Wilders hate speech trial to go ahead

Controversial Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders will face trial in the Netherlands on hate speech. Wilders’s lawyers had attempted to block the trial, claiming that as a politician he should have protected speech. Wilders has gained notoriety for his fim Fitna, which compels Muslims to tear out parts of the Quran.

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Wilders makes gains

Geert Wilders, who was banned from Britain by former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, has made significant progress in the Netherland’s European Parliament elections. His anti-immigration Freedom party, which previously had no MEPs, looks set to come second behind the ruling Christian Democrat party.
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