Geert Wilders, the Dutch Member of Parliament who has been harassed and criminalized for daring to suggest that radical Islam is a growing threat to European civilization, has been acquitted of the hate speech charges brought against him by a very reluctant prosecution.
The Dutch MP faced five counts of hate speech and discrimination for his anti-Islamic remarks on websites, internet forums and in Dutch newspapers between October 2006 and March 2008, and in his controversial 17-minute movie “Fitna” (“Discord” in Arabic).
The leader of the right-wing Party for Freedom’s (PVV) acquittal comes on the backdrop of a prosecution unwilling to take up the case against the platinum-haired parliamentarian, who claimed before court he was “defending freedom in the Netherlands” against Islam. The Telegraph
How ironic that Wilders is the target of hate speech accusations when Imams throughout Europe are preaching death and destruction to non-Muslims each and every day.
Wilders’ viewpoints are clearly outlined in his 2008 documentary entitled Fitna. In essence, Wilders does not view Islam as a religious movement at all, rather, he sees Islam as a political totalitarian ideology with global pretensions. He certainly acknowledges that there are moderate Muslims in the world but he doesn’t believe that there is any such animal as moderate Islam.
Here is the first part of his documentary. The clip presents some very graphic images.