Monday, October 4, 2010

Islam and Political Correctness Silence Upstart Dutch Politician

And let's not forget about one of the other most potent totalitarian ideologies of our day, Islam, being aided and abetted by the destructive qua destructive neomarxist creed of political correctness.

Dutch politician on trial on hate speech charges

By TOBY STERLING (AP) – 8 hours ago

AMSTERDAM — Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders went on trial Monday for alleged hate speech, even as his popularity and influence in the Netherlands are near all time highs.

Prosecutors say Wilders incited hatred against Muslims with remarks comparing Islam to Naziism and by calling for a ban on the Quran. Wilders argues he has a right to freedom of speech and his remarks were within the bounds of the law.

If convicted, he faces up to a year in prison. He could keep his seat in parliament.

On his Twitter account, Wilders said the start of his trial was a "terrible day."

"The freedom of expression of at least 1.5 million people is standing trial together with me," he wrote, referring to the voters that made his Freedom Party the third-largest in national elections in June. [Continued]

1 comment:

Reaganx said...

I love this guy but he would be more consistent if he didn't call for banning the Qur'an.