Wilders not guilty on all counts – (no, its not over yet)

Free speech and truth win! Prosecutors say Wilders should be found not guilty on all counts

This is very good news. It’s not over — the judge may overrule the prosecutors. But this is a crucial step toward sanity in the Netherlands.

Let’s hope that Wilders will emerge fully acquitted, and that this will be the end of these efforts to curtail the freedom of speech. But I suspect we will be seeing much more of these kinds of trials in the future. Let’s hope they all have a happy ending such as what looks more possible for Wilders with this news. “Wilders not guilty on all counts – Update,” from Dutch News, October 15 (thanks to JW):

The public prosecution department on Friday afternoon stated that Geert Wilders is not guilty of discriminating against Muslims. Earlier on Friday it announced he should also be found not guilty of inciting hatred.

Prosecutors Birgit van Roessel and Paul Velleman reached their conclusions after a careful reading of interviews with and articles by the anti-Islam politician and a viewing of his anti-Koran film Fitna.

They said comments about banning the Koran can be discriminatory, but because Wilders wants to pursue a ban on democratic lines, there is no question of incitement to discrimination ‘as laid down in law’.

On the comparison of the Koran with Mein Kampf, the prosecutors said the comparison was ‘crude but that did not make it punishable’.

Dealing earlier on Friday with incitement to hatred, Van Roessel and Velleman said some comments could incite hatred against Muslims if taken out of context, but if the complete text is considered, it can be seen that Wilders is against the growing influence of Islam and not against Muslims per sé.

On Tuesday, the prosecutors said the MP should not be found guilty of group insult….


Pamela: It is not incitement or discrimination to speak the truth — and this is the essense of our battle. There can be no candor or criticism of Islam under the sharia.

The very idea that Wilders could be accused of “inciting hatred against Muslims” is laughable. Where, when have we seen this? Nowhere. What we have seen repeatedly and brutally is Muslim hatred against non-Muslims in the Danish cartoon “crisis,” the assassination attempts against cartoonists, politicians, artists, etc., embassies burning, etc.

Think about what these useful idiots were attempting to indict.

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  1. The right of free speech could never been stripped away outright but only by replacing it with a phoney right of “not being offended.” Saying a malicious lie about the charactor of a person is slander but telling an unpleasant truth is detraction, a sin in Roman Catholic Cannon Law – unless done to prevent greater evil – but not an actionable offence under English Common Law. Sharia Law makes no distinction between the two. While the Qur’an does in truth mandate terror and death to the infidel and that according to the Sunnas the Prophet Mohammed was a pedophile, stating this as Geert Wilders has done is still defamation under Sharia Law as the Islamists do not wish facts such as these to become widely known.

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