acceptability and all that?

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