The Netherlands enforces Sharia provisions forbidding non-Muslims to speak critically of Islam. “Dutch anti-Islam politician’s hate speech trial resumes, lawyer questions judge’s independence,” from The Associated Press, April 13:
AMSTERDAM “” The hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has resumed, with defence lawyers seeking to discredit one of the judges that ordered the lawmaker to face trial for allegedly inciting hatred against Muslims.
Wilders, leader of the country’s third-largest political party, says he has done nothing wrong by expressing his opinions that Islam is a violent ideology comparable with fascism, and the Qur’an should be banned.
Defence witness Hans Jansen testified Wednesday that appeals Judge Tom Schalken tried to talk to him at a dinner party shortly before the trial was to begin, which could be seen as improper contact….