Geert Wilders to snub hate speech trial

The Hague (AFP) – Defiant Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said Friday he will refuse to attend his hate speech trial next week, dubbing it a travesty aimed at silencing him as the country prepares for 2017 elections.

The trial opens on Monday before a three-judge bench with the far-right politician facing charges of insulting a racial group and inciting racial hatred for comments he made about Moroccans living in the Netherlands.

“It is my right and my duty as a politician to speak about the problems in our country,” Wilders said in a statement Friday, dubbing the case “a political trial, in which I refuse to cooperate”.

It comes as opinion polls have shown his far-right Freedom Party (PVV) doing well ahead of March elections.  MORE

3 Comments on Geert Wilders to snub hate speech trial

  1. If cannot speak your opinion,you cannot win a debate! This is the whole point of Political Correctness. He who can set the parameters of allowed speech controls the Narrative and guides the argument.

  2. geert wilders is on the isis hit list……anything we can do to support him is worth whatever it costs…..especially since our government is not going to do a DAMN THING to protect this man…..

    i will let him hide out in my house…..he can access the interwebs and everything from here, not to mention that he will be eating some of the best cooking in the world……..i hope he would not hit his head going up the stairs, but eventually, he would learn to duck…. 🙂


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