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Old 23.06.2011, 10:34
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Re: Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial

Update: Geert Wilders not guilty on all charges.

http://www.20min.ch/news/ausland/sto...lders-16880362

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Old 23.06.2011, 14:46
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Re: Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial

At least he is put into trial. That's good for a country. But the bad thing is that he is increasing his popularity.
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Re: Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial

Update 2: the complainants in the case (aka the loony bin) have announced they will take the case to the Human Rights Committee of the UN. (You know, the committee that proposes resolutions like the one stating that criticism of religion is by default racism and member countries like Sudan and Saudi Arabia vote in favour of it).

After doing a little dance, Geert Wilders, this martyr of free speech, has ordered a fresh batch of peroxide in order to be fully prepared for his performance on the international stage where he can spread his ideas to an even bigger audience.

Although I fully agree with the decision of the Dutch court, one thing irks me though: how can a guy claim to be a Champion of Free Speech while he wants to prohibit a (holy) book; questions, questions.....



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Old 24.06.2011, 11:09
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Re: Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial

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Although I fully agree with the decision of the Dutch court, one thing irks me though: how can a guy claim to be a Champion of Free Speech while he wants to prohibit a (holy) book; questions, questions.....
In think I've ranted on about this before but Wilders isn't fully consistent and when challenged will evade quite a lot. He's not a heavyweight intellectual and he's no debater. He claims not to be against Muslims as such but that he only against against Radical Islam. But he doesn't reallly define where he draws he the line or what his lithmus test for Radical Islam is. It's all intentionally vague so people can interpret what they want.

His call to ban The Koran was intended as a rhetoric provocation BTW, he has explained that he doesn't really want it banned but that he wants an explanation to what extent the grounds on which "Mein Kampf"'s ban are based do not also apply to the Koran.
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Re: Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial

Wilder has an op ed in the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...863549032.html
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