Prosecutors ask for Wilders acquittal on all charges

AMSTERDAM Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:50am EDT

AMSTERDAM Oct 15 (Reuters) - Prosecutors asked a Dutch court on Friday to acquit anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.

Prosecutors, who had already called on the court to drop a charge that Wilders insulted Muslims by comparing Islam to Nazism, said his comments targeted Islam and not Muslims as a group. They said he also had the right as a politician to make statements about perceived problems in society. (Reporting by Aaron Gray-Block; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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All this wasted energy over trying to suppress the truth! May this be a turning point in society, that rational thought will never be clouded by extremist’s “lawfare”.

Let’s support that our leaders in evolving our laws to protect our egalitarian society against threats like this – laws which work and still preserve our individual freedoms.

Suppression of free speech is not tolerable.

Incitement to harm others likewise cannot be tolerated as free speech. It’s all in the clear definitions of these terms.

Oct 15, 2010 3:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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