Jordan charges Geert Wilders with “blasphemy and contempt of Muslims”; OIC “deeply annoyed” at Dutch decision not to prosecute him
* What Muslims really want…
AMMAN (Reuters) – A Jordanian prosecutor on Tuesday charged Dutch politician Geert Wilders with blasphemy and contempt of Muslims for making an anti-Koran film and ordered him to stand trial in the kingdom, judicial sources said.
In Riyadh, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a league of 56 Muslim nations, said it was “deeply annoyed” after Dutch prosecutors said on Monday they would not take action against Wilders as he was protected by the right to free speech.
“The decision … encourages and supports the irresponsible defamatory style followed by some media outlets and instigates feelings of hatred, animosity and antipathy towards Muslims,” the Saudi Arabia-based OIC, said in a statement.
An order was issued through the Dutch embassy in Amman to bring Wilders to stand trial. The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison, lawyers said.
Geert Wilders plans ‘Fitna’ sequel
“Dutch politician escapes prosecution”
* What a stupid claim: ‘he ‘escapes prosecution’– Wilders is excercising his G-d-given right of free speech. It is an outrage that these wankers from the ‘free press’ put that in doubt and don’t support him!
AMSTERDAM — Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders is planning a sequel to his anti-Muslim film “Fitna,” the local daily De Telegraaf reported Tuesday. The move comes after the Dutch Ministry of Justice on Monday decided not to prosecute him for inciting hatred of Muslims with his film denouncing the Koran.
About 40 complaints were filed against Wilders by both Muslim and non-Muslim organizations in the Netherlands after “Fitna” was released on the Internet. A number of those groups are thought to be considering appeals against the Dutch Prosecutors decision.
Wilders also was investigated intimidated for remarks published in the newspaper De Volkskrant calling the Koran fascist and calling for it to be banned.
In a statement, Wilders told the Associated Press he was not surprised by the decision because he had stayed within the boundaries of Dutch law.