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Gert Wilders’ Acquittal : All Views On The Dutch Polemicist

DUTCH anti-Islam nationalist Geert Wilders has been acquitted of “hate speech” by comparing the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf. He wants a tax on headscarves and to stop  mosques bing built. And he’s not going to jail. A good decision? Yes. Intolerance will not be tolerated is not a coherent slogan. But to agree with what he says..? Well, no. He’s wrong.

Not everyone agrees. Says Ubaldus de Vries:

The feeding of this fear is an attempt to increase the existing polarisation and segregation of Dutch society, potentially leading to banlieue-type unrest. Unless we all start realising the futility of the attempt – and the court should have given just such a signal.

Gerard Sprong says:

“We are thinking of going to the European Court. I think Wilders went too far. I was surprised and shocked when he said at the end of the trial that he had meant to be rude and insulting. That is an admission in itself.”

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Posted: 24th, June 2011 | In: Politicians | Comments (4)