Remind me again: which buildings did Wilders take down with those hijacked airplanes? Which Muslim filmmaker’s throat did he cut on an Amsterdam street? I keep forgetting.
“Wilders is dangerous, Muslims tell court,” from Expatica, October 18:
Muslims told judges trying anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders for hate speech Monday that he was dangerous, dividing a multicultural society that used to cohabit peacefully.
“Mr Wilders is a dangerous ideologist who has divided Dutch society,” Naoual Abaida, a trainee lawyer with a native Dutch mother and Moroccan father, told the court.
“I am asking you to protect me as a Muslim and a Moroccan against Mr Wilders,” she said, referring to his “Islam-bashing” and “insulting, polarising language”….
The prosecution service asked the court for his acquittal last Friday, saying his criticism, though hurtful, was not criminal…
“We are the daily target of xenophobic statements,” Mohamed Rabbae, politician and activist, told the judges as Wilders looked on, occasionally lifting his eyebrows or making faces.
“Our children have become unsure about their future … in this climate of discrimination, hate and enmity as propagated by Mr Wilders.”
This in turn caused “anger, bitterness and a deepening of the divide between Muslims and native Dutch”, said Rabbae….