Wilders, you’ll remember, made the short film Fitna, which last July seemed to get the all-clear from the Dutch prosecution department. Well, you can make up your own mind, because we’re embedding it again at the bottom of this post.
Wilders, who is also leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), is being told that his statements – written, spoken and filmed – regarding Islam are “insulting”, and the court has declared that they “substantially harm the religious esteem” of Muslims.
Well poor ickle hard-done-to Muslims! Did they have their itty-bitty esteemy-weemy substantially harmed, then, by a movie that points to the worst parts of their hideous scriptures?
Anyway, an international campaign has now been launched, and you can read about it on a site that we’ve just added to our sidebar, that of the International Free Press Society (IFPS). Check it out. It highlights how our words are being censored by those who are happy to let Islamisation continue to creep into our Western way of life.
On this page, you can read about its Defend Geert Wilders campaign, and maybe help it along.
It also gives an account of the latest threat to Wilders, and includes his words, “If I have to stand trial, I will not stand trial alone, but also with the hundreds of thousands of Dutch people who reject the Islamization of The Netherlands.”
In the society’s own words:
He will also stand trial with those in The Netherlands and beyond who reject government prosecutions of free speech. In recognition of this dire situation, the IFPS immediately calls on every supporter of free speech to come to the aid of Geert Wilders. To assist in this effort, the IFPS has launched an international campaign in defense of Geert Wilders and his freedom of speech.
Here, again, is the video: