Wilders Trial: the establishment will structure the trial so that the truth is no defense…

Police stand guard as demonstrators rally in support of Wilders outside the court.

In any case,  the Wilders witch-hunt is the last nail in the coffin of the once  tolerant Netherlands.

Spiegel innuendo here>> WaPo sux, as usual>> Wilders on trial, supporters protest against ‘legal jihad’


Al Jizz confirms that Wilders is on trial for “hate speech”


Check out the photo that Al-Jazeera chose to accompany its article on the Wilders trialhere (thanks to Robert Spencer & JW).

Could it be that maybe Wilders is not unjustified in sounding the alarm about the Islamization of Europe when Muslims demonstrate against him holding signs saying things like “Islam will be superior,” “Islam will dominate the world,” and “Freedom can go to hell”?

Islamo-fascism rules:

From one of one of Wilders’ prosecutors:

“It is irrelevant whether Wilder’s witnesses might prove Wilders’ observations to be correct. What’s relevant is that his observations are illegal.”

The unholy inquisition against Geert Wilders begins!

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Wilders’ tormentors seem to have forgotten JFK’s dictum: “When we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.” The same applies, of course to resistance.

Robert Spencer is approved as a witness in the trial against Geert Wilders just a minute ago: http://nos.nl/nieuws/live/journaal24/

Pamela covers it here:

Geert Wilders Trial Live Now

Geert Wilders: “If a politician is not allowed to criticize an ideology anymore this means that we are lost, and it will lead to the end of our freedom”


Cartoon courtesy of Bosch Fawstin.

Note the standard use below of the “far-right” epithet, which is mainstream media-speak for “frightens children, barks at other people’s dogs, and makes Cratchit work on Christmas.” Nonetheless, Wilders’ argument as quoted below ought to be compelling to any reasonable member of a free society. The prosecution of Wilders is indeed a politically motivated attempt to silence him, and a short-sighted move that will come back to haunt the Dutch authorities who are bringing the case, when they find the precedent they have set can hamstring their own ability to speak without fear.

“Far-right MP Geert Wilders on trial for discrimination against Muslims,” by David Charter for the Times Online, January 20:

Geert Wilders, the far-right MP who likens the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, goes on trial today in a politically charged test of the limits of tolerance and free speech in the Netherlands.

Mr Wilders, 46, leader of the Freedom Party, is charged with incitement and discrimination against Muslims over his outspoken comments attacking Islam and for his film, Fitna, which juxtaposed images of 9/11 and beheadings with verses of the Koran. He has called the Koran “a fascist book” and described Islamic culture as retarded.

Mr Wilders, who has made no secret of his ambition to become Prime Minister, has called his indictment a political trial but the Amsterdam Court of Appeal decided that it was in the public interest to prosecute him because his comments have been “so insulting to Muslims”.

“I am being prosecuted for my political convictions,” Mr Wilders said this week.

“The freedom of speech is on the verge of collapsing,” Mr Wilders added. “If a politician is not allowed to criticise an ideology anymore this means that we are lost, and it will lead to the end of our freedom. However, I remain combative: I am convinced that I will be acquitted.” […]

Mr Wilders has received numerous death threats for his campaign against the “Islamisation of our societies” views but has built a large following by exploiting a backlash against relaxed Dutch immigration policies, vowing to close Holland’s borders if he comes to power.

“My supporters say, ‘At last there is someone who dares to say what millions of people think’. That is what I do.” Today’s hearing in Amsterdam district court is a formal opening session to determine who will be called as witnesses and whether they will all be heard in public….

“According to Wilders, the truth about Islam must be made known, even if it is painful and unpleasant for certain people”


The Wilders trial is a showdown for free people, and for the free West. If he is convicted, the freedom of speech will not long endure in Europe, and America will be next. And the darkness of Islamic supremacism will continue to spread, and to subjugate women and non-Muslims, without it being possible to raise a voice against it.

“Filmmaker Geert Wilders faces hatred charges,” from CNN, January 20: (interesting that CNN dropped the “right wing” smears…)

(CNN) — Controversial Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders appeared in court Wednesday on charges of inciting discrimination and hatred that relate in part to his much-criticized film about Islam.Wednesday’s session at the Court of Amsterdam was a pre-trial hearing and a full trial was due to begin later this year. A court spokesman said the hearing was expected to last one day but could stretch into Thursday.

Wilders, who heads the Dutch Party for Freedom, said he has done nothing wrong. “I will fight,” he promised in a statement Tuesday on the party’s Web site….

In addition to inciting discrimination and hatred, Wilders is also charged with offending a group of people, which relates to his comparison of Islam to Nazism.

“According to Wilders, the truth about Islam must be made known, even if it is painful and unpleasant for certain people,” his statement on his party’s site said….

4 thoughts on “Wilders Trial: the establishment will structure the trial so that the truth is no defense…”

  1. “The truth is no defense”

    Of course not after all, Mr Wilders is charged with “inciting to hate” to discriminate?…. This is really a cracker and merits some serious investigation. How about; inciting to love, or to melancholy or to depression? or inciting to discern?

    Hate is an emotion, completely subjective. The law is not based on the subjective, but rather the objective. Holland is not being run by the unelected, half illiterate mullahs, who have neither the power nor the authority to assert influence over secular laws, other than that given to them, by the very people who are supposed to acting in the best interests of the Dutch electorate.

    “Inciting to discriminate”- Sharia law is repugnant and has no place in Holland or anywhere else in the civilized world. No incitement necessary. This is not because it is different but because it is barbaric. That is not discrimination.
    Bring it on! The truth is: various European governments are now relying on hate legislation to silence dissent which is suggestive of their desire to enforce political correctness with criminal sanctions. The purpose of all this; is censorship and to keep people in a state of fear when things get tougher, as they surely will.

    1. anon, they will find him guilty in order to make him ineligible to run for the presidency. Its all for the “greater good”- for the coming EUrabia, the greater EUrabian prosperity zone, otherwise know as Euro-med.


      Bat Ye’or

      Muslims might feel insulted by Geert Wilders’ opinions on Islam. However, Geert Wilders and non-Muslims feel insulted – threatened — by the hostile and negative opinions on them enshrined in Muslim holy books, laws and customs. These are not hidden or dismissed as outdated, but continuously and proudly published, taught and publicly expounded throughout the world — without being opposed by Muslim leaders.
      Westerners have been conditioned by their governments, their media, the Palestinisation of their culture and societies, to be the culprit and to accept without a murmur the continuous harassment of the permanent terrorist threat. Such terrorism has taken already many innocent lives and wounded countless others since it started, in the 1960s, in Europe with the collaboration of Palestinians and Nazi groups murdering Jews and Israelis.
      In view of an aggressive indigenous and foreign terrorism within the Netherlands itself, it is clear that Geert Wilders is answering a provocation against him that obliges him to live under permanent security controls. How is it possible that in the XXIe century, in a democratic and peaceful Europe, some people, politicians, intellectuals, cartoonists or others, need 24-hour security when they have done nothing but lawfully express themselves ? Will self-censorship define our culture?
      For most Europeans, Geert Wilders appears to be the hero and defender of their lost freedoms and dignity; a conviction would reinforce his aura and weaken his political enemies. Public opinion would see those enemies as the stooges of the Organization of the Islamic Conference who continuously and by every means pressure European governments to punish severely what it consider blasphemy according to shariah law. For instance, in March 2006, the Executive Committee of the OIC held its first Ministerial Meeting in Jeddah.1 They decided that the OIC Member States and its Secretary-General ought to pursue efforts to realize the following objectives: 1) adoption of a resolution at the 61st session of the UN General Assembly to proscribe defamation of religions and religious symbols, blasphemy, denigration of all prophets, and the prevention in the future of other defamatory actions; and 2) planning a global strategy to prevent the defamation of religions with the implementation of effective and appropriate measures.
      Western governments must decide whether they judge by Western or shariah laws. Wilders has defied shariah law, and, as a consequence, his life is in constant danger. It seems to me that the threats against him are the real crimes the Netherlands should address. If Wilders is convicted, Europeans will see in such a verdict the suppression of their own freedom to defend themselves and their submission to dhimmitude.
      Wilders’ prosecution reveals a real and profound social and political malaise. Punishments and insults will not help, it will worsen it. Through him, governments must listen to the discontent of their own people whom they have consistently ignored or despised. This is Wilders’ message. It is also Flemming Rose’s revolt and Kurt Westergaard’s ordeal – to name a few other prominent revolutionaries against the imposition of shariah in Europe, without forgetting the Muslim apostates.
      The Free World is watching and listening. Buying Europe’s security by appeasement, political correctness, self-censorship and the Palestinisation of society, will lead only to civil wars.
      Humans have short memories. But history will record that Wilder’s trial will either condemn freedom of speech, or support this most precious right of Mankind against intellectual terror and cultural totalitarianism.

  2. There are some on the opposition who hope that he won’t win smoothly and become prime minister, because when he loses the Netherlands will experience riots, political assassinations and even civil war.

    The leftist and judicial part of the Netherlands are so detached from Dutch society that i am sure that they have never considered that they and there families might become targets for some patriotic or democratic group.

    So i hope, i really hope he wins this trial and is allowed to push his reforms through the Dutch parliament, because war should not be a option at this point.

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