Thursday, October 21, 2010
Dutch Muslims Want Anti-Islam Lawmaker Convicted, Geert Wilders Neo Nazi Links Bringing Him Down, See Photo.
AMSTERDAM – Muslim witnesses said Monday that a Dutch lawmaker's anti-Islamic comments had led to attacks and intimidation, and they pleaded with judges to convict him and give him a symbolic fine of one euro ($1.40).
Geert Wilders is facing charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims for statements that include comparing Islam with Nazism and calling for banning the Quran and taxing Muslim scarves, which he calls "head rags." His trial has been seen as testing the limits of free speech. Prosecutors last week acknowledged they have failed to prove the case against him and called for his acquittal. But the judges may disagree, and their verdict is expected Nov. 5.
"Arson. Attempted arson. Vandalism. Disturbances. Incivility to people attending mosques. Obscenities. Intimidating behavior — they have all become everyday occurrences" as a result of Wilders' public remarks, said Mohammed Enait, speaking for an alliance of Dutch mosques that had asked to testify as victims in the case.
Wilders denies inciting hatred of Muslims, and says he criticizes Islam because it's an ideology that rejects Western values. He says it is not a crime to state what many Dutch voters believe. Enait said Dutch Muslims have suffered tangible damage as a result of Wilders' repeated negative remarks about Islam. He said there are countless incidences of "children being cursed at while they walk. Stories from women ... who are spit upon, mocked because they wear headscarves." more from this source...
In an interview with Haaretz, Geert Wilders said he is considering forming an alliance with Belgium’s far-right Vlaams Belang party, he has hitherto shunned. Belgian Jews also shunned Vlaams Belang.
Dutch Extreme Right Political Parties; The Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest VB) succeeded the Vlaams Blok after the latter was forced to disband in 2004 following a Belgian court’s decision that it was racist and outside the bounds of legal public discourse see (ASW 2004).
After toning down some of the Blok’s extremist anti-immigrant and Holocaust denial rhetoric, the VB won significant percentages of the vote in Flanders. Despite its demonstrations of solidarity with the Jewish community since the creation of the AEL and its more moderate tone in relation to the Holocaust and the Jews in general, the VB continues to retain ties with small neo-fascist and antisemitic groups, such as Voorpost, Were Di and the Vlaamse Militanten Orde (VMO).
Vlaams Belang says one thing to the Dutch Press and then alligns itself with Neo-Nazi facist groups like ITS and Voorpost. The Vlaams Belang (VB) is one of the founders of the Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty (ITS), a racist and antisemitic group formed in the European Parliament in January 2007.
ITS members include the French National Front and Romania's Greater Romania Party, (Holocaust denial ) among others. The Greater Romania Party (PRM) is a Romanian ultra-nationalist political party, led by Corneliu Vadim Tudor.
The party is sometimes referred to in English as the Great Romania Party. It promotes strongly nationalist policies and is seen as the most ultra right-wing of the major Romanian parties. The party's philosophy has often been characterized as xenophobic, anti-ethnic Hungarian, anti-Roma, homophobic, Antisemitic, and irredentist. Bruno Gollnisch, MEP is the leader of the European parliamentary group Identity, Tradition and Sovereignty .
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