Skip to comments.Geert Wilders acquitted of all charges (Free Speech victory!)
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.
Congrats Geert. Free speech lives.
Arent the laws that he was accused of violating still in place?
I am so glad to hear of this. Go Geert!!
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.
Gotta love that hair.
A VICTORY for free speech indeed.
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 !
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.
Legal meat grinder is right. The power to prosecute is the power to destroy.
Can someone bring me up to speed as to what this was about....?
Do a youtube search for FITNA. Do a FR search on Geert.
this man needs our support. How can we assist him?
Will do; thanks.
I WUV YOU GEERT!!!
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!
Very good news!
YAY FOR GEERT!!!!!!
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.
Good. I hope he comes to America and applies for citizenship.
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So when do the Religion of Peace Protest Murders begin?
I can hear it now:
“He called us a cult of murderers and the judge didn’t lock him up. Kill them both!”
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.
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God Bless Geert Wilders!
Is Holland burning yet?
You might find this interesting:
Our victories are small - our enemy large. God help us.
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
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!
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.
Free speech triumphs over political correctness!
So happy today! Go Geert!
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.
Hooray for Geert, but we must remain vigilant
“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.
below, one of his defense speeches in court
this is just a small part of what he has gone through - and must have 24/7 protection -
We all owe 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!
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.
Sometimes the good guys win. ;)
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.
Wow. Very good news. Man. What he went through was tough.
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