Free Speech Wilders

Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office to Try Geert Wilders for Thought Crime…….

The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office is set to trample free speech rights in its misguided quest to prosecute Right-wing politician, Gert Wilders, for inciting hatred, discrimination and insulting language concerning Islam and Muslims.
Really?
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Dutch court presents its case, given that Wilders has presented his case against Islam by referring exclusively to Islamic texts and the over response by the Muslim leadership concerning these texts. Islam is an ideology, it’s not a racial, ethnic group, simply an ideology, and what the Dutch court is trying to do, is to place an ideology above critique. We’ve seen that before, as the Soviet Union victimized those who dared to raise a voice about the wrongs inflicted on others by that dangerous ideology.
How people were dragged before the courts of the land because they dare criticize Soviet policy, and how many more people in Europe are going to dragged before the courts because they dare speak the truth about Islam? If terrible portions in Islamic texts had been expunged, or at least a fatwa given by the most important voice in Islamic jurisprudence, that no text could be used to promote violence against anyone, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, then we wouldn’t be having to deal with the current problem that Islam poses.

The Amsterdam court has ruled that the Public Prosecutor’s Office should after all prosecute the right-wing populist politician Geert Wilders for remarks about Muslims and Islam. The court found that there was a case of inciting hatred, discrimination and insulting language to answer. Earlier the Public Prosecutor decided not to proceed against Mr Wilders, which sparked numerous protests from organisations and individuals.

The court regarded Mr Wilders’ remarks as punishable in law in view of both their content and the manner of presentation. The judges characterized the presentation as comprising “one-sided, generalised phrasing characterised by a radical nature, constant repetition and increasing ferocity”. The court further ruled that the prosecution of the PVV party leader would not conflict with the right to freedom of expression.

Mr Wilders said it was “a black day for freedom of speech” and for himself. Although he was confident he would be exonerated, he was afraid the trial might last so long and cost the PVV so much that the future existence of the party would be jeopardised.

Note: The Finnish authorities are presently trying to build a simiar case against Jussi Hall-aho, using the very same argumentation, Halla-aho has just blogged his exchange (in Finnish) with the authorities via email. when I have the time, I’ll translate the more important parts of it. Halla-aho’s own argumentation is pure brilliance. I believe that we will see the same from Wilders as well.

H/T: Europe News

UPDATE: And if that weren’t enough, just look at what Palestinians are saying if Europe doesn’t cater to the Islamofascists’ demands.

UPDATE: The Baron has just received the following statement from the PVV:

This is a Black Day for Freedom
by Baron Bodissey

We just received this statement from the PVV (Party for Freedom):
Geert Wilders: court decision is an all-out assault on freedom of speech

Survival of Freedom Party in jeopardy

The Hague, January 21, 2009

The Freedom Party (PVV) is shocked by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal’s decision to prosecute Geert Wilders for his statements and opinions. Geert Wilders considers this ruling an all-out assault on freedom of speech.

Geert Wilders: “Apparently this is The Netherlands today. If you speak out you might be prosecuted. To participate in public debate has become a dangerous activity.”

“If I have to appear in court, not only I will be prosecuted, but also hundreds of thousands of Dutch citizens who reject the Islamisation of the West. In Dutch Parliament only the Party for Freedom is willing to speak up for the preservation of our culture and our many freedoms.”- – – – – – – –
The Freedom Party leader now faces legal proceedings that will probably take years to conclude and will also involve enormous legal fees.

“We depend on small donations. The Freedom Party is the only party in Parliament that does not accept any government funding. This court decision jeopardizes the very existence of the Freedom Party. We simply cannot afford the enormous legal expenses.”

“This is a black day for freedom.”

3 Responses

  1. I was in the Netherlands last February, I was shocked at the number of Muslims/Arabs, probably about 40%, to not exagerate.

    Fitna was on the verge of coming out…

    Great blog, keep up the work, fellow Infidel!!!

  2. Hi Carlos, I know how you feel, I was in Vienna last year for a Counterjihad meeting and was shocked by all the noticeable head scarves etc.

    If not for the fact that the rest of us have to deal with the misery inflicted by failed multi-culti policies, I would say that they (multiculturalists) deserve all that they order, and then some.

    Thank you for you kind words, I try my best with this blog to inform the world on what is going on here in Finland and elsewhere.

  3. A bad day for freedom is a big day for courtroom jihad.

    It really doesn’t matter for the Dutch establishment whether Wilders is convicted or not. The process itself is a punishment with all the legal expenses.

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