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Mark Steyn on the absurd trial of Geert Wilders

Geert Wilders, the Dutch parliamentarian and producer of the documentary Fitna, is on trial in the Netherlands for insulting Islam. “Hate Speech”, in the parlance of our own legal code.

Wilders lives under armed guard because of explicit death threats against him by Mr. Bouyeri and other Muslims. But he’s the one put on trial for incitement. His movie about Islam, Fitna, is deemed to be “inflammatory,” whereas a new film by Willem Stegeman, De moord op Geert Wilders (The Assassination of Geert Wilders), is so non-inflammatory and entirely acceptable that it’s been produced and promoted by a government-funded radio station. You’d almost get the impression that, as the website Gates of Vienna suggested, the Dutch state is channelling Henry II: “Who will rid me of this turbulent blond?”

One question:

Since Wilders “lives under armed guard because of explicit death threats,” is he not therefore guilty of inciting violence? And pretty obviously guilty at that?

Comments

  1. Jonathan Webb says

    In my opinion, surrender is a strategy Holland will die to regret.

  2. Jonathan Webb says

    These same kind of kooks are in the high echelons of America's foreign policy administration. God save us all.

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