Geert Widers to be prosecuted for his film Fitna

OK  I know I am a little bit late on getting this up but heavens forfend - I have to work as well, anyway I digress.

Geert Wilders is to be prosecuted for making the film Fitna, it would appear that the Dutch legal system cannot make up its mind, one minute they will not prosecute the next they will.

The reaction from Wilders political party is as follows:

A reaction by Wilder's Party for Freedom said the legislator regarded the court's decision as "an attack on the freedom of expression." Wilders also wrote: "I stand accused not alone but with hundreds of thousands of Dutchmen who reject the Islamization of the Netherlands." He concluded: "I consider this a black day."

A black day indeed and what has been said above I sincerely hope applies to the UK, I hope there are hundreds of thousands of Brits who reject the islamization of the UK.

When you consider the hoo ha over the arrest of a Conservative politician recently in the UK, and how they trumpeted the value of freedom of speech in the UK and presumably Europe, I will lay odds that not one British politician will speak out about the arrest of Geert Wilders.

The opposite is probably true, they are more likely to condemn Wilders, doing this will earn them brownie points with the heavily publicly funded Muslim community in the UK, OPEC will smile upon them and their masters in the EU will pat them on the back.

Needless to say the Muslim Ummah will revel in this news, they have once again made free western governments bend to their will, not that it took much doing.

We are being thought controlled via restrictions upon our language, the restrictions arise from the fear of the Government and its quangos of telling the truth, they do not wish to hear the truth so they effectively make it illegal via social legislation.

Geert Wilders recognized this and decided to ignore the myriad of speech laws and say what he says and publish what he feels to be true

I have just noticed the link left by anonymous( thank you), it would appear that the BBC have run this story, I thought they had ignored it

Here is the Article.


Last update - 19:57 21/01/2009               
Dutch MP Wilders faces charges over showing of anti-Muslim film
By Cnaan Liphshiz
Tags: israel news, jewish world



The Dutch legislator who last year released a film linking the Koran to violence will be prosecuted in Holland for allegedly inciting hatred, discrimination and insulting language in the film, an Amsterdam court of appeals ruled on Wednesday.

A reaction by Wilder's Party for Freedom said the legislator regarded the court's decision as "an attack on the freedom of expression." Wilders also wrote: "I stand accused not alone but with hundreds of thousands of Dutchmen who reject the Islamization of the Netherlands." He concluded: "I consider this a black day."

During a visit to Israel last month, Wilders told Haaretz that he had "made sure" that his 14-minute film, which he entitled "Fitna," is not in violation of Dutch law.

The court's ruling came after numerous individuals and organizations appealed against a decision by Amsterdam's chief public prosecutor Leo de Wit, who said last June that no case will be brought against Wilders in the Netherlands for either discrimination or incitement to hatred.

Commenting on de Wit's decision, Wilders told Haaretz: "Thankfully, our legal system is still not like that of Jordan." The Jordanian prosecutor's office announced last summer it will prosecute Wilders for "blasphemy and contempt of Muslims" because of the film.

The film Fitna contains mainly archive footage of Muslim hate sermons, and heavily features calls by Islamist to kill Jews. Immediately after the film's release in March 2008, a representative of the umbrella group for Dutch Muslims said that the online film does not constitute an insult to their religion.

Anti-Jewish rhetoric that Wilders compiled to prove what he considers Islam's violent nature includes calls to behead Jews as well as an interview with a 3-year-old girl who quotes Allah's words through the Koran as calling the Jews "apes and swine."

The film also includes photos of demonstrators promising "another Holocaust" and praises for Hitler by Muslim demonstrators.


 

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  • 21 Jan 2009, 9:02 PM DP111 wrote:
    Most blogs have this news by now.

    Its gonna be interesting. Will there be more Bosnias in Europe soon? Will the USA bomb Netherland, England, France etc, in support of Muslim separatists who wish to create sharia nations in Europe? This is an open question, as the USA now has Barak Hussein Obama.
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  • 21 Jan 2009, 9:24 PM DP111 wrote:
    From BBC report on the threatened prosecution of Wilders

    Pictures appearing to show Muslim demonstrators holding up placards saying "God bless Hitler" and "Freedom go to hell" also feature.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7842344.stm

    Amazing, absolutely bloody amazing. The last couple of weeks has seen the most ugly demonstrations in Europe and America since 1936. In fact much much worse. We have seen Muslim calls for gas chambers and ovens for Jews. And we have the BBC using the word "appearing".

    What a slimy, lying, anti-Christian, ant-West, pro-Islamic, Marxist broadcaster we are funding with our taxes.
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  • 21 Jan 2009, 10:24 PM Urban11 wrote:
    protest at the Dutch Embassy?
    I'm up for it.
    This man deserves our support. We owe him.
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    1. 21 Jan 2009, 10:43 PM Ed wrote:
      I'm thinking that Europe is going to have to support Geert Wilders rather than hope the people alone of Netherlands will speak out in his defence.
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      1. 21 Jan 2009, 11:17 PM Fred wrote:
        Agreed - If the intention is to bankrupt his party it needs Europe and if possible worldwide support.

        This needs to be concentrated in one fund. I was going to suggest this was coordinated on Jihad Watch because it has a wider reach but I cannot get in yet on their new login system.

        Can anyone else put this forward?
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        1. 22 Jan 2009, 6:57 AM Ed wrote:
          There's a petition on Jihad Watch...ten and a half thousand+ signed already....as they say...it's a start.
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        2. 22 Jan 2009, 10:44 AM suprkufrB wrote:
          I'm going to contact the Party for Freedom to ask how we may help. Will post what I find out.
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      2. 21 Jan 2009, 11:18 PM DP111 wrote:
        I think that Wilders now has an opportunity to turn the whole situation around for the good of all. It all depends on how he plays his cards. He can win this big if he is found guilty, but refuses to pay any fine, and accepts a jail term. He also refuses to repent, for that is what the authorities really want from him, and continues to tell the truth about Islam. The authorities cannot keep him locked up forever.Sooner or later the worm of public opinion will turn.
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  • 21 Jan 2009, 10:35 PM DP111 wrote:
    If Mr wilders is found guilty I hope he stands fast, that he is defending the culture and civilisation of Europe against Islam. He make clear that he will never repent for he is right, and will continue to educate his countrymen and Europeans on the peril of Islam, come what may. He makes clear that they can threaten to withdraw or even withdraw his security, so that he is killed by any passing Muslim, if they (the authorities) are afraid to do the deed themselves, he will not withdraw one iota.

    Depending on the public support he has, and he is the only one who can assess this, he should at the opportune moment, up the ante.

    If Mr Wilders is afraid that this lawfare will bankrupt him and his party, one way is to simply refuse to recognise the legitamacy of a court that limits his freedom to express himself. That is, make not himself the issue but the court itself, which is following an extra-territorial law.

    ------------------------

    Its gonna get interesting. Will there be more Bosnias in Europe soon? Will the USA bomb Netherland, England, France etc, in support of Muslim separatists who wish to create sharia nations in Europe?

    Strange that this is happening just the moment that Barak Hussein Obama takes office in the USA.
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  • 21 Jan 2009, 10:48 PM DP111 wrote:
    We, that is, us individuals, lone bloggers, and some individual public figures, are facing a behemoth. This behemoth comprises the entire establishment of the EU and its member states. The EU also directs the courts by directives that make it illegal to criticise Islam. We are up against our own government, the police, the courts, Leftists/Marxists, and their fellow travellers. In addition, we are facing the head choppers of Islam. All the above, within Europe itself. Then there are the 50 odd Muslim countries, the UN, and the oil weapon.

    And what have we got? Nothing.

    When such a situation arises, and when we know that our cause is just, and that Islam is an existential threat to all that is decent, then who do we turn to get the courage and will that is required to defeat even such an array of force?
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  • 21 Jan 2009, 10:52 PM DP111 wrote:
    We, that is, us individuals, lone bloggers, and some individual public figures, are facing a behemoth. This behemoth comprises the entire establishment of the EU and its member states. The EU also directs the courts by directives that make it illegal to criticise Islam. We are up against our own government, the police, the courts, Leftists/Marxists, and their fellow travellers. In addition, we are facing the head choppers of Islam. All the above, within Europe itself. Then there are the 50 odd Muslim countries, the UN, and the oil weapon.

    And what have we got? Nothing.

    When such a situation arises and the nation is in dire peril, and we know our cause is just, and that Islam is an existential threat to all that is decent, then who do we turn to?
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    1. 22 Jan 2009, 7:30 AM Ed wrote:
      "Who do we turn to?"

      I don't know...folk such as me turn to folk such as yourself, who are more knowledgable...I know of no others.

      I'm thinking that all like minded people are going to have to stick together regardless of disagreements on lesser issues and support whatever they propose on this one issue.
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  • 22 Jan 2009, 10:04 PM anton wrote:
    The International Free Press Society

    www.internationalfreepresssociety.org
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Defend Geert Wilders and Freedom of Speech
    For more information, contact:
    Lars Hedegaard
    President of the IFPS
    lhedegaard@freepressmonitor.com
    Diana West
    Vice President
    dwest@freepressmonitor.com
    (301) 466-0248
    January 22, 2009 - Washington, DC and Copenhagen, Denmark: A Dutch court yesterday ordered the criminal prosecution of Geert Wilders, Dutch parliamentarian and leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), for his statements - written, spoken and filmed -regarding Islam. The Amsterdam Court of Appeals has deemed such statements “insulting,” declaring that they “substantially harm the religious esteem” of Muslims.
    Clearly, the effect of this Dutch court order is to set new limits to public debate in Dutch society, in this case about the highly controversial but nonetheless crucially important subject of Islam. This makes the prosecution of Geert Wilders an unacceptable breach of the sanctity of freedom of speech in Western society.
    Having ordered a criminal prosecution for the opinions of a duly elected leader of a legitimate political party, Dutch authorities have dealt a devastating blow to political expression. While Dutch prosecutors prepare their indictment and Geert Wilders’ future hangs in limbo, who in The Netherlands will dare discuss political and cultural matters related to Islam - Islamic law, Islamic integration, Islamic crime, Islamic policy - openly, freely and fearlessly? The chilling effect is instantaneous. If, indeed, Wilders is ultimately convicted, free speech will cease to exist in the heart of Europe.
    The International Free Press Society believes this court-ordered prosecution against Geert Wilders, a central figure in the fight against the Islamization of the West, amounts to a dangerous concession to the strictures of Islamic law, which prohibits all criticism of Islam, over Western traditions of, and rights to robust and unfettered debate. As such, it is tantamount to a surrender to totalitarian influences that undermine all Western freedoms. And as such, it must be resisted.
    It is important to recall recent history. Two Dutchmen, Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, have been murdered for their outspoken opposition to Islamization in The Netherlands. Another Dutch politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been infamously forced into exile. Wilders alone now carries this debate over Islam in Dutch society forward - forcefully but logically, outspokenly but reasonably, and always peacefully. In order to do so, this member of Dutch parliament lives in a virtual prison, consigned to 24-hour guard by Islamic death threats against his life. Now, Dutch authorities have ordered him to be prosecuted for the Orwellian crime of committing “insulting” words.
    As Wilders puts it, “If I have to stand trial, I will not stand trial alone, but also with the hundreds of thousands of Dutch people who reject the Islamization of The Netherlands.” He will also
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  • 22 Jan 2009, 10:05 PM anton wrote:
    www.internationalfreepresssociety.org
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Defend Geert Wilders and Freedom of Speech
    For more information, contact:
    Lars Hedegaard
    President of the IFPS
    lhedegaard@freepressmonitor.com
    Diana West
    Vice President
    dwest@freepressmonitor.com
    (301) 466-0248
    January 22, 2009 - Washington, DC and Copenhagen, Denmark: A Dutch court yesterday ordered the criminal prosecution of Geert Wilders, Dutch parliamentarian and leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), for his statements - written, spoken and filmed -regarding Islam. The Amsterdam Court of Appeals has deemed such statements “insulting,” declaring that they “substantially harm the religious esteem” of Muslims.
    Clearly, the effect of this Dutch court order is to set new limits to public debate in Dutch society, in this case about the highly controversial but nonetheless crucially important subject of Islam. This makes the prosecution of Geert Wilders an unacceptable breach of the sanctity of freedom of speech in Western society.
    Having ordered a criminal prosecution for the opinions of a duly elected leader of a legitimate political party, Dutch authorities have dealt a devastating blow to political expression. While Dutch prosecutors prepare their indictment and Geert Wilders’ future hangs in limbo, who in The Netherlands will dare discuss political and cultural matters related to Islam - Islamic law, Islamic integration, Islamic crime, Islamic policy - openly, freely and fearlessly? The chilling effect is instantaneous. If, indeed, Wilders is ultimately convicted, free speech will cease to exist in the heart of Europe.
    The International Free Press Society believes this court-ordered prosecution against Geert Wilders, a central figure in the fight against the Islamization of the West, amounts to a dangerous concession to the strictures of Islamic law, which prohibits all criticism of Islam, over Western traditions of, and rights to robust and unfettered debate. As such, it is tantamount to a surrender to totalitarian influences that undermine all Western freedoms. And as such, it must be resisted.
    It is important to recall recent history. Two Dutchmen, Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh, have been murdered for their outspoken opposition to Islamization in The Netherlands. Another Dutch politician, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, has been infamously forced into exile. Wilders alone now carries this debate over Islam in Dutch society forward - forcefully but logically, outspokenly but reasonably, and always peacefully. In order to do so, this member of Dutch parliament lives in a virtual prison, consigned to 24-hour guard by Islamic death threats against his life. Now, Dutch authorities have ordered him to be prosecuted for the Orwellian crime of committing “insulting” words.
    As Wilders puts it, “If I have to stand trial, I will not stand trial alone, but also with the hundreds of thousands of Dutch people who reject the Islamization of The Netherlands.” He will also
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  • 23 Jan 2009, 9:39 AM suprkufrB wrote:
    The Freedom Party (PVV) and Geert Wilders are faced with an all-out assault. Exploding legal expenses might cripple the continuation of the battle for our liberties. The survival of the Freedom Party and Geert Wilders’s struggle for the defense of the West are now in jeopardy.

    Therefore, we need your financial support urgently.

    There are three ways you can donate money.

    1. Via Paypal. More information on www.geertwilders.nl">www.geertwilders.nl.

    2. Support our Foundation. Stichting Vrienden van de PVV,

    bank account : 67.04.72.344

    Internationals donators add: IBAN: NL98 INGB 0670 4723 44

    BIC: INGBNL2A

    3. Send a cheque to: Stichting Vrienden van de PVV, PO Box 20018, zip code: 2500 EA The Hague, The Netherlands.

    www.geertwilders.nl">www.geertwilders.nl
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    1. 24 Jan 2009, 6:32 AM Harry wrote:
      Just sent 5o euros not much but a shit load of not much adds up to quite a bit (if i remember my maths correctly) this could be a turning point so send what you can to this man who looks like one of the new churchills who seem to be springing up in this great continents darkest hours. he deserves not just our best wishes but our financial support. he is risking prison for our freedom. dig deep fellow travellers i believe it may be starting
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  • 23 Jan 2009, 7:27 PM Yorkshire Miner wrote:
    The Dutch like the Brits are slow to anger, they are at the moment getting very angry, comments are pouring into many papers not in the hundreds but in the thousands. They seem to follow a certain pattern how ashamed they feel to be Dutch and how they will be voting for Wilders in the next election. These are members of the Dutch labour party and the Dutch conservative party. A poll has been taken and approximately 85% of the Dutch support Wilders. If an election was held now he would get approximately 20 places in the Dutch Parliament up from the 9 seats they hold now. The Dutch political elite have walked into a mine field of there own making. I think they are just now realizing that they have made a big mistake. A Mares nest if ever there was one. The Jackals are circling, opportunistic Jordan is going to issue an international arrest warrant, and they hope that within 10 days to have him arrested and transported to Jordan to stand trial. Imagine how the pissed off Dutch will react to any Government who allows such a thing. They will be voted out of power in the next election which would rapidly follow Geert's Extradition. Like Britain there is a hell of a lot of frustration here in Holland. The most interesting thing that has happened is the the C.U. (Christian Union Party) a small Christian party, that is a member of the present Government coalition has put forward plans for very strong immigration restrictions such as not being able to bring partners in under 24 years of age large deposits and no social welfare for the first 10 years of residence. You can see the Government is running scared. The reaction is very muted but very very angry.
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    1. 23 Jan 2009, 10:16 PM Urban11 wrote:
      Thanks for the great news miner. I was begining to despair.
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  • 24 Jan 2009, 2:11 PM R CROSS wrote:
    What bloggers must do is to repeat the phrases of mr wilders that islam is evil,akin to nazism and utterly reprehensible,that the illiterate,psychopathic paedophile who originated this insanity was mentally ill and should be relagated to the refusebin of history,that its savagery ,intolerance ,violence is all that backward tribesmen are capable of understanding and should be excluded from civilised society,and all else along those lines,we must saturate the web with defamations of this perverted cult,then let the traitors who purport to have our best interests at heart bring thousands of us to court,we have this weapon,so use it before they take it away from us,let us make the ragheads absolutely sick!
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  • 29 Jan 2009, 9:55 AM Gastou wrote:
    I THINK THIS MESSAGE WOULD DESERVE TO BE PUBLISHED AS AN ARTICLE.

    If Geert Wilders falls, then Freedom of speech is dead in Europe. We are launching an extensive International Action SITA including two possible texts ; one comparing Wilders and Winston Churchill and another Wilders and Charlie Chaplin:


    http://sitamnesty.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/i-support-democrat-geert-winston-wilders-against-islamic-fascism-and-its-dhimmis (Winston Eng)

    http://sitamnesty.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/i-support-democrat-geert-charlie-wilders-against-islamic-fascism (Charlie Eng)

    To support Geert Wilders and our dearly acquired freedoms please participate to the 2 suggested actions and transmit this message to your friends owners of a website in order they publish it..
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