Monday, May 23, 2011
(AFP) – May 23rd, 2011 2 hours ago.
THE HAGUE — An Amsterdam court rejected a claim by far right leader Geert Wilders that an earlier court decision was biased and that hate speech charges against him should be dropped.
"The request is denied," said Judge Marcel van Oosten, during a hearing broadcast on the Internet by Dutch public television. "The trial must go on." Wilders, 47, (an Elected Offical in a Democratic county) faces five counts of giving offence to Muslims and of inciting hatred against Muslims and people of non-Western immigrant origin, particularly Moroccans.
On May 2, Wilders' lawyer Bram Moszkowicz argued his client no longer had recourse to a fair trial and that charges against him should be dropped. In 2008, prosecutors had initially dismissed dozens of complaints against Wilders but an appeals court reversed that decision.
Wilders' defence team claims that one of the judges involved in that decision, Tom Schalken, tried to persuade Arab world expert and defence witness Hans Jansen of supporting the trial at a 2010 dinner party.
"It isn't plausible that Schalken tried to influence Jansen," said Judge van Ousten. "We cannot conclude that the defendant's rights were violated." The allegations against Wilders arise partly from the 2008 short film "Fitna", in which he mixes Koranic verses with footage of extremist attacks.
Wilders likens the Koran to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf", (which Wilders appears to base his game plan on). The MP, whose Party for Freedom came third in elections last year and gives parliamentary support to a right-leaning coalition, faces up to a year in jail or a 7,600 euro (10,300 dollar) fine for comments made in his campaign to "Stop The Islamisation of The Netherlands (SION)."
I have posted numerous articles about Dutch MP Geert Wilders and his links to Neo Nazi political parties and his over the top anti-Islam campaign that has branded his as a bigot, see Sunday, March 15, 2009 NEO-NAZI “FREEDOM PARTY” RISES TO POWER IN AUSTRIA, SAME POLICY AS DUTCH MP GEERT WILDERS “PARTY FOR FREEDOM“.
Geert Wilders, who is being prosecuted in Amsterdam on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination, is portraying himself as the protector of Dutch welfare, while calling for a tax on Islamic headscarves, a ban on the Qur’an, closure of Islamic schools, deportation of immigrants and proscribing mosque-building, Geert Wilders is following the Adolh Hitler game plan to a tee, more from this source…………..
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