Dutch politician on trial for offending Islam
Catholic World News - October 04, 2010
The controversial Dutch legislator Geert Wilders has gone on trial for public statements that allegedly incited hatred of Islam.
Wilders, the flamboyant leader of the Freedom Party, could face a year in prison if he is convicted. But the outspoken politician is unbowed. "The freedom of expression of at least 1.5 million people is standing trial together with me," he wrote.
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Posted by: Justin8110 -
Oct. 05, 2010 9:16 AM ET USA
i've been a fan of Mr. Wilders for a long time now. I find it outrageous that the Dutch people see fit to demonize one of the only people in their country who really cares about them and who seems to see the forest for the trees. Dhimmi status doesn't apply to those who are not "people of the Book" and Euro-Secularists threw away any identification with Judaism or Christianity a long time ago. They are simply pagans again with the news gods of self, feeling and sex as their real masters.