Google published an article from Canada Free Press about recent developments in the trial of Geert Wilders. One prosecutorial qoute stands out like sore thumb and must be addressed. Thanks and a tip of the hat to Jihad Watch.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Geert Wilders Trial: Truth is No Defense
"You can expect a politician to be aware of the impact of his words and in any case, the legal limit may not be crossed, no matter how important it may be to address supposed problems and to contribute to matters of general interest," Prosecutor Birgit van Roessel [Emphasis added.]The relevant statutory provisions are revealed in the summons. Expressions which "insult a group of people" and/or " incites hatred or discrimination" against them are arbitrarily prohibited. No defenses are allowed. If Muslims, motivated by the normative doctrines of Islam enshrined in the Qur'an and exemplified by Muhammad's Sunnah, murder film makers, assault homosexuals, threaten members of parliament and pose an existential threat to the cultural identity and continuance of a free & democratic Netherlands, public disclosure of the facts is prohibited and can not be excused on grounds of necessity. Besides mandating national suicide, the prosecutor has a severe cognitive dissonance problem. She moved for dismissal of charges of insulting Muslims because the insult was to Islamic ideology, not to Muslims. If the insult was to Islam, then the incitement & discrimination must also be against Islam, not Muslims. All of the charges should be dropped, they should never have been filed.