Before the election, Freedom Party and anti-Islamist campaigner Geert Wilders was brought up on charges of inciting racial hatred. It was not enough for the democratic liberal leadership of Holland that Wilders was confined to quarters, but he was also being actively prosecuted and threatened with serious jail time.
All in a day’s work for the average modern American style liberal democracy.
Wilders, however, beat them at their own game. While employing every procedural trick in the book to delay his trial, there was an election. And in this election, Wilders showed his strength.
Well, let’s just say the powers that be have changed their tune.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor has sought the acquittal of anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on all three charges against him. Earlier this week, the prosecution asked for an acquittal for the charge of insulting Muslims and asked the judges not to award damages to the plaintiffs. Today, the prosecution asked for an acquittal on the two remaining charges: inciting hatred and discrimination.
Ealier today, the prosecution said “Criticism (of religion) is allowed as long as it does not lead to incitement of hatred against people.”
Lesson: There is no substitute for power. In any other situation, he is put away and lost. If and when we play, we must play to win and remember that our enemies will crush us, if we do not crush them first.