-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
We have previously discussed the case of Geert Wilders, here, who was accused of inciting hatred with his anti-Islamic diatribes. In an unusual move, the prosecution team had asked for an acquittal. Wilders has advocated outlawing the Koran in the Netherlands, like Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. He also referred to Mohammed as “the devil.”
Wilder’s right of free expression has been upheld, the same right of free expression he wants to deny to Muslims.
Mohamed Rabbae of the National Council for Moroccans, said
The acquittal means that the right of minorities to remain free of hate speech has been breached. We are going to claim our rights at the U.N.
Rabbae’s response, to someone trying to deny you the right to free speech, is to deny them the right to free speech. I feel the irony is lost to both sides.