Date set for Wilders hate speech trial

13th September 2009, Comments 2 comments

A court in the Netherlands has ordered far-right politician Geert Wilders to stand trial on 20 January 2010. The leader of the Freedom Party is charged with inciting discrimination and hatred with his statements about Islam and Muslims.

The Netherlands - A court in the Netherlands has ordered far-right politician Geert Wilders to stand trial on 20 January 2010.

The leader of the Freedom Party is charged with inciting discrimination and hatred with his statements about Islam and Muslims.
 
In an interview in the conservative De Telegraaf newspaper, Wilders says it's regrettable he has to face trial for what he says are merely political statements.

The lawyer defending him is the well-known Amsterdam attorney Bram Moszkowicz.

Wilders says he is certain he will be acquitted.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

2 Comments To This Article

  • Boris posted:

    on 6th October 2009, 12:55:56 - Reply

    This is ridiculous. Look what happened in Kosovo(50 years ago islam was the religion of minority), what is happening in Macedonia. It will happen in all EU countries where islam becomes a majority religion.
  • Brian posted:

    on 13th September 2009, 15:07:24 - Reply

    this trial is a joke...