The Sharia show trial of Geert Wilders for telling the truth about Islam will continue. His attempt to have the trial judges removed for their obvious bias has failed, but that is no surprise in a proceeding which is in itself a manifestation of a relentless bias. Free Speech Death Watch Update: “Anti-Islam lawmaker’s trial on hate speech charges to continue; move to dismiss judges fails,” from The Associated Press, April 18:
AMSTERDAM “” Appeals judges in a hate speech case against anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders have rejected a defence motion for trial judges to be dismissed because of alleged bias.
Wilders, leader of the country’s third-largest political party, is charged with inciting hatred against Muslims with remarks branding Islam as violent by nature.
His lawyers had argued judges were biased after they declined to press perjury charges against a witness whose testimony contradicted earlier public statements.
An appeals panel said Monday the lower court’s ruling was not cause for dismissal….