Geert Wilders on trial, Feb. 3rd – part two

5 02 2010

Here’s some of the coverage that I was able to dig up – some of which may overlap with the posts below. Whatever.

Time Mag – Anti-Muslim Dutch Lawmaker’s Trial Tests Freedom of Speech

Ennahar Online – Amsterdam court said to have jurisdiction to hear Wilders

Exatica.com – Court rejects Wilders extremist witnesses – and Press Review Thursday 4 February 2010

Oregonlive.com – Court to rule on Dutch lawmaker hate speech case

Times Of Malta – Amsterdam court to hear case against far-right MP

Vlad Tepes – Wilders Launches Websites on Political Trial – Wilders’ Lawyer Speaks Out – and Stacking the Deck against Geert Wilders

APA – Anti-Muslim Dutch Lawmaker’s Trial Tests Freedom of Speech

Reuters – Amsterdam court to hear case against far-right MP Wilders

Lehighvalleylive.com – Court to rule on Dutch lawmaker hate speech case

CNS News – Anti-Islam Dutch Lawmaker Says He’s Being Denied a Fair Trial; Court Rejects Most of His Witness List

EuropeNews – Anti-Muslim Dutch Lawmaker’s Trial Tests Freedom of Speech

Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Court rejects Wilders’ extremist witnesses

Earth Times – Court rules it is authorized to hear Dutch Islam-critic’s case

Taiwan News – Court to rule on Dutch lawmaker hate speech case

Covenant Zone – Geert Who?

The news out of the Geert Wilders show trial today is that the Dutch court is refusing to hear but three of the eighteen witnesses Wilders had wished to call.Diana West notes that it is not just the Dutch judges who don’t want to hear too much about Islam, it is also the global media. One might have thought that when the government of a Western state puts on trial the Parliamentary leader of the party currently highest in the polls, this would be big news to those who supposedly pride themselves in chronicling and commenting on the ways of liberal democracy. Apparently not:

What is one to make of this but that it shows an obvious desire on the part of the judges to keep things as quiet and short as possible. Once again we see that the “liberal” elites ruling the West simply cannot both defend their dogmatic positions on multiculturalism and “hate speech” without trying to shut up people who point out some of the deep problems with their ideology. And no problem is greater than the question of whether Islam, as it exists today in Europe, is compatible with European liberal democracy.

Read the rest here.

Mlive.com – Court to rule on Dutch lawmaker hate speech case

Canada Free Press – Dutch court railroading Wilders: disallows all but three of his witnesses

Hudson New York – Geert Wilders: No Fair Trial

Weblog GeertWilders – Dutch politician Geert Wilders launches websites on political trial

Creeping Sharia – Dutch court rejects 15 of Geert Wilders’ 18 witnesses

World Bulletin – Dutch court to hear case against anti-Muslim Wilders

Al Jazeera English – Dutch hate speech trial to proceed 

Press TV – Dutch MP cries foul as court rejects his witnesses

IsraelNationalNews.com – Free Speech on Trial: 15 Defense Witnesses Disallowed

Monsters and Critics – PREVIEW: Trial of Islam critic Geert Wilders set to resume

EuropeNews – Geert Wilders: No Fair Trial – and How Do You Say “Kangaroo Court” in Dutch?

NewsReal – Geert Wilders’ Witness List Cut Down To Three In Medieval Amsterdam Trial

Jihad Watch – Wilders: “This Court is not interested in the truth. This Court doesn’t want me to have a fair trial. I can’t have any respect for this. This Court would not be out of place in a dictatorship.”

The International Free Press Society – How Do You Say “Kangaroo Court” in Dutch?

DutchNews.nl – Wilders’ witness list published today

Earth Times – PREVIEW: Trial of Islam critic Geert Wilders set to resume

Reflecting Light – The Geert Wilders trial: triumph or tragedy

Gates of Vienna – Hostis vs. Inimicus

Douglas Murray, for the Telegraph – The trial of Geert Wilders: why we won’t be hearing about camel urine

NRC Handelsblad – Van Gogh’s killer rejected as Wilders witness

EuropeNews – Video: Geert Wilders’ brilliant speech – and Wilders’ Lawyer Speaks Out

Spero News – Witnesses limited in Dutch lawmaker’s hate-speech trial

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