Another translation by H. Numan, this one from today’s De Telegraaf, followed by his commentary:
Court imports Saudi rules
According to the Wall Street Journal a Dutch court imports Saudi rules for the prosecution of parliamentarian Geert Wilders, in their publication on Thursday.
The concept of punishing people for insulting the religious feelings of other people approaches dangerously close to blasphemy laws as preferred by Islamic countries. The commentator scorns the decision to prosecute Wilders, for “if freedom of speech means something, it also includes the freedom to have controversial opinions.”
Comments by H. Numan:
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Followed by no less than 16 LONG pages with comments from readers. Mind you, this item was posted only an hour ago. I think we see a record: about 16*50= 800 comments in an hour.
This is certainly the topic that will rule the country for the coming months. Even though the regular newspapers are remarkably quiet about this affair. For now…