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Geert Wilders acquitted of all charges (Free Speech victory!)
Geert Wilders ^ | 23 June 2011

Posted on 06/23/2011 4:06:30 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Wilders acquitted of all charges

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 June 2011 09:35

This morning the Court of Amsterdam has acquitted Geert Wilders of all charges.

“I am delighted with this ruling,” says Geert Wilders. “It is a victory, not only for me but for all the Dutch people. Today is a victory for freedom of speech. The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amsterdam; freespeech; geert; geertwilders; islam; islamisation; islamofascism; muslim; netherlands; wilders
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1 posted on 06/23/2011 4:06:34 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture
AWESOME!!!
2 posted on 06/23/2011 4:08:10 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Congrats Geert. Free speech lives.


3 posted on 06/23/2011 4:09:10 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Arent the laws that he was accused of violating still in place?


4 posted on 06/23/2011 4:12:10 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I am so glad to hear of this. Go Geert!!


5 posted on 06/23/2011 4:26:57 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: lowbridge
Good point.

In America, the case would have evolved into a test of the constitutionality of the law but one who wishes to advocate a point of view must be chilled by the knowledge that the next judge might not be so concerned over the virtues of free speech or perhaps he might be less intimidated by the glare of international publicity. The portions of the opinion as quoted in the article assume the validity of the law and splits hairs to avoid applying it.


6 posted on 06/23/2011 4:31:12 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Go Geert!

Gotta love that hair.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 4:31:49 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: nathanbedford

A VICTORY for free speech indeed.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 4:50:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: lowbridge
Yes, but this sets precedence. It is almost like nullification. It is all good.
9 posted on 06/23/2011 5:07:53 AM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Even a libtard country may have a good justice....sometimes !

CHEERS for Geert and the freedom fighters...Champagne and the fight must go on....

And firstable oust the opportunist croock in chief who is trying steadily to implement his ideological agenda !

Afghanistan will be a mess (like Lybia, Syria, Egypt, Yemen....)and Ben Laden’s death change nothing.

Islam IS not, has NEVER BEEN and will never be, a sane “religion”/ideology consistant with our values.

I am happy for Geert W. but obHAMAs is still trying to move on with his dangerous agenda step by step !


10 posted on 06/23/2011 5:08:11 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: lowbridge
Arent the laws that he was accused of violating still in place?

Exactly right. As long as they are everyone will look over their rethorical shoulders to see if the speech police are creeping up. Wilders (like Mark Steyn in his Canadian version of the story) had the resources to fight - and win. But the PC speech cops continue to sweep up new offenders into their legal meat grinder.

11 posted on 06/23/2011 5:28:56 AM PDT by G L Tirebiter
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To: G L Tirebiter

Legal meat grinder is right. The power to prosecute is the power to destroy.


12 posted on 06/23/2011 5:51:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Can someone bring me up to speed as to what this was about....?


13 posted on 06/23/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Victor

Do a youtube search for FITNA. Do a FR search on Geert.


14 posted on 06/23/2011 6:44:03 AM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

this man needs our support. How can we assist him?


15 posted on 06/23/2011 6:55:08 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: WestwardHo

Will do; thanks.


16 posted on 06/23/2011 6:56:27 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Wonderful!


17 posted on 06/23/2011 6:57:33 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bayouranger

I WUV YOU GEERT!!!


18 posted on 06/23/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT by magna carta
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To: Victor

Dutch dude (and member of the Dutch Parliament), Geert Wilders, criticized Islam as being against Western values. The Dutch government prosecuted him for his words. Today that prosecution has ended in acquittal. Party time!


19 posted on 06/23/2011 7:14:54 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Very good news!


20 posted on 06/23/2011 7:37:26 AM PDT by livius
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To: CounterCounterCulture

YAY FOR GEERT!!!!!!


21 posted on 06/23/2011 7:38:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

BTTT!


22 posted on 06/23/2011 7:44:23 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: CounterCounterCulture

From Diane West:

But keep your poweder dry. As Reuters reports:

Minorities groups said they would now take the case to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, arguing the ruling meant the Netherlands had failed to protect ethnic minorities from discrimination.

“The acquittal means that the right of minorities to remain free of hate speech has been breached. We are going to claim our rights at the U.N.,” said Mohamed Rabbae of the National Council for Moroccans.

Wilders, who has received numerous death threats and has to live under 24-hour guard, argued that he was exercising his right to freedom of speech when criticizing Islam.


23 posted on 06/23/2011 8:38:14 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Good. I hope he comes to America and applies for citizenship.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Answered prayer ping list! WOOT!
25 posted on 06/23/2011 9:10:50 AM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: dennisw; watchin; VOA; timestax; xJones; justshutupandtakeit; TopDog2; ThomasMore; Publius6961; ...
title here - to make links Islam-list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.

26 posted on 06/23/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

So when do the Religion of Peace Protest Murders begin?


27 posted on 06/23/2011 9:57:39 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Praise God.


28 posted on 06/23/2011 9:57:59 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I can hear it now:

“He called us a cult of murderers and the judge didn’t lock him up. Kill them both!”


29 posted on 06/23/2011 10:00:17 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I suspect that this is similar to the hate speech case brought against Mark Steyn in Canada.

The authorities realized that throwing Mark Steyn in jail would be very bad publicity, so they let him off. But they are still fining and jailing people who are less well known, although I think maybe the Steyn case marked at least a partial turning point.

Same thing in this case. If they threw Geert Wilders in jail, it would make enormous publicity, and there would be a lot of backlash. But they may still continue to threaten, fine, and jail less prominent people.


30 posted on 06/23/2011 10:05:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
Some rare good news to share!

ISLAMIZATION PING LIST:

Infidels: freepmail me if you want on or off this list.

31 posted on 06/23/2011 10:11:50 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

God Bless Geert Wilders!


32 posted on 06/23/2011 10:14:34 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: samtheman

Is Holland burning yet?


33 posted on 06/23/2011 10:19:10 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: knighthawk

You might find this interesting:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2737639/posts


34 posted on 06/23/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT by GOPJ (1 in 19 collect SS disability- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2650736/posts?page=131#131)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; SJackson

Our victories are small - our enemy large. God help us.


35 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (1 in 19 collect SS disability- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2650736/posts?page=131#131)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

The fact that he went through all of that for so longt will be a deterrent to others. “Free speech” is apparently quite an expensive thing in the EU


36 posted on 06/23/2011 10:40:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Have been waiting patiently for this most favorable outcome! Thank God for this victory for Mr. Wilders...I am sure he is more than elated as are all those supporting him throughout these court proceedings. What really great news this is indeed!


37 posted on 06/23/2011 10:55:56 AM PDT by caww
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To: bayouranger
Minorities groups said they would now take the case to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, arguing the ruling meant the Netherlands had failed to protect ethnic minorities from discrimination.

This is simply the Islamic push to use all resources of law and governance to move forward with their agenda. It has ceased to be a "Wilder" case of freedom of speech...this is all about Islam's push and their agenda. Period.

38 posted on 06/23/2011 11:00:59 AM PDT by caww
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Free speech triumphs over political correctness!

So happy today! Go Geert!


39 posted on 06/23/2011 11:55:22 AM PDT by sarah palin rocks
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Way to go Geert!

Now it will be interesting to see the fallout. While my first reaction is to expect muzzie riots/violence, at some point they will figure out that it’s not working for them any more. Which only makes me wonder what the ‘replacement outrage’ will be. I hope GW has military level security for himself, family etc.

But if they don’t go violent, watch for a swift increase on “I’m offended by...” charges to be tossed around like leaves in the wind (like even more running to the UN). That would be better than violence of course and even show the potential for them to act civilly. When THOSE charges and accusations fail, back to the violence no doubt.


40 posted on 06/23/2011 1:42:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: All

Hooray for Geert, but we must remain vigilant


41 posted on 06/23/2011 1:53:07 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: RaceBannon

FYI


42 posted on 06/23/2011 2:20:09 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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Related articles posted today from Jihad Watch...

The West dodges a bullet: Geert Wilders acquitted of all "hate" charges

Geller on the Geert Wilders verdict: West 1, Islam 0

43 posted on 06/23/2011 2:24:51 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ping


44 posted on 06/23/2011 2:42:59 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: Victor

“Can someone bring me up to speed as to what this was about....?”

Here’s a start (he has to have 24/7 protection)

This man has just struck a GIANT blow to the muzzies most successful weapon in the world: Political correctness.

We owe him a debt.

Maybe you’d care to educate yourself?

these first 2 clips are the ‘crime’ he has been dragged through years of hell for - but he held strong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsIbJVTn3Sg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxrvmRHfmmA&feature=related

below, one of his defense speeches in court

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pfEJaI2iS4&feature=related

this is just a small part of what he has gone through - and must have 24/7 protection -

We all owe this man!


45 posted on 06/23/2011 3:04:34 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Thank you, GOD! Protect this man.

And here's s video that will make you smile- another MP, this one in Belgium. He tells a Turkish muzzie off in SPADES!

Hopefully, America will wake up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5eP2BDfL-s

46 posted on 06/23/2011 3:08:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: Cicero
With Wilders there was the chance that his party might well sweep the next election and go out of its way to put all the judges in prison.

They undoubtedly discussed the matter among themselves and made sure the judge(s) in this case gave Wilders a win.

That doesn't mean they aren't all going to jail eventually, but now it might take an election or two.

47 posted on 06/23/2011 3:26:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Sometimes the good guys win. ;)


48 posted on 06/23/2011 4:20:31 PM PDT by Salman
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To: nathanbedford
the next judge might not be so concerned over the virtues of free speech

Or the European Union Court intervenes, or the Dutch ruling class has their laws "adjusted". It is a victory, but the red wheel in Europe is still turning in the wrong direction.

49 posted on 06/23/2011 6:45:04 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Wow. Very good news. Man. What he went through was tough.


50 posted on 06/23/2011 6:59:19 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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