Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Find Wilders not guilty of insulting groups, prosecutors tell court

Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders should be found not guilty of insulting Muslims and non-western immigrants as a group, the public prosecution department said at the MP's trial on Tuesday.

By likening the Koran to Hitler's Mein Kampf, Wilders was focusing on Islam and the Koran, rather than Muslims, even if the statement can be considered upsetting, the public prosecutors said during court hearings in Amsterdam.

source: DutchNews.nl

Looks to me the prosecution might still not be convinced about this case.

Another news report from Reuters
...Dutch prosecutor seeks one Wilders' charge dropped
Comparing the Koran and Islam with Hitler's political manifesto Mein Kampf, and with national socialism, fascism and communism could indeed hurt feelings, they said, but offending sensibilities was not a criminal offence.

The prosecutors originally did not want to charge Wilders at all, saying he was protected by the right to free speech, but a court overruled their arguments and ordered him charged....

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