Second court case against Dutch anti-Islam MP

12th October 2010, Comments 0 comments


Dutch MP Geert Wilders, who is on trial in Amsterdam for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims, has been summoned by a court in The Hague as well.

Local imam Fawaz Jneid is claiming 55,000 euros in damages from Mr Wilders because footage showing him was used by the MP in an anti-Qur'an propaganda movie. The case will be heard next Wednesday in The Hague, possibly coinciding with a session in the hate-mongering case before the Amsterdam court.

Terrorism Mr Wilders' 2008 film . Dutch law does not allow the use of pictures and film of people without their explicit consent.

The imam's damages claims date back to 2008, shortly after Fitna was released on the internet. At the time, Mr Wilders said he was not impressed, adding, "This hateful imam has cursed former MP and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali, filmmaker and assassinated Islam critic Theo van Gogh and Iranian-born law professor Afshin Ellian. And he has said the most terrible things. He shouts louder than a pig. I'm not going to pay him a single dime."

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