Freedom of Speech on Trial in Amsterdam

The so-called trial of Geert Wilders starts today in Amsterdam.  Here’s a statement from one of the prosecutors…

“It is irrelevant whether Wilder’s witnesses might prove Wilders’ observations to be correct. What’s relevant is that his observations are illegal.”

Everyone reading this needs to think about this…his observations are illegal?  What if they are true?  Obviously that doesn’t matter…to the prosecution, it is ILLEGAL for Mr. Wilders to make these observations.  Huh?  Our world indeed is upside down.

Mark Steyn observes:

“Behind this disgraceful prosecution lies a simple truth that the Dutch establishment cannot tell its people – that, unless something changes, their nation will become more and more Muslim and, very soon, slip past the point of no return. They understand the tensions between their ever more assertive Muslim population and an aging “native” working class, but they believe that the problem can be managed by placing “the European conversation” – the non-subterranean conversation – within ever narrower constraints, and criminalizing any opinions outside those bounds. Some of them are blinkered and stupid enough to think that they need to do this in order to save the tolerant multicultural society from “right wingers” like Wilders. In fact, all they are doing is hastening the rate at which their society will be delivered into the hands of the avowedly intolerant and unicultural. In its death throes, Eutopia has decided to smash the lights of liberty.”

More charges were added since December, the charges of Racism against Muslims and Morroccans.  There will be no added security during the trial, even as Mr. Wilders life is under threat.  The press was banned from pre-trial hearing on January 13.

A December 4, 2009 indictment was handed down after Muslims voiced objections to Wilders’ movie “Fitna”, which exposes bellicose Koranic verses, acts of Islamic violence and the in-progress Islamization of Europe. Wilders faces two years in prison if convicted and his life will still be at risk.

Please pray for Geert Wilders’ safety.  He is a courageous man who has been a voice crying out in the wilderness about the Islamic agenda.  He has been exercising free speech, a value we hold dear here in our country.  Parliamentarian Pim Fortuyn and film maker Theo van Gogh, outspoken Dutch opponents of Islamic doctrine and Islamization, were both murdered on public streets, in the day time, in plain view of passers-by.  A Muslim killed van Gogh and a pro-Muslim-immigrationist dispatched Fortuyn.

It’s a dangerous world we live in when you speak the truth about Islam.

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2 thoughts on “Freedom of Speech on Trial in Amsterdam

  1. Excellent, excellent post Kathy! I’m so glad you are on top of this; it frightens me to think what could happen to him so easily. I’ll be following his trial; I wonder how long it will last.

    This is so important for us to watch. It could easily be a foreshadowing of what can happen when there’s too much “correctness” and everybody bending over backwards to “prove” they’re not bigots. He speaks truth, and I will certainly pray for him to be found innocent of all charges and for his safety.

    Thanks for this.

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