Alright, here we go. For the most part, these are the links that just wouldn’t quite fit in with the other updates that I’ve been providing so far, or which are previous to Geert’s trial’s beginning.
Mitchieville – Solidarity Rally For Dutch Freedom Fighter Geert Wilders
New Europe – Call to ban Burqa in UK in public and private
NewsReal – From the Speeches of David Horowitz: January 18, 2010 – Geert Wilders: an Online Symposium on the Eve of his Trial – and Medieval Tentacles of Islam And PC Tighten Their Grips On Jan. 20 Amsterdam Trial
Gates Of Vienna – Pulling Out the Stops Against Geert Wilders:
Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated another batch of material on the Geert Wilders trial, which begins on Wednesday in Amsterdam. He includes these introductory notes:
There are rumors that the Dutch Minister of Justice, Ernst Hirsh Ballin, who was seen as the key player behind the curtains in the arrest of Gregorius Nekschot in 2008, is also influencing or “steering” the prosecutors in the Wilders trial. Bram Moszkovicz, Wilders’ lawyer, points in that direction between the lines of the De Telegraaf interview below.
Both prosecutors who have been assigned to the Wilders trial, Mr. P. (Paul) Velleman and Miss B. van Roessel, also work for the LECD [National Discrimination Expertise Center] and are being assisted in the Wilders trial by the (policy) employees of the LECD. Paul Velleman is the prosecutor and the head of LECD.: “After release, he was told: You can forget about anonymity now. They know who you are.“
Paul Velleman was the prosecutor who had the cartoonist Nekschot picked up in a raid by ten police officers in the middle of the night, and kept him locked up for more than two days. Quote from H. Numan
Paul Velleman has close ties to the anti-discrimination industry and is also in charge of the Justice Ministry department LECD (National Expertise Center against Discrimination).
Below is VH’s translation from the print edition of De Telegraaf, as posted online by GeenStijl:
Advocate for freedom
by Dennis Naaktgeboren
Bram Moszkovicz may be facing the toughest assignment in his career. In the past he has defended top criminals such as Cor van Hout and Willem Holleeder [Heineken kidnappers] and the failed coup d’état leader and former military dictator of Surinam Desi Bouterse. His latest client is no less controversial. PVV leader Geert Wilders is hated, adored, and now also prosecuted. Moszkovicz now has the task of defending Wilders against charges of discrimination, group hatred, and discriminating hatred against Muslims. He did not need to think for long before taking on the assignment; “Wilders says nothing punishable.”
The majestic Amsterdam canal building where the Moszkovicz law firm is housed breathes of grandeur. It is clear: Geert Wilders has chosen one of the top lawyers in the Netherlands. The amiable criminal lawyer (49) made time available between two cases to comment on his strategy for the upcoming trial. He looks relaxed, but knows exactly what he can and cannot say.
In his office his father, the renowned Max Moszkovicz, casts an approving glance. Another painted portrait shows Marlin Brando as the Godfather Don Corleone and hangs on the wall as provocative art. The lawyer is not shy of media attention, as proven by his appearances in TV shows. For the next few months the spotlight will again be on him when he stands alongside Geert Wilders, who must defend himself for his crusade against Islam.
The PVV leader already speaks of a “political trial” and “North Korean circumstances”. If he is convicted, he may be sentenced to nearly two years imprisonment. Moszkovicz will open his entire box of tricks to prevent that from happening. In an exclusive interview with the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the counsel expresses his concern about the prosecution, which he suspects of high-level chicanery.
Did you doubt whether or not you should take on this case?
“I doubted for a short moment, because it imposes a significant drain on my time, but those doubts quickly vanished.”
“It is a challenge. Whoever wins or loses, this case will go down in history as one of the important trials for freedom of expression.”
Read the rest here.
Tundra Tabloids – INTERNATIONAL FREE PRESS SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM ON THE UPCOMING POLITICAL SHOW TRIAL FOR GEERT WILDERS…….
Spydpigen – Geert Wilders stilles for retten for sin ytringsfrihed
Daniel Pipes – Why I Stand with Geert Wilders ( also available on National Review Online )
Vlad Tepes – The Trial of Geert Wilders: A Symposium
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Geert Wilders vs The Poet and The Lawyer:
“You have to be tolerant about tolerance,” says South African poet Antjie Krog. “There have to be clear regulations about how people deal with one another,” says lawyer Gerard Spong. A court case against Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right PVV, starts next week. Mr Wilders has been accused of discrimination and inciting hate. It’s a case that also explores the boundaries of tolerance.
Krog is a guest at Winternachten, an annual literary festival held in The Hague. In her opening address, she called for tolerance and interconnectedness, the notion that everything and everyone on the planet is reciprocally connected.
Read the rest here.
[Related] Vlad Tepes – Shunning Kurt Westergaard
The International Free Press Society – The Trial of Geert Wilders: A Symposium
DutchNews.nl – Iraq report ‘almost caused cabinet collapse’
Counter Jihad – Geert Wilders vs The Poet and The Lawyer – Wilders on trial: who’s funding his defence? – Muslim critic Geert Wilders goes on trial in Netherlands – Has Wilders broken the law? – Dutch MP Wilders goes on trial – and Support Wilders now!
Earth Times – PREVIEW: Muslim critic Geert Wilders goes on trial in Netherlands
The PVV site – Inbreng Geert Wilders tijdens het debat over de kabinetsreactie op het Irak-rapport – and Wilders knokt ‘strijdbaar’ voor vrijspraak
NRC Handelsblad – Has Wilders broken the law?
Netwmd – Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
Gulf Times – Dutch MP Wilders goes on trial
Elsevier.nl – Geert Wilders: Ik ga knokken voor vrijspraak
De Telegraaf – Wilders knokt ‘strijdbaar’ voor vrijspraak
Monsters And Critics – PREVIEW: Muslim critic Geert Wilders goes on trial in Netherlands
GalliaWatch – Geert Wilders On Trial
Five Feet Of Fury – Geert Wilders: an online symposium
Israpundit – Why I Stand with Geert Wilders
Commonsense & Wonder – Geert Wilders On Trial for Voicing His Opinion?
Daniel Pipes in the Jerusalem Post – Lion’s Den: Why I stand with Geert Wilders
Deutsche Welle – Islam critic Geert Wilders to go on trial in Netherlands
EuropeNews – Geert Wilders On Trial – and The Wilders trial: Torquemada would be proud
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Wilders on trial: who’s funding his defence?
Blazing Cat Fur – The Trial of Geert Wilders: A Symposium
The Brussels Journal – The Wilders Trial: Voices From Europe
[Related] Vlad Tepes – BBC interview with Kurt Westergaard
Diana West – Postcards from Europe (to Date)
MooseandSquirrel.ca – Solidarity Rally for freedom fighter Geert Wilders TOMORROW!
The Jerusalem Post – January 21: Obama’s domestic battles
Covenant Zone – Geert Wilders Defends Our Freedom:
There is of course something fundamentally wrong with a society that allows its government to prosecute the government’s leading political opponent for the inevitably arbitrarily-defined crime of “hate speech”, the prosecutors of which avow that truth is not a defense if truth can be deemed hateful. So it’s clear that the Netherlands, like much of Europe, is sick. And now with the opening of Geert Wilders’ trial it faces a moment of truth: will it go deeper into the madness of totalitarianism or will it rediscover a respect for individual freedom and start to prosecute the real enemies, those who threaten violence against individuals speaking and living freely?
Read the rest here.
Atlas Shrugs – January 20th Wilders Trial: All Could be Lost
Gates of Vienna – Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/20/2010
Tundra Tabloids – WE’VE GOT MAIL: IT’S THE REASON WHY THIS BLOG EXISTS……. – and TIME MAGAZINE: FORD HOOD REPORT DOESN’T MENTION ISLAM OR HASAN……WHY?
Blazing Cat Fur – The Wilders Trial: Voices from Europe
Scaramouche – Free Speech on Trial
Covenant Zone – Shut up, already! Khurrum Awan sues Ezra Levant; comparisons made to Wilders trial and Fort Hood denial
Chesler Chronicles – On Trial for Telling the Truth: Free Speech vs Political Correctness
NewsReal – CNN Baloney: Wilders Trial Coverage Full Of It
Richmark Sentinel – When Ronnie Kasrils met Geert Wilders
The Faster Times – Islamophobia: Bad For The Jews
LobeLog.com – Daniel Pipes steps out of the closet… as an Islamophobe
Diana West, for Townhall.com – Useless Fort Hood Leaves Americans Unprotected
Hot Air – If John McCain Is Wise…
Pajamas Media – Geert Wilders: ‘Freedom Is Threatened in the Netherlands’
The Astute Bloggers – DANIEL PIPES: GEERT WILDERS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICIAN IN EUROPE TODAY
Red County – Geert Wilders Remarks at his Trial in Amsterdam today
Shiloh Musings – The Geert Wilders Story
Gates of Vienna – Vlaams Belang: Solidarity with Geert Wilders:
The Flemish separatist party Vlaams Belang came out in support of Geert Wilders yesterday. When Mr. Wilders’ trial started, VB was demonstrating in front of the Dutch embassy in Brussels.
According to De Telegraaf, as translated by our Flemish correspondent VH:
Filip Dewinter demonstrates outside Dutch Embassy
BRUSSELS — The leader of Vlaams Belang, Filip Dewinter, demonstrated against Wilders’ trial on Wednesday morning outside the Dutch Embassy in Brussels. With his supporters he waved signs like “SOS democracy” and also Dutch and Flemish flags.
Read the rest here.
The Telegraph – Geert Wilders in Dutch court over anti-Islam comments
Vlad Tepes – PLEASE donate to Ezra. This is ALL our fight.
Seanrobsville – Request the Dharmapalas to protect Geert Wilders:
Request the Dharmapalas to protect Geert Wilders
Given this pan-European panic to appease jihadism, Geert Wilders is an exceptionally brave and truthful man who is defending everyone’s freedom of speech and religion. He is being threatened with death from murderous fanatics aided and abetted by a cynical EUrofascist superstate that has been intimidated and corrupted by the petro-dollars of the OIC.
Since Wilders is ultimately protecting the rights of Europeans to practice the dharma (or any other religion) , could all Buddhists please request your various Dharmapalas to protect him, using the four actions to save him from harm and thwart the intentions of his enemies.
Pagans and Wiccans may wish to invoke a protection circle round Geert Wilders, so that any harmful intentions are reflected back at his adversaries with threefold intensity. Pagans and Wiccans are, like Buddhists, regarded as Harbis by the jihadists. A Harbi has no rights, not even the right to live.
Read the rest here.
Gates of Vienna – Bergen’s Socialists Wake up and Smell the Coffee – and Der Preis der Freiheit ist ewige Wachsamkeit
Times Online – Geert Wilders: ‘I want Muslim fanatic to speak in my defence’
Canadian Cynic – Five feet of strap-on gets her strap-on on.
Anglican Mainstream – Geert Wilders addresses the court in his political show trial
Daylight Atheism – Geert Wilders on Trial
Mark Steyn, in NRO’s The Corner – The Shunned
Canada Free Press – Hey, let’s talk about Islam!
Diana West – Fort Hood Report Says Nothing; Wilders Says It All
Vlad Tepes – Jewish Defence league speaks on Geert Wilders. Toronto Canada
Maggie’s Notebook – Geert Wilders Trial: Netherlands vs Wilders: Freedom on Trial in Netherlands
Pamela Geller, for Big Hollywood – Step Aside, Mr. Foxman: Your Remarks About Rush Are Out of Bounds
EuropeNews – The Trial of Geert Wilders – another take:
New footage has emerged from behind the scenes of the Geert Wilders trial in Amsterdam. This includes further charges of unapproved speech, for which the courts and the government will hold Geert Wilders responsible.
Read it here.
Blazing Cat Fur – Fort Hood Report Says Nothing; Wilders Says It All – and On Trial for Telling the Truth: Free Speech vs Political Correctness
Mark Steyn, for NRO’s The Corner – The Islamization of the World
Vlad Tepes – To understand the Dutch and the Geert Wilders trial, this may help
Counting Cats in Zanzibar – I don’t need vrijheid to be translated
Argue With Everyone – Islam critic Geert Wilders to go on trial in Netherlands
I Luv South Africa – Geert Wilders on Trial
Angry White Dude – DUDE OF THE WEEK – GEERT WILDERS!
Carnage And Culture – Geert Wilders: ‘Freedom Is Threatened in the Netherlands’
Old Atlantic Lighthouse – Geert Wilders Motions to dismiss on Gates of Ijtihad being open etc
Blazing Cat Fur – The Islamization of the World
Ideas and Consequences, by Robert Sibley – Wilders’ court speech shows courage in defending western culture against Islamization
Vlad Tepes – Mark Steyn: The Islamization of the World
The Corner – Wilders on Trial
Cranmer – Geert Wilders addresses the court in his political show trial
Atlas Shrugs – Atlas EXCLUSIVE Nidra Poller: “I killed my Jew” Part II – Ex-Muslim on Why Islam Should Be Criticized – Geert Wilders Trial: Scenes From the Criminal prosecution of Free Speech – and Righteous Rush vs. Fetid Foxman
Tundra Tabloids – MARK STEYN: IF A MUSLIM FASTS WHY SHOULD A NON-MUSLIM EASE UP ON THE DONUTS……? – PAMELA GELLER ADDRESSES ADL HEAD IN BIG JOURNALISM: HEY FOXMAN, TAKE A HIKE……! – and VIDEO OF DUTCH SUPPORTERS OF GEERT WILDERS IN FRONT OF COURT BUILDING…….
Vlad Tepes – Wonderful video of Dutch people protesting for Geert.
Leslie S. Lebl – Geert Wilders on trial
CultureWatch – Islam and Dutch Tolerance
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