"Wilders is inciting hate"

8th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

8 August 2007, THE HAGUE – A lawyer from Lelystad reported to police on Wednesday to bring a case against Geert Wilders. Els Lucas says that the politician's letter published in the Volkskrant on Wednesday incites hate between population groups.

8 August 2007

THE HAGUE – A lawyer from Lelystad reported to police on Wednesday to bring a case against Geert Wilders. Els Lucas says that the politician's letter published in the Volkskrant on Wednesday incites hate between population groups.

In the letter Wilders compares the Koran with Hitler's Mein Kampf and urges that the holy book of Islam be banned. "I think that is really taking it too far. Moreover it is unseemly that a member of Parliament is expressing himself in this manner," Lucas said.

In a reaction the leader of the PVV called the lawyer's action "very sad." "I do not want to incite hate; I want the Koran to be banned. That is a political opinion. I am in Parliament in order to express my political opinion," Wilders said.

Lucas objects to the tone of the whole article. That is why she went to the police station with a copy of the article and "a pile of legal texts."

One of the points she objects to is the fact that Wilders' urging that no more Muslim immigrants be admitted to the Netherlands is in violation of the Aliens Act. The lawyer filed the report in a personal capacity.

A spokesperson for the public prosecution department in Lelystad confirmed on Wednesday that the report has been received and said that the public prosecutor would look into it immediately.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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