No Damages for Fawaz Jneid

Longtime readers will remember Imam Fawaz Jneid, a notorious “Dutch” firebrand. Mr. Jneid has just failed in his attempt to collect damages from Geert Wilders’ party, the PVV, for his inclusion in the movie Fitna.

Below is a translated summary from Elsevier:

Court: PVV does not have to pay controversial imam

The Friends of the PVV foundation does not have to pay €55,000 to an imam who was shown in Fitna, the documentary critical of Islam.

On Wednesday the Court in The Hague upheld an earlier verdict by a lower court.

Imam Fawaz Jneid dragged the PVV to court to claim damages because PVV leader Geert Wilders had included a TV clip of him in Fitna.

The Islamic cleric, who was recently fired by the As-Sunnah mosque in The Hague, claims that he has been wrongly portrayed as the figurehead of Islamic extremism in Netherlands. According to the judges he was not able to substantiate that claim.

Jneid allegedly said about the murdered Theo van Gogh: ‘O Allah, let Van Gogh suffer a disease that no one on earth can cure.’ He expressed the hope that former MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali would get cancer.

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