Wilders to be tried for hate speech
Handelsblad for once Â does not smear Wilders with the “right wing” epithet which the MSM so obligingly uses to please the far left and their Mohammedan masters.
…in the Netherlands and other European countries, the political elite understands that there are frictions between an ever more assertive Muslim population and an ever more resentful “native” working class, but that, with the usual careless confidence of Big Government, it had concluded that the answer to this problem was to police and constrain public discourse within ever narrower bounds. (…)And, although Mr. Wilders is invariably described as “far right,” how “far” he is depends on where you’re standing: A poll last month found his party tied for first place in Dutch affections.
In other words, this court is explicitly attempting to criminalize the political opinions of a large swath of the Dutch electorate.
Hugh Fitzgerald comments:
Those Dutch bringing charges in order to shut up and even punish Wilders, and by extention to shut up, and threaten with punishment, all those who have come to the same conclusions as Wilders, are sinister figures. They are essentially collaborators with the forces of Islam, willing to do whatever it takes in order to aggrandize themselves, or even to help themselves to more of what they think they can grab, by way of power and, in the end, loot. Those who share Geert Wilders’ alarm over the Dutch, and Western civilizational legacy, in which we all have a life estate but must think as well of the remaindermen, those who support Geert Wilders not because they necessarily agree with him on everything but do agree with him on what is now in Western Europe The One Big Thing (the threat posted from within by the forces of Islam, now employing instruments of Jihad by which they hope, because of incredible negligence by members of the
European political and media elites, manage through demographic conquest from within what can not be achieved by military conquest from without.
In Dutch terms, in the terms of the Dutch during World War II and the Nazi occupation, the first group may be thought of as consisting of peter-mentens, while the second may be thought of as constisting of the miep-gieses. Between Peter Menten and Miep Gies — well, we all know the right choice.