Thursday, June 23, 2011

Geert Wilders: "The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime."

A major victory for freedom of speech has occurred. Here is what Geert Wilders was told by the judges presiding over his trial for "hate speech" against Islam:
"You are being acquitted on all the charges that were put against you. The bench finds that your statements are acceptable within the context of the public debate."

And here is a round-up of world headlines on the acquittal of Geert Wilders:

Reuters:
Geert Wilders acquitted of hate speech against Muslims

Radio Netherlands:
Positive reactions to Wilders' acquittal

Telegraph:
Geert Wilders acquitted on hate speech charges

Bloomberg:
Dutch Court Acquits Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders of Defaming Muslims

Al Jazeera:
Dutch MP acquitted in 'hate' trial

Agence France-Presse (via yahoo news):
Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Wilders acquitted

Deutsche Welle:
Dutch court acquits Geert Wilders in hate speech trial

Jerusalem Post:
Dutch court acquits Geert Wilders in hate speech case

MSNBC:
Dutch court acquits lawmaker Geert Wilders of Muslim hate speech charges

BBC:
Geert Wilders cleared of hate charges by Dutch court

New York Times:
Dutch Court Acquits Anti-Islam Politician

RTÉ News:
Geert Wilders acquitted of inciting hatred

1 comment:

KatyDid said...

Lots of great links here!

Thank you...