Wilders’s Trial: “Unnecessarily Offensive”

As his trial continues in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, if found culpable, faces a fine for his comments, purportedly “racist“, on Moroccans.

The prosecution alleges that his comments unfairly “targeted a specific race, which is considered a crime.”

Never mind that Moroccans are not a race or even a religion; they are members of a country – apparently, making comments on trends that are prominent within minorities or advice on how to keep a country secure is now criminal. Statements might sometimes be unpleasant to hear, but to express these views should not be “criminal”.