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05-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Do you want to feel sick?
6/6/2011 : Geert Wilders Closing Statement in Dutch Freedom of Speach Trial
His speech leaves nothing for me to say.

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2165/geert-wild...al-remarks

If he is found guilty it will be a blow to us all ...

From the Forum

http://forum.onlineopinion.com.au/thread...ssion=4495

A trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders is ongoing in the Netherlands in 2010-2011. Wilders is facing five counts of inciting hatred and discrimination for describing Islam as a fascist religion and Moroccan youths as violent and for calling for the banning of the Koran. The judges in the first trial were removed after a perceived bias against Wilders,[1] and a retrial started in February 2011. The Dutch Public Prosecution Service argues that Wilders should be acquitted on all counts.

This link is to the video he published causing his arrest.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4vj81_...glish_news

I could not find it on utube
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06-06-2011, 05:39 AM
RE: Do you want to feel sick?
I read his closing statement. I don't know anything about Dutch law but assuming "freedom of speech" means the same thing in the Netherlands that it does in the US, I think he made the wrong argument. Whether or not he "spoke the truth" or not should be irrelevant. The problem with that argument is you then put the burden of proof on yourself to prove it is the truth. I think the issue here is not whether or not what he says is objectively true but whether or not he has the right to voice an unpopular or minority opinion. That is what freedom of speech is about. The right to dissent, the right to cry out, the right to say what no one wants to hear. Whether its true, or vile, or offensive to some group is completely and utterly beside the point. Freedom applies to everyone and sometimes it can be ugly.

Oh, and mission accomplished: I feel sick after reason that. Please let us know how the trial ends.

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07-06-2011, 11:12 AM
RE: Do you want to feel sick?
Could not have said it better BnW.
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