Saturday, December 20, 2014

Geert Wilders Being Charged With "Race Hate"



From the Telegraph:
Geert Wilders has been charged with incitement to discrimination and hatred after the Dutch far-Right leader led chants of "fewer Moroccans” at an election rally. 
It is not the first time the leader of the Freedom Party, famous for his peroxide blond mane of hair and currently leading in the opinion polls, has found himself in the dock on charges for his comments on Islam and immigration. 
“I have said what millions of people think and find. For the second time, one apparently wants to deal with someone who speaks the truth,” said Mr Wilders. 
“It is a travesty that I have to defend myself in court for this. The public prosecutor would do better to devote his time to prosecuting jihadis instead of me. The Party for Freedom is the largest party in the polls. Apparently the elite does not like that.” 
The latest case follows a public rally last March when Mr Wilders asked a mass audience of his supporters whether they wanted "fewer or more Moroccans in your city and in the Netherlands?”. 
When the crowd shouted "fewer! fewer!”, or “minder! minder! in Dutch, a grinning Mr Wilders shouted: "We're going to organise that”. 
During European elections in May, the anti-immigration Freedom Party campaigned under the slogan “minder”. 
This led to 6,400 legal complaints being lodged with the Dutch authorities and the furore led to senior members of the Mr Wilders’ own party resigning. 
"The public prosecutor is to prosecute Geert Wilders on charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and hatred," said a statement from the prosecutor’s office. 
"Politicians may go far in their statements, that's part of freedom of expression, but this freedom is limited by the prohibition of discrimination.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Were those 6,400 complaints coming from Dutch people of North African Muslim backgrounds. Holland is a small country, it cannot accomodate any more non-productive people like North African Sunni Muslim peasants who are trapped between 2 worlds. Send these lovely Muslims to America and let them compete with the Mexicans, for the low-wage peasant jobs and then let's see how long these lovely Muslims last! Mr Wilders have presented statistical evidence to show that these Muslim people only seek refuge in European countries in order to use & abuse the generous welfare system of Europe. In America you have to work,Period!