Thursday, March 10, 2016

They're still trying to prosecute Geert Wilders for hate speech

A couple of previous attempts were thrown out.  Nederland is permissive on sexual and some drug matters but it also has many characteritics of a police state.  Note also the prosecution of libertarian lawyer Toine Manders

The Public Prosecutor released the indictment in the hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders on Tuesday. The PVV leader is officially charged with four “variants” of two hate speech offenses, NOS reports.

Wilders is facing charges of firstly deliberately insulting a group of people because of their race. Secondly, inciting hatred or discrimination against these people. The Prosecutor is accusing Wilders with four variants of each of these offenses – complicity, commit, incitement and “doing it complicity”.

By charging Wilders with each possible variant of the offenses, it seems that the Public Prosecutor is trying to avoid the trial being prematurely stranded by Wilders’ lawyer arguing that the offenses are not properly named in the indictment, according to NOS. “The Public Prosecutor has an opinion on this, but it may be that the court sees it differently and therefore we included different variants in the indictment”, a spokesperson said to the broadcaster.

The lawsuits revolves around statements Wilders made during campaign visits to The Hague in March 2014. On March 12th of that year the PVV leader paid a visit to Loosduinen and said that The Hague should be “a city with fewer burdens and if possible fewer Moroccans”. And then on the eve of the municipal elections, Wilders asked a cafe full of people whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans, to which they chanted “fewer, fewer, fewer”.

Wilders’ lawyer Geert Jan Knoops is holding his comments on the indictment for the first hearing in the process next week.

The PVV leader responded on Twitter: “No one will silence me. Also not about Moroccans. Not terrorist threats, not prosecutor with nonsense indictments, not judge. Nobody.”



Anonymous said...

The Public Prosecutor seems to be intellectually dishonest.

Bird of Paradise said...

The Public Prodecutor needs tried for violation of Free Speech

Anonymous said...

This is a blatant attempt to silence political discourse and is reminiscent of what the Nazi did when they came to power. I would not imply that the public prosecutor is a Nazi but they are using the same tactics.


Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

The nazis and the commies both silenced political opponets and sent them all to Concentration camps and gulags just like the United Nations want to do

Night Heron said...

To liberals hate speech is critizing Obama or reading the U.S. Constitution to your classroom

Anonymous said...

If you don't support government groupthink then you will be found guilty of a crime one way or another in order to shut you up. Every country practices this policy. Some are just more subtle. In some western countries even questioning global warming is considered to be a crime by the left. Immigration is another pet hobby horse in the west. The whole premise is to stifle conservatives who believe in free speech.

Birdzilla said...

Remember in the opening narration for THE OUTER LIMITS was WE'LL CONTROL ALL THAT YOU SEE AND HEAR that's just like the goverment and the United Nations wants to do