Comments below received from Jack; posting in its entirety - almost. Thanks! DS
|Trial of Geert Wilders Takes a Kafkaesque turn|
|Any one who still claims that the trial against Geert Wilders MP, leader of the Party for Freedom (9 seats in Parliament and 27 in the polls), which starts on the 20th of January, is not a political process: get a grip. Accused by the Dutch 'Openbaar Ministerie' |
Must be their version of a Justice Dept based on content elsewhere
exactly a year ago for insulting Islam, comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf and delivering hate speeches, the coming trial against Wilders suddenly got a Kafkaesque and potentially murderous twist. Finally, seven days before his first day in Court, all fangs were out and faces off.
On top of this, Paul Vellerman, the public prosecutor of the Amsterdam Court decided that the Wilders trial had to be regarded as "an ordinary trial open for public and with a normal procedure, which doesn't deserve the Department of Justice's highly secured bunker.
I think the message there is 'Assassination Welcome'
His is a normal case and we'll treat it as such".
|Posted by lord garth 2010-01-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [648 views ] Top|
|#1 "It is irrelevant whether Wilder's witnesses might prove Wilders' observations to be correct", the 'Openbaar Ministerie' stated, "what's relevant is that his observations are illegal".|
|Posted by Mike Hunt 2010-01-18 00:42|| 2010-01-18 00:42|| Front Page Top|
|#2 The truth is illegal.....|
As I recall all Geert did was quote the Koran.
|Posted by CrazyFool 2010-01-18 01:02|| 2010-01-18 01:02|| Front Page Top|
|#3 Kafkaesque is right. The Trial was a great story. This is one scary true story.|
|Posted by Alaska Paul 2010-01-18 02:23|| 2010-01-18 02:23|| Front Page Top|
|#4 Lights going out in Europe.|
|Posted by g(r)omgoru 2010-01-18 02:30|| 2010-01-18 02:30|| Front Page Top|
|#5 The Koran Versus Mein Kampf|
|Posted by tipper 2010-01-18 04:23|| 2010-01-18 04:23|| Front Page Top|
|#6 Was the Koran available in German while Hitler was in prison? Did he crib from it?|
|Posted by Bobby 2010-01-18 05:58|| 2010-01-18 05:58|| Front Page Top|
|#7 I wonder if prosecutor Vellerman and the members of the Openbaar Ministerie have considered that they might someday face trial for this themselves.|
|Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2010-01-18 05:59|| 2010-01-18 05:59|| Front Page Top|
|#8 Hopefully Wilders will play this trial like an instrument, and win big time in the court of public opinion, and later, in the polls. He would be wise to pack the "ordinary court" with his followers, if for no other reason than to prevent possible assassins from getting through. |
And there is no reason to show a kangaroo court, or its officers, any respect. By this I mean that they, personally, should be put on trial at the same time, so that the public sees their faces, knows their names, and "who they are working for."
|Posted by Anonymoose 2010-01-18 07:06|| 2010-01-18 07:06|| Front Page Top|
|#9 Probably silly to ask where the EU is on this, hmmm?|
|Posted by AlanC 2010-01-18 07:46|| 2010-01-18 07:46|| Front Page Top|
|#10 "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."|
|Posted by Black Bart Ebberens7700 2010-01-18 09:06|| 2010-01-18 09:06|| Front Page Top|
|#11 Truth as a defense is an Anglo-American tradition. Something the tranzies will make sure disappears when they can make it happen.|
|Posted by Procopius2k 2010-01-18 11:05|| 2010-01-18 11:05|| Front Page Top|
|#12 Sorry, Geert. You have been convicted of THOUGHTCRIME.|
|Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2010-01-18 16:22|| 2010-01-18 16:22|| Front Page Top|