Saturday, 16 October 2010

THE TRIAL OF GEERT WILDERS

We've all heard of what's happening to Geert Wilders. We all know that the prosecutor has recommended that all charges be dropped. You'd think that would be the end of it in a sane judicial system? Seems the Dutch system may not be entirely sane. Read on ...

Dutch prosecutors are asking judges to acquit anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders of all charges of inciting hate and discrimination against Muslims.

The move by prosecutors signals their belief the case against Wilders is weak, but judges could still disagree and convict him. The trial continues next week. 

Prosecutor Paul Velleman told the court Friday that most of Wilders' remarks -- which include comparing Islam with Naziism -- appear to target Islam as an ideology, not single out Muslims for abuse.

Prosecutors initially declined to press charges, but were ordered to do so by an appeals court that ruled there was significant evidence against the influential politician.

http://www.geertwilders.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1721&Itemid=1

For an explanation read this ...
All eyes are on the war on free speech, the one that Dutch powers-that-be are waging inside an Amsterdam courtroom. That's where Geert Wilders is standing trial for his increasingly popular political platform, based on his analysis of the anti-Western laws and principles of Islam, that rejects the Islamization of the Netherlands.
But don't stop there. There's much more to see in the trial of Wilders, whose Partij voor de Vrijheid (Party for Freedom) is the silent partner in the Netherlands' brand new center-right coalition government. That camel in the courtroom is the tip off.
SYou haven't noticed it? I've been watching it since last year, when sometime after Dutch prosecutors announced in January 2009 that Wilders would go to trial for "insulting" Muslims and "inciting" hatred against them, Stephen Coughlin, famous in national security circles in Washington for his airtight and exhaustive briefs on jihad, clued me in to his analysis of the Wilders trial to date.
What we know now we knew then: that this trial presented a watershed moment. Wilders, leader of a growing democratic movement to save his Western nation from Islamization, risks one year in prison for speaking out about the facts and consequences of Islamization. Such speech is prohibited not by the Western tradition of free speech Wilders upholds, but rather by the Islamic laws against free speech that he rejects. Wilders' plight demonstrates the extent to which the West has already been Islamized.
"It is irrelevant whether Wilder's witnesses might prove Wilders' observations to be correct," the public prosecutor stated back at the beginning. "What's relevant is that his observations are illegal." Since when are observations "illegal"? Under communist dictatorships is one answer. Under Sharia is another.
Writing in Wilders' defense in the Wall Street Journal, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, herself a former Dutch parliamentarian, reported that Dutch multiculturalist parliamentarians, "spooked" by Wilders rising political star, modified the Dutch penal code in the fall of 2009 to fit Wilders' alleged crimes. They crafted what Hirsi Ali went on to call "the national version of what OIC diplomats peddle at the U.N. and E.U." when trying to criminalize defamation (criticism) of religion (Islam).
This is a crucial point to understand, and one that takes me back to what Stephen Coughlin posited last year. Everywhere the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference) goes, it peddles Islamic law. In effect, then, to build on Hirsi Ali's point, the Dutch modified their laws to conform with Islam's. This gibes precisely with how Coughlin saw the trial from the start: as an attempt to apply Islamic law, as advanced by the OIC, in the Netherlands.
The OIC is an international body guided by policy set by the kings and heads of state of 57 Islamic countries in accordance with Islamic law. Such law permeates OIC activities, which are shaped by the Sharia-based Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam. The OIC relies on the Cairo Declaration as its "frame of reference and the basis ... regarding issues related to human rights." (These include free speech rights as restricted by Sharia.) The organization's 57 foreign ministers meet annually, as the OIC's website explains, to "consider the means for the implementation" of OIC policy. As Coughlin puts it, these are "real state actors using real state power to further real state objectives." Sharia objectives.
Topping the OIC wish list is its effort to crhttp://www.wildersontrial.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_content&task=addiminalize criticism of Islam in the non-Muslim world. And this is what makes the Wilders case is so significant. It's one thing if Islamic street thugs mount assassination attempts in Western nations against violators of Islamic law (i.e., elderly Danish cartoonists), or Muslim ambassadors to Western nations lobby them to punish such violations (the free press), or OIC representatives introduce similar Sharia resolutions at the United Nations. It would be something else again if a Western government were itself to convict a democratically elected leader for violating the Sharia ban on criticizing Islam. That's not war anymore; that's conquest.
In this context, Wilders' trial was never a straight judicial process; it was a political battle from the start, a proving ground for Sharia in the West, dovetailing with the OIC's "10 year Plan," which includes a global campaign against so-called Islamophobia. It remains a test of the tolerance of Dutch elites -- tolerance for the truth -- and their openness to the intolerance of Sharia.

http://www.geertwilders.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1717&Itemid=1

Here's what a Dutch commenter has to say about it:

Dutch blogger "Snouck Hurgronje" explains the (to those of us in the Anglosphere) bizarre Dutch court system. Snouck writes:

The prosecution's task was to gather the complaints of the 40 plaintiffs and bring a suit against Wilders, arrange all the documentation and such, and register the case with the judges. They did not want to do so. They always wanted to drop the case, even before it had become a case. The prosecutors can decide not to take up a case when its is brought by a plaintiff. This is called "seponeren." The Amsterdam prosecutors had to be ordered by the judges to bring the case at all. So the judges may still punish Wilders, they certainly want to do so. Whether they have enough spine is another question.

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/017614.html#oct16

A commenter on the Klein Verzet blog has noted in passing that Amsterdam zoo has reported that several kangaroos are missing ... anyone got any idea where they might be found?

Clue:



http://kleinverzet.blogspot.com/2010/10/wilders-trial-day-5.html

Has anyone else noticed a distinct lack of this story in the British (English,Welsh, Scottish and Irish - not those passport-only people who CALL themselves British) media? Been anything on the Beeb (I don't have a telly)? ... despite it being of enormous importance to all of us here and the rest of the EU?

About time we announced our independence from that sorry sack of s**t.

Morg
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2 comments:

Silly Kuffar said...

Not seen nor heard a thing on the news Morg.

Andy said...

I think they, the media have learned silence is golden. The BNP as far as I know have been meted very little publicity of the EHRC. Maybe if it goes to the incumbent Gov'ts favour, it will be published. The last major court case brought Herr Braun much anger.

Hopefully, (I dream) this will stir the able Dutch people into an uprising. Nothing mindless. Just a considered, surgical, operation to remove the cancers.

yaz