Dutch politician Wilders charged for racism

Dutch poster about Le Pen and Wilders

This is a poster from the Netherlands about the cooperation in European politics between Dutch xenophobic politician Geert Wilders and his extreme Right French colleague Marine Le Pen.

On the left in the poster, Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder, honourary president, father of his daughter Marine whom he appointed as successor, European parliament member of the National Front party is quoted: “The holocaust is a detail in history“.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Racist politician Wilders will be charged

Thursday 18th December 2014

RACIST Dutch politician Geert Wilders will be prosecuted for discrimination and inciting hatred against Moroccans during March election campaigning, prosecutors said today.

The charges stem from an incident in The Hague, when Mr Wilders led a nationally broadcast anti-Moroccan chant in a cafe prompting 6,400 complaints to the police.

Mr Wilders asked supporters if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in their city, triggering the chant: “Fewer, fewer, fewer.” A smiling Mr Wilders responded: “We’ll take care of that.”

In a later TV interview, he referred to “Moroccan scum.”

The prosecutors said yesterday that Mr Wilders, whose Party for Freedom (PVV) tops the opinion polls in the Netherlands, will face charges of “insulting a specific group based on race and inciting discrimination and hatred.”

Politicians may go far in their comments under the right to free speech, the prosecutors warned, but “that freedom is limited by the prohibition of discrimination.”

The furore led to senior members of Mr Wilders’s Party for Freedom resigning, but the arrogant racist appeared unrepentant yesterday, insisting that he had only spoken the truth.

“It is a travesty that I have to defend myself in court for this. I said what millions of people think and believe,” he claimed.

“The public prosecutors should be going after jihadis instead of me.

“The PVV is the largest party in the polls and the elite apparently doesn’t like it.”

Prosecutors had initially appeared reluctant to press charges after losing a similar trial against Mr Wilders in 2007.

But legal experts have argued they have a stronger case this time around because he specifically targeted Moroccans, rather than the religion of Islam.

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