Free Speech on Trial in the Netherlands – Again

You are not truly a proponent of free speech unless you defend speech you dislike as fervently as speech you like.

There are many issues concerning the views of the Dutch MP, Geert Wilders, head of rapidly growing political party, the Freedom Party (Partij voor de Vrijheid, or PVV). Dutch prosecutors have charged Wilders with insulting deliberately a group of people because of their race and inciting hatred. Wilders’s trial focuses on a speech he gave, in which he asked a crowd of supports whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands. In another instance, Wilders is reported to have stated that The Hague should be “a city with fewer burdens and if possible fewer Moroccans.” Wilders admits to having made the remarks.

  • Spatchcocked

    Politicians and judges giving the enemy the rope with which they hang us up.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    Funny thing about that protection of those you disagree with. When the rubber hits the road, those of a conservative bent are just as quick to cry foul. See the uproar about Roosh V’s organization of men’s meetups throughout Europe and NA.

  • moraywatson

    “Moroccan” isn’t a race.

    • Alain

      I know but then the same traitors claim that Islam is a race.

  • Alain

    This is exactly where big government leads. Big government with its increasing multitude of bureaucrats and agencies always leads to oppression of freedom and tyranny. While Europe is a prime example, it also includes present day United States and Canada.