A Dutch MP who made a provocative anti-Islam film and branded the Qur'an a "fascist book" is to be prosecuted for inciting racial hatred, Amsterdam's appeals court ruled today.Which is of course true. Given that freedom of speech counts for jack shit in most European countries, it naturally weighed very little in the judges minds. It seems to be only the English-speaking world that rates freedom of speech worth a damn, and even there the UK's letting the side down since it started hanging out with EU countries.
The court's three judges said they had weighed Wilders' anti-Islamic rhetoric against his right to free speech, and ruled he had gone beyond the normal leeway given to politicians.
I know that NZ has plenty of wet liberals in it who'd also cheerfully see people prosecuted for the crime of expressing an opinion; let Wilders' prosecution be an example to us of where we end up if we let those motherfuckers have their way.