Geert Wilders: Dutch Freedom Party chief will be tried for racial hatred

Geert Wilders: Dutch Freedom Party chief will be tried for racial hatred
 

The trial of Dutch anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders is to go ahead after judges rejected a bid by his lawyers to have the case thrown out.
He is accused of inciting racial hatred after asking supporters at a rally if they would like more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands.
The trial date has been set for 31 October.
Mr Wilders claims he is being "prosecuted for voicing the opinion of millions".
Although the outspoken right-winger has repeatedly criticised Islam, calling for a ban on the Koran and the closure of all mosques in the Netherlands, prosecutors say he crossed... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 24
Source: BBC
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