From the Sydney Morning-Herald:
Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, set to become a shadow partner of the next coalition government, goes on trial in Amsterdam on Monday for inciting hatred against Muslims.
The controversial politician with his signature shock of blonde-dyed hair risks up to a year in jail or a 7,600-euro ($A10,700) fine, according to prosecutors, for calling Islam “fascist” and likening the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
“This is about freedom of speech,” Wilders’ lawyer Bram Moszkowicz said.
// “My client believes that in the Netherlands, one must be able to say whatever one wants, barring incitement to violence.”
Wilders, 47, will stand trial on five charges of giving religious offence to Muslims and inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims and people of non-western immigrant origin, particularly Moroccans.