Ever think that one individual or one small group can’t make a difference? Consider this: nine people in the Netherlands could be responsible for the final extinguishing of the freedom of speech in the West.
Conceivably, then, nine others could defeat the enemies of free speech and roll back the jihad.
“Dutch politician faces charges over anti-Islam film,” from CNN, January 21 (thanks to all who sent this in):
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (CNN) — Dutch authorities will file charges against a lawmaker for inciting religious hatred in speeches and a film he made about Islam last year, an Amsterdam district prosecutor told CNN Wednesday.
Geert Wilders is a member of parliament for the right-wing Party for Freedom.
Prosecutors had originally decided not to press charges against Geert Wilders, 43, a member of parliament for the right-wing Party for Freedom.
“We thought a conviction would not be possible,” prosecutor Otto Van Der Bijl told CNN. But nine people filed complaints with the Court of Appeal, he said. The court found there was a “reasonable suspicion that Mr. Wilders is guilty of the charges and the prosecution should in fact proceed.” […]
In deciding that Wilders should face charges, the Court of Appeal did not rule on the lawmaker’s guilt or innocence, prosecutor Van Der Bijl said.
“The prosecutor’s office is now working on an indictment,” he said, adding that it could take months to complete.
Van Der Bijl said he did not expect Wilders to be arrested before he comes to trial.
The charges are “insulting groups of people” and “inciting hatred against people of a certain faith,” related to his film and speeches, the prosecutor said….