"It is irrelevant whether Wilder’s witnesses might prove Wilders’ observations to be correct”, the ‘Openbaar Ministerie’ stated, “what’s relevant is that his observations are illegal”.

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English translation:

Mister Speaker, judges of the court,I would like to make use of my right to speak for a few minutes.

Freedom is the most precious of all our attainments and the most vulnerable. People have devoted their lives to it and given their lives for it. Our freedom in this country is the outcome of centuries. It is the consequence of a history that knows no equal and has brought us to where we are now.

I believe with all my heart and soul that the freedom in the Netherlands is threatened. That what our heritage is, what generations could only dream about, that this freedom is no longer a given, no longer self-evident.

I devote my life to the defence of our freedom. I know what the risks are and I pay a price for it every day. I do not complain about it; it is my own decision. I see that as my duty and it is why I am standing here.

I know that the words I use are sometimes harsh, but they are never rash. It is not my intention to spare the ideology of conquest and destruction, but I am not any more out to offend people. I have nothing against Muslims. I have a problem with Islam and the Islamization of our country because Islam is at odds with freedom.

Future generations will wonder to themselves how we in 2010, in this place, in this room, earned our most precious attainment. Whether there is freedom in this debate for both parties and thus also for the critics of Islam, or that only one side of the discussion may be heard in the Netherlands? Whether freedom of speech in the Netherlands applies to everyone or only to a few? The answer to this is at once the answer to the question whether freedom still has a home in this country.

Freedom was never the property of a small group, but was always the heritage of us all. We are all blessed by it.

Lady Justice wears a blindfold, but she has splendid hearing. I hope that she hears the following sentences, loud and clear:

It is not only a right, but also the duty of free people to speak against every ideology that threatens freedom. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States was right: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

I hope that the freedom of speech shall triumph in this trial.

In conclusion, Mister Speaker, judges of the court.

This trial is obviously about the freedom of speech. But this trial is also about the process of establishing the truth. Are the statements that I have made and the comparisons that I have taken, as cited in the summons, true? If something is true then can it still be punishable? This is why I urge you to not only submit to my request to hear witnesses and experts on the subject of freedom of speech. But I ask you explicitly to honour my request to hear witnesses and experts on the subject of Islam. I refer not only to Mister Jansen and Mister Admiraal, but also to the witness/experts from Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Without these witnesses, I cannot defend myself properly and, in my opinion, this would not be an fair trial.

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  1. Following comments were just posted over at JihadWatch (JW):

    I do not agree with slavery or sex slavery, as allowed by Muslims in the Koran.
    I do not agree with the death penalty for leaving Islam, as required by the Koran.
    I do not agree with forcing others to convert to Islam, be extorted, or be killed as required in the Koran.
    I do not agree with calling non-Muslims pigs and Apes as mentioned in the Koran.
    I do not agree that we are the vilest of creatures deserving no mercy as the Koran says.

    Crazy Islam has this:

    Posters and Signs
    Here are some suggestions for posters, signs, billboards, pamphlets, etc.

    Note: Because so many verses of the Koran are about violence, rape, sex slavery, terror, beheading, etc. – it’s very easy to get confused on the exact verse. If one verse is misattributed to another accurate passage, no problem. We are in effect killing 2 birds with 1 stone.
    For example: Why kill us for insults? (Koran 98:6) If someone corrects you, thank them and say, “Then what is Koran 98:6? Answer: You are the vilest of creatures deserving no mercy. Then ask them for the correct citation for “Why kill us for insults?” Answer: Koran 33:61. Kindly thank them again.
    Finally, should you find any misattributed passages or verses on Crazy Islam, please note the mistake in the comments section. Thank you.

    If Islam is peaceful, why is it violent?

    Why can’t we be friends? (Koran 5:51)
    Why are we your enemies? (Koran 4:101)

    Why are we the vilest creatures? (Koran 98:6)
    Why are we pigs and apes? (Koran 2:62-65, 5:59-:60, 7:166)
    Jesus was not a pig or an ape! (Koran 2:62-65, 5:59-:60, 7:166)

    Why kill us for insults? (Koran 33:61)
    Why is our religion bad? (Koran 3:85)
    Why must you fight us? (Koran 2:216)
    Why is leaving Islam a death sentence? (Koran 2:217, 4:89)

    We are not your sex slaves! (Koran 4:3, :24, 5:89, 23:5, 33:50, 58:3, 70:30)
    Rape doesn’t need 4 witnesses (Koran 24:13), just DNA!

    Don’t behead us! (Koran 47:4, 8:12)
    Stop the terror! (Koran 8:12, 8:60)
    Stop lying! (Koran 3:28, 16:106)

    Marriage and divorce of children is not OK. (Koran 65:4)
    Wife beating is not good. (Koran 4:34)
    6-year old girls are too young to marry Mohammed aged 51! (Bukhari 7.62.88)
    9-year old girls (Aisha) are too young to be deflowered by Mohammed aged 54! (Bukhari 7.62.88)

    Why did the devil speak to Mohammed? (Koran 17:73-75, 22:52-:53, 53:19-:26)
    Are my aunts and uncles cursed to hell too? (Koran Chapter 111)
    Who said Mohammed gets a 20 percent cut of all stolen non-Muslim property? (Koran 8:41)

    Why was only Mohammed allowed unlimited wives? (Koran 33:50)
    Why did All*h order Mohammed to marry his daughter-in-law? (Koran 33:37)

    Didn’t Mohammed get tired beheading hundreds of Jews in one day?
    Did Mohammed’s ride on his Buraq really go faster than an airplane? (Koran 17:1)(Bukhari 5:58:227)
    Why can’t we set foot in Mecca or Medina?

    Dogs don’t need to be killed! (Bukhari 4:54:540)
    Why must ex-Muslims die? (Koran 2:217, 4:89)

  2. Instead of applauding Wilders for his efforts to warn of the dangers of mass Muslim immigration, his own country is trying to muzzle him, and all for nothing, since we still have freedom of speech in the U.S. and the Internet will allow us to get to the Danish people whether they like it or now. Tell your Danish English-speaking friends to study Islam’s horror show history and modus operandi free online with the Historyscoper and help change the Danish govt. policy. Click the url.

  3. The dutch elite will pay the price for maintaining political correctness,
    the dutch population will vote against it in the next elections.
    the famous dutch tolerance has diminished over the years and people
    will choose a more just society over this overdone political correct one
    “don’t despise the snake for having no horns for who is to say it will not
    turn into a dragon, so can one just man become an army”.

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