Appeasement and dhimmitude: the Dutch authorities are hoping that if they throw Wilders to the wolves, they will stem the tide of the jihad and Islamization in the Netherlands.
Free Speech Death Watch Update: "Breaking: Geert Wilders on trial Janary [sic] 2010," from Klein Verzet, September 12:
Breaking news from the Netherlands. Dutch biggest newspaper calls it the trial of the century (NL), because the government today announced it is going to trial Geert Wilders on January 20th (See also: the earlier court rulling that made it possible).
The timing is remarkable, because it’s just before the municipality elections, a busy time for the politician.
Busy or not, Geert Wilder [sic] will have to defend him self in criminal court for speaking out against Islam.
So via multiculturalism and political correctness, Sharia norms are now being enforced by the Dutch secular authorities.
The charges brought against him are: racism and hate mongering (no actual hate crimes have ever been connected to him, his political movement or his speeches).
Renowned criminal trial lawyer Bram Moszkowicz will represent him durring [sic] the trial. It’s still unknown what his defense will look like. But in today’s paper Wilders says he might call radical Imams and other idiots to the stand in support of his defense.
“I find it horrible that I’m prosecuted” says Wilders. “This is a political trial and it’s sad that I'm prosecuted as a criminal for only voicing my political opinions. I hope free speech will prevail. [But] I am convinced that the trial can only lead to my acquittal”....