AMSTERDAM | Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:50am EDT
Oct 15 (Reuters) – Prosecutors asked a Dutch court on Friday to acquit anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.
Prosecutors, who had already called on the court to drop a charge that Wilders insulted Muslims by comparing Islam to Nazism, said his comments targeted Islam and not Muslims as a group. They said he also had the right as a politician to make statements about perceived problems in society. (Reporting by Aaron Gray-Block; Editing by Louise Ireland)
NOTE: The Judges could still rule against Geert, but what bench would want to be seen going against both the prosecution and the defense?