Jordan’s Prosecutor General, Dr. Hassan Al A’bdallat, “demands” that the Netherlands turn over Geert Wilders to the Jordanian judicial system so that he might receive his just punishment for crimes committed in his production of Fitna.
According to The Jordanian news site Fact International:
Amman Prosecutor General issues 5 charges against Dutch MP, Geert Wilders, in lawsuit for releasing anti-Islam film
Amman’s Prosecutor General has issued five charges against the Dutch MP Geert Wilders in the lawsuit brought for releasing the anti-Islam film “Fitna”. A summons warrant has been released too.
The “Messenger of Allah Unites Us” Campaign has stressed the decision taken by Amman Prosecutor General, Dr. Hassan Al A’bdallat, today, Tuesday July 1, 2008, considering the Dutch right-wing radical MP Geert Wilders, the producer of the Fitna film which criticizes Islam and the holy Quran campaign, as a defendant in the lawsuit filed by the campaign.
The lawyers for the campaign, Osama Al Bitar and Tareq Hawamdeh, said the prosecutor general issued, this morning, a summons warrant against Wilders, who will be informed through diplomatic channels as he is not a resident of Jordan.
The campaign will proceed in confronting all the anti-Islam campaigns with all available legal, economic, media and diplomatic means-without the use of ‘violence.’
Last month the Campaign laid a charge through Abdallat against the Dutch lawmaker demanding to punish him according to the Jordanian Penal Code and paying compensation for the damage he caused. [emphasis added]
If this absurd effrontery has its intended effect, we in the West will have only ourselves to blame.
We have established precedent after precedent that allowed for the prosecution in other countries of foreign nationals for crimes committed neither within, nor against the citizens of the countries charging them. The effort to extradite General Pinochet was the defining moment of this trend, and Belgium has made a parlor game out of indicting virtually any American military or political figure who violates the PC European sense of moral rectitude.
The process began with the hunt for war criminals and has devolved to the inane and trivial process that we know today. Now it’s time for the post-modern children of Europe to be hoist with their own politically correct petard.
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After all, how can the authorities fail to turn over Geert Wilders? He has violated the human rights of Muslims, as laid out in the Cairo Declaration of Human Rights, which has been officially recognized by the United Nations. The Netherlands has the choice of repudiating the pernicious multicultural doctrine which it has so lovingly constructed over the last four decades, or giving up Geert Wilders to the tender mercies of Jordanian jurisprudence.
What do you think the Dutch authorities will decide to do? Discard multicultural orthodoxy, or rid themselves of this troublesome blond?
Anyone want to take bets on that?
The article continues:
According to the campaign the decision by the Prosecutor General to file a case against the Danish cartoon publishers and Wilders last month set a precedent in the history of the Jordanian judicial system, a move that has gained international attention that an Arab country is keeping pace with global legal trends.
He was charged with the following:
- Slandering prophets, thereby violating article 273 of Jordan’s Penalty Code.
- Publishing materials, sketches and drawings that offend the feelings of Muslims, in violation of Article 278/1 of the Penal Code.
- Insulting and demeaning Islam and insulting Prophet Mohammad (s) thereby threatening sectarian and racist discord and conflict, in violation of Article 38 B & C of the Press and Publication Law No. 8 for 1998 and its amendments.
- Violating Article 38 of the Electronic Transactions No. 85 for 2001 which penalizes anyone who perpetrates an action that amounts to a crime under the enforced laws and legislation.
- Vilification and defamation in violation of Article 189/4 on the Penal Code.
“As the defendant is not present in Jordan and have no addresses in this country I decide under Articles 111/1, 115 and 146 of the criminal court rules to issue a warrant for the defendants to be notified through the Danish Embassy that they must present themselves in Jordan. A letter to that effect will be sent to the embassy of Netherlands through His Excellency, the Minister of Justice,” said the Prosecutor General in his decision. [emphasis added]
This action by Jordan is a local skirmish in the larger war declared by the OIC against Islamophobia in the West. “Publishing materials, sketches and drawings that offend the feelings of Muslims” is already against the law in Jordan, and the OIC has publicly declared its intention to induce Western countries to change their laws in accordance with the Jordanian model.
All of this is plausible — instead of laughable — because of resolutions issued in the United Nations and the UN Human Rights Council that say exactly the same thing. Every country that fails to revise its laws accordingly is guilty of neglecting its treaty obligations under the United Nations Charter.
It’s obvious that the Netherlands is obligated under the circumstances to comply with the Jordanian prosecutor’s demand. But will it actually do so?
The determination of Jordan to force other countries to change their laws and constitutions is made abundantly clear:
Sheikh: We are going on our way to pass an international law criminalizing offenders of Islam
The head of the Messenger Of Allah Unites Us Campaign, Dr. Zakaria Al-Sheikh confirmed that the court verdict is the first step towards setting in place an international law criminalizing anyone who insults Islam and the Prophet Mohammed (s) “We need a law that protects humanity from an extremist plan aimed at destroying the world for the interests of a particular group that has enormous influence in the world”, he said.
Sheikh added that the decision of the Prosecutor-General confirms the effectiveness of the legal, media, economic and diplomatic campaign to confront the anti-Islam agendas.
The campaign was careful not to fall into the trap that instigators of these attacks on Islam have set. They want Muslims to become enraged and act violently and thus they (Muslims) themselves will be responsible for creating an image of Islam as being mindlessly destructive. Once Islam and Muslims are demonized in this way it will be easy for our enemies to act against us with no guilty conscience, he emphasized.
For strategic reasons, Dr. Sheikh is calling on the world’s Muslims to exercise an uncharacteristic self-restraint when faced with the unbearable provocation of cartoons and movies that insult them.
We are fortunate that skinless Muslims worldwide are unable to help themselves in this regard; otherwise we would all still be snoozing through the Islamization of our culture, unaware of the long march of Jihad through our institutions. By the behavior of its adherents, Islam has woken up enough Westerners to put at least a few speed bumps in the road to its ascendancy.
Attorneys Al Beetar and Al Hawamdeh explained how the case proceeded including the testimony of the complainants and the expert witnesses and then how the four stages advanced until a decision was finally reached.
They said that in case the defendant did not come to Jordan of their own free will, then warrants will be issued via local and international security agencies.
Geert Wilders is obviously not going to hop the first plane to Jordan. So what comes next? An Interpol warrant? The ICC?
How is this novel legal drama going to play itself out?
Hat tip: TB.