Video: Dutch news roundup, 8 October 2010
Anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders' hate speech trial begins in Amsterdam. The boy accused of murdering 14-year old Dirk Post confesses to the crime. A library in Utrecht focuses on minorities during Children's Book Week. Cartoonist Jesse van Muylwijk is honoured for his oeuvre.Wilders on trial
Controverisial Islam critic and Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders is currently on trial, accused of hate speech, inciting discrimination and insulting Muslims as a group. Wilders is being prosecuted for a number of statements, including his call for the Qur'an to banned in the Netherlands and his claim that Islam is a fascist religion. But with Wilder's political movement the Freedom Party providing crucial support to the impending Dutch government, the question remains what will happen if the politician is convicted.
Last November, the small tradtional Dutch fishing villiage of Urk was rocked when 14-year-old Dirk Post was stabbed to death. This week, a teenage boy went on trial accused of the murder and in a shocking twist, confessed to the crime. His lawyer claims the boy stabbed Dirk after a group of teens had conducted a seance in the woods.