Geert Wilders on “Racism” in the Netherlands

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter crisis, there has been a debate in the Dutch parliament about racism in the Netherlands. The two videos below from the floor of the Tweede Kamer show excerpts from Geert Wilders’ remarks on the issue.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

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The following article from De Dagelijkse Standaard (also translated by FouseSquawk) accompanied the videos:

Geert Wilders on racism: “80,000 social rental homes to asylum-seekers while native Dutch have to wait”

by Bart Reijmerink
July 1, 2020

Geert Wilders cannot tolerate that politicians believe that the Netherlands is racist to the bone. Asscher, in particular, must suffer in the debate on racism. The Netherlands is one of the most tolerant countries in Europe, so many provisions have been made for migrants, but it is still thought that the Netherlands is racist. Wilders can no longer entertain this nonsense, and he is ranting in the Tweede Kamer.

In recent weeks, people have liked to throw out terms such as “systemic racism”. For Wilders, this is incomprehensible because if the Netherlands is so institutionally racist, why do we in the Netherlands do such much for asylum seekers? According to Wilders, it is specifically the native Dutch who are discriminated against and not the foreigners. He cites here the example that foreigners should be given priority in rental housing.

Wilders on Twitter:

80,000 social rental homes went to asylum-seekers while natives on are a waiting list for years.

Don’t make the racism problem bigger than it is. And think, finally, of all the natives who are discriminated against!

Wilders also criticizes the fact that Lodewijk Asscher pictures the Netherlands as some kind of banana republic. This is simply a big lie according to Wilders. The Netherlands is far away one of the most tolerant countries in Europe. If we look at our legislation, Wilders is certainly right. There are a number of countries that sometimes act like barbarians with migrants, or countries that maintain naturalization and integration policies that are many times stricter.

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The PVV on the Expropriation of Jewish Property in the Netherlands During World War Two

Below are written Parliamentary questions from Gidi Markuszower MP and Geert Wilders MP (both PVV Party for Freedom, Partij voor de Vrijheid) to the Ministers of Education, Culture and Science; of Health, Welfare and Sport; of the Interior and Kingdom Relations; of Finance; and of Justice and Security, about the article that four out of five municipalities do not know whether “during the Second World War, Jewish real estate was expropriated and resold, while that did happen in their municipality”*:

1.   Are you familiar with the article and the research?
2.   Are you prepared to map all the stolen property of Jews, in cooperation with the Dutch municipalities? Including the real estate that was expropriated during the war but was not resold? And also, for example, commercial real estate that was stolen by “verwalters” appointed by the Nazis?
3.   Did the Dutch government, central and local, own and/or take possession of real estate for which the Jewish owners or their relatives were murdered? If so, do you not believe that these properties should be returned to the Jewish Community?
4.   What efforts did Jews, who survived the Shoah, have to make after the war, and what costs did they have to incur, to get their looted property back?
5.   Does the Minister believe that the State of the Netherlands is liable for the actions of wrong notaries; after all, they formed a crucial link in the robbery of the Jewish looted real estate in and after the war?
6.   Are you familiar with the fact that with every sale of stolen Jewish property, the Tax Authorities collected a 5% “registration fee”? If so, are you willing to refund these fees?
7.   Was the restitution of the looted Jewish real estate part of the settlement made by the government with the Jewish Community in 2000?
8.   Which municipalities have imposed leasehold, street tax and other levies on returning Jews?
9.   Do you share our opinion that the time has come to find out which governmental irregularities in WWII can still be rectified? Such as collected fines and taxes, Jewish star fees, transport costs paid by or on behalf of those transported away?
10.   Are you aware that much information about the stolen Jewish property is in the archives of the Dutch Management Institute? Don’t you think it is time to make all these archives digitally accessible and freely available?
*   Research by Follow The Money en Pointer
 

The Coming Elections in the Netherlands

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan has the latest on the convoluted political situation in his homeland.

The coming elections

by H. Numan

In the UK the Labour party lost massively. Their biggest loss in nearly a century. In America the Democrat party is going to lose even more. The signs are all there. The most important candidate is Bernie Sanders who isn’t even fit to sit in a clown car. Much less to drive it. The man has absolutely no authority whatsoever. I’ve seen clips where his radical supporters grab the microphone out of his hands and totally humiliate themselves. With comrade clown standing next to it. Seething, and not able to do a darn thing about it.

Don’t be mistaken: The other clowns are almost as bad as he is. That’s pretty good news, I think. Even Bloomberg isn’t going anywhere. He can’t help it, he simply has the wrong credentials. Just like a child abuser has to live with his past, so must he. He was not only a strict Republican, he’s also a billionaire. Apart from the fact that he is simply bribing his way to nomination, and gloating that he can do it. Voting fraud is now completely legal in at least California. You can collect all the ballots in a retirement home or a town, fill them in as desired and present them as valid votes.

Even so, Trump is going to win. He doesn’t have to do a thing himself. The clowns do all the hard work for him. I hope the Milwaukee police department is planning for some huge riots. Antifa is not going to accept anyone else but comrade Sanders. They’re going to be very angry, as Sanders will not be elected.

Now, in Holland we’re also heading for elections. Officially we aren’t. Elections are due in March of 2021. That’s a full year in the future. The government is basically finished governing. Their goals have been achieved, or need a different coalition. I have no idea what will cause the resignation of the cabinet, but all parties are gearing up in election mode. The conservatives (VVD) and Christian Democrats (CDA) especially are making very bold statements about fewer migrants, stronger borders and — don’t laugh — less money to the EU. That’s a sure sign elections are coming.

It’ll be a very interesting election. In the recent past, first the Christian Democrats got trashed, followed by the labor party PvdA. In both cases after a long period of governing and a string of broken promises. This election will be the same, only now it’s the VVD’s turn to get trashed. Like their Christian and Labor compatriots earlier, the VVD has governed for a very long time, nearly 12 years continuously. The broken promises of Mark Rutte are legendary. As before people had high hopes during the first Rutte cabinet, which over time lessened. Currently the government is a minority government. The cabinet had a one-seat majority at the start in parliament. They lost that seat last year. In the senate it’s already a minority cabinet.

We’ve seen a massive shift to the left in nearly all parties. We used to have three large parties: a big conservative party (VVD), an even larger center party of Christian Democrats, and a large labor party. All of them moved far to the left. They want to woo young, hip and progressive voters. Nothing wrong with that, but there is a price to pay. There are lots of young people who are not progressive. Most of the not-so-young voters are anything but progressive. The price the formerly big parties have to pay is far fewer voters. They all shrank from their position of the big three to middle of the road. Or in case of the PvdA: that’s now a small party. In Dutch politics anything under 10 seats is small fry, 10-25 is middle of the road and anything above is a big party.

Progressive parties want to create a united left front. That won’t fly, because the PvdA party knows very well that will cost their party whatever seats they have left. Of course GL (former communists) and the SP (former Maoists) are in favor. They would gain the seats lost by the PvdA. Two birds with one stone!

That big gap on the right is being filled by two parties: The PVV party and the new Forum for Democracy (FvD). The PVV currently holds 19 seats, and FvD 2. It’s highly likely both will gain a lot in the coming elections. I expect both to grow to about 30 seats each. However, that is not enough for a majority. They will need 76 seats. That’ll be a problem as both the PVV and FvD parties are boycotted by the others.

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How No-Go Zones Are Created And Maintained, Part 3

The three videos below are the third set in a series of twelve reports on culture-enriching violence against the emergency services in the Netherlands. Previously: Part 1 (videos 1-3), Part 2 (videos 4-6).

Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video #7: Tram conductor assaulted (from 2011)

Video #8: Violence against first responders: “I looked down and then BOOM”

Video #9: Suspect acquitted in assault on police officer Damien in Leiden

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Geert Wilders: “The Koran is Full of Jew-Hatred”

In the following video Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, speaks out in the Dutch parliament, taking government ministers to task for refusing to acknowledge Islam as a major factor in the growth of Jew-hatred in the Netherlands:

“The Ministry of Justice is Rotten to the Core”

On Friday I posted about the latest political scandal in the Netherlands. It seems that migrants at a refugee center had been discovered with porn and torture videos on their phones, and the bureaucrats at the Ministry of Justice knew about it. However, those apparatchiks — the Dutch version of the Deep State — hid the information from parliament and the public because of the upcoming election.

In the following video from Geenstijl, various politicians are interviewed and asked about their reactions to the scandal. One of them is Ferdinand Grapperhaus, the current Minister of Justice.

Many thanks to C for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Geert Wilders: There Has Been a Legal Coup in The Netherlands

In the following video Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, addresses a government minister in parliament about a recently revealed scandal. Information has surfaced that culture-enrichers at a refugee center had been discovered with porn and torture videos on their phones, that the government knew about it, and hid the findings because an election was coming up.

Many thanks to C for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Socialism Really is a Cult

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan takes a look at the bizarre wave of socialist madness that is currently raging on both sides of the Atlantic.

Socialism really is a cult

by H. Numan

A bit of a bold statement, I know. Let me explain. There is nothing wrong with being social. After all, we humans are social animals. However, socialism as a political ideology is wrong. Very wrong. Socialism doesn’t work. It lets others do the work. Socialism has failed wherever it was implemented. It sometimes took a while, but it always failed. The few states left over that really are socialist are failing or going to fail. No question about it. With one exception: China. But China is first Chinese, then Chinese, then a long time nothing and finally they are socialist. Sort of socialist, that is.

Now, China has always been an absolute monarchy. Not surprisingly Mao ruled as one too, and so does the present emperor — who is titled president for life now. Not emperor, but effectively the same thing. Just a different name. He isn’t socialist, he’s Chinese. Red was always the preferred color for the Chinese. Red being the color of socialism is just an extra. All Chinese companies are effectively, if not outright, state-run organizations.

China has two major problems that it cannot solve: first of all, their failed one child policy. By the time China becomes a real superpower their army will be made up of old fogies with crutches and drips. Don’t underestimate that problem. China already has huge problems finding sufficiently capable soldiers at this very moment. Imagine what it will be like in twenty years, when they really will have an enormous manpower problem.

The second problem is corruption. Corruption is ingrained in Chinese society, regardless of ideology. Socialism only makes it worse, much worse. The current Chinese leadership is more worried about the reliability of their army, specifically the top brass, than anything else right now. If worst comes to worst, we can always buy a couple of Chinese army commanders. The leadership knows it, and dreads it.

On the bright side: China is not interested in conquering the world. Just the business part of it. On the not-so-bright side: they’re damned good at it. China is a problem for the future. Right now we have bigger worries. The first is socialism, and the second one is mohammedanism. More about mohammedanism in another article.

So let’s get back on topic. Socialism is a cult. You see it in America, where the Democrat party is anything but democratic right now. And in England, where the Labour party should rename itself the Stalinist party. Likewise, in all western countries social democratic parties have been taken over by diehard old-fashioned communists. And … the left is again losing. Again, because they have learned nothing from the past. Like Louis XVIII of France, the king who replaced Napoleon: they have learned nothing and forgotten nothing.

Jeremy Corbyn even had the gumption to say: “We have won the debate, but failed to achieve a majority.” His followers blame everyone — except themselves. They blame the ‘extreme right-wing media’ for their loss. And of course the silly, stupid and antediluvian electorate. Anyone and anything, except themselves. Now, the media in Europe are about as left-wing as Pravda was during the heydays of communism. It was Corbyn (and his minions) who vilified themselves. Not the media.

For Corbyn really is a vile person. He is a warm supporter of every socialist dictator alive. Kim Jong-Un, Maduro and Castro among others are his friends. Corbyn is a virulent antisemite, though he calls himself anti-Zionist. It’s exactly the same, but being antisemitic is nowadays punishable by law. Hamas and Hezbollah are his friends; they fight against the capitalist Zionist conquerors of their country. The media did all they could to soften Corbyn’s words so it wouldn’t hurt him too much. Labour adherents who say the BBC is a right-wing broadcaster are delusional.

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Don’t Hurt Me, I’m Dutch

A series of culturally enriched attacks in the city of Gorkum (also spelled Gorinchem) in the Netherlands has been prominent in Dutch news media for the last few days. Videos of the attacks were spread on social media, showing culture-enriching gang violence — six to twelve attackers — against lone Dutch youngsters. White youngsters, I hardly need to add.

The videos below highlight something that has become obvious in the last few years, but which I try not to think about because it is so depressing: the war in Western Europe is already over. The enemy has the numbers. Even if young native Dutch boys were able to summon the masculine fortitude necessary for a successful counterattack against their Muslim tormentors, they don’t have the numbers. In that age group — the 12-17 range — boys “with a migration background” are in the majority. There simply aren’t enough native Dutch youngsters to prevail in any street battles.

Even if the Dutch media were to stop lying and obfuscating and papering over what is going on; even if the Dutch people were to become fully aware of the dire plight their country is in; even if the Powers That Be were to stop importing more culture-enrichers — which is so unlikely as to be laughable — the outcome would still be pre-determined. The Dutch people have lost. The Muslims have won. Over the next decade or two we will simply see the consolidation of their victory and their gradual occupation of all the positions of political power.

Yes, I know the newcomers are totally dependent on the Dutch welfare state. But there’s no sign that the government will withdraw those benefits from the enrichers. Not until the existing system collapses — after that the situation will become chaotic and violent and unpredictable. We don’t know how it will all shake out, because it is unprecedented — nothing like this has ever happened before.

And I assume that a similar situation exists in the rest of Western Europe. We are approaching the endgame of European civilization.

Ten or twelve years ago I said repeatedly that it was not too late, that there was still a slim chance to reverse the Islamization of the West by non-violent means. But I don’t say that anymore, because it is no longer the case, at least in Western Europe. Especially since Mutti Merkel invited in those two or three million additional migrants starting in 2015 — the newcomers now have more than enough young men of fighting age to prevail. Even if native European youngsters weren’t gender non-binary snowflakes, this would still be the case.

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Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

Video #1: TV news report about the attacks in Gorkum

Video #2: Another TV news report from the Dutch MSM

Video #3: What everyone is talking about

Video #4: Thierry Baudet speaks out in the Tweede Kamer

Thierry Baudet is the founder and leader of Forum for Democracy, a conservative EU-skeptical political party. Since it was formed three years ago it has been sucking votes away from Geert Wilder’s party (the PVV) and especially from the VVD, the major “center-right” party in the Netherlands.

Video #5: Geert Wilders’ response to the attacks in Gorkum

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The Amsterdam Knife Jihadi Gets 26 Years in Prison

A little over a year ago, an Afghan culture-enricher named Jawed Sultani went on a stabbing rampage at Amsterdam’s Central railway station, seriously wounding two American tourists. Mr. Sultani told police that his attack was intended to avenge the honor of Islam after Geert Wilders announced his Mohammed cartoon contest.

Now the Amsterdam mujahid has been sentenced to 26 years in prison, and will have to pay substantial compensation to his victims. Readers should take note, however, of who will actually end up footing the bill for the indemnity.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch public broadcaster NOS:

More than 26 years for the attacker at Amsterdam Central Station, almost three million in compensation

The man who stabbed two American tourists at the Amsterdam Central Station last year has been sentenced to 26 years and 8 months in prison. The court convicted Jawed S. on two counts of attempted murder with a terrorist motive and threats against three police officers. The sentence is longer than that requested by the public prosecutor — 25 years.

In addition, S. must pay compensation of more than €2.8 million to one of the victims. The man is suffering from paralysis, and will probably spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. The defendant must pay more than €38,000 to the other American.

Watch in the first video what the judge says about the compensation — in the second video, the sentence is announced.

On the question of whether S. can pay the almost €3 million, the victims don’t have to worry. The state pays compensation to the victims of violent crime and sexual offenses, explains NOS justice editor Remco Andringa. “The government then attempts to recover the amount from the perpetrator. But because Jawed S., being an asylum seeker and a detainee, would not have much money, in practice, it will be the government that pays the victims.”

The Afghanistan-born Jawed S. (20), born in Afghanistan, is an asylum seeker who has exhausted all legal remedies in Germany. A year ago, he took the train from Germany to Amsterdam to take revenge for comments by Geert Wilders. With the announcement of a cartoon competition about the prophet Mohammed, Wilders insulted his faith, according to S.

S. was accused of two counts of attempted murder with a terrorist motive. All alleged facts have been proven, according to the court. According to the judge, S. acted with a preconceived plan. “He came to the Netherlands to kill as many people as possible,” she said. “The risk of recidivism is very high. The court must protect society.” Therefore, according to her, only the highest possible penalty is appropriate.

S. himself was not present for the verdict.

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The Dilemma of the Wilders Trial

A couple of days ago I posted the latest news from the Netherlands about the show trial of Geert Wilders. Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends this summary of the larger context of the case, and the political significance of the railroading of Geert Wilders.

The dilemma of the Wilders trial

by H. Numan

The Baron just beat me to it: I was planning to write about the Wilders trial. Well, I guess he doesn’t need me anymore… (just kidding). There are a few angles you really need to know about concerning the Wilders trial. The elites are digging their graves deeper and deeper.

First of all — and most important — are the legal consequences of that guilty verdict, the jurisprudence. Imagine you have a very large bookshelf, from wall to wall. Only one shelf contains all the books of law, with plenty of space left over. The remainder of that entire bookshelf is filled with jurisprudence. And that actually is the real law.

Lawmakers (parliament) create the law. They set the minimum and maximum requirements. The courts interpret it. Each and every verdict explains how the law should be understood and applied. Verdicts of lower courts can be overruled by higher courts, which creates new jurisprudence.

Wilders is the de facto the leader of the opposition. His important position is the reason for the court’s verdict. Yes, they dearly wanted to sentence him to the maximum possible, and then some more. But they can’t. Geert Wilders is far too important. Supposing they were to have sent him to jail, that would make him immediately a martyr. He would happily go to jail, knowing full well he won’t be staying long and upon release becomes the next prime minister.

So doing jail time was out. Next best option was a fine. The prosecution asked for a fine of €5,000. I wish I had that kind of money, but Wilders makes at least four times that in a month. This would also create an outcry among the electorate. Wilders would pay the fine with a smile, knowing that the cost of this kind of advertising is invaluable. It would be a free advertising campaign worth millions for just €5,000. Again, not a good idea. What was left over?

Guilty without punishment. That’s the court equivalent of take two paracetamol and call me in the morning. Or so it seems. In real life it’s a slow-working deadly poison, especially in this case. Wilders would go free, but only him. Anyone else can be convicted based on that flimsy jurisprudence. What’s more, they will be convicted. And for a lot more than €5,000. Because there is a precedent. The fact that Wilders is convicted will be a precedent. His conviction can and will be used against anyone else. Including the asked for, but not enforced, fine of €5,000. For Wilders that’s a nice investment, well worth it. For you and me it would be financially crippling.

This is a well-tried tactic of letting a big fish swim in order to catch a lot of small fry. As the precedent is there, the big fish will eventually be caught anyway. When I say ‘well-tried’, I mean it literally. The Romans used it a lot, especially during the later part of the Republic. Among others, that is how the inquisition got started. You didn’t think they popped out of nothing did you? ‘Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition’ is a Monty Python sketch. Not real life.

That’s the legal side of the Wilders trial’s dilemma. However, there is more, that being the political side of it. We haven’t got the trias politica for nothing. The separation of power is a cornerstone of democracy. It’s becoming more and more clear that this really is a political show trial, with the outcome not being reached by judges, but by civil servants and Wilders’ political enemies working together before the trial even began.

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Geert Wilders on the Corrupt Legal Case Brought Against Him

As H. Numan reported earlier this month, there have been new developments in the show trial against Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands.

Since then there have been additional reports in the media about the improper involvement of the Minister of Justice in the case. The following material has been translated from RTL Nieuws:

Senior government officials demanded a hard approach in the trial against ‘malicious’ Wilders

Top officials of the Justice Department have been involved in the content of the criminal case against Geert Wilders. They urged the Public Prosecution Service (OM) to tackle Wilders as firmly as possible in the case of ‘fewer Moroccans’ statements.

‘Scandalous’

The interference is very sensitive because it is a criminal case against an opposition leader. Until recently, the Justice department and the OM denied any form of substantive consultation and coordination on the Wilders case. The PVV leader reacts with astonishment to the new revelations and calls it ‘outrageous’.

The documents now show that officials fed the OM with arguments against Wilders, who was an opponent of the then-minister, VVD member Ivo Opstelten. They call his statements “malicious” and “racist.” When these officials read a very confidential official message from the Board of Procurators General to Minister Opstelten of 10 September 2014, one of them wondered: “Is the OM convinced of the desirability and feasibility of prosecution?”

No reason for criminal case

They advise the Public Prosecution Service to go into it legally. The reason for this is the discussion within the OM about the case. The Public Prosecutor in The Hague even wanted to dismiss the criminal case concerning the first ‘fewer Moroccans’ ruling on 12 March 2014, as it turned out last week, more than five years later. And the public prosecutor’s own experts, from the National Discrimination Expertise Center, also saw no good reason for a criminal case in the statements on the election evening of 19 March 2014. They found the statements ‘not unnecessarily offensive’.

The top officials thought that Wilders should not only be prosecuted for the election evening statements, but also had to be tackled for the first statement, because otherwise the whole ‘legally substantive’ case would not be sustainable.

“I would leave this to the judge and put as few restrictions as possible in what you submit to the judge.” The officials also provide a series of legal advice, including on how the Public Prosecutor should deal with the likely arguments of the defense. Literally: “I have already discussed a number of points with the colleague of the Pag [public prosecutor, the Public Prosecution Service, ed.] Today.” And: “I will pass on the points that you mention to the colleague of the OM.”

‘Unimaginable’

Wilders announces that he and his lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops will again ask the Court to stop the trial. The appeal will be served again on Tuesday. Wilders: “It is inconceivable that the Ministry of Justice has dealt with my case in detail. It’s a disgrace, a political reckoning by the VVD minister and his department.”

The PVV writes:

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New Developments in the Court Case Against Geert Wilders

Our Dutch correspondent H. Numan sends the latest on the show trial of Geert Wilders.

New developments in the court case against Geert Wilders

by H. Numan

In a few days, on the 24th of September, we’ll see if The Netherlands is a banana monarchy or a constitutional monarchy. Why? Because the court then has to issue a verdict about new developments in the case against Geert Wilders. If the country considers itself a true democratic state ruled by law, the court has no other option than to dismiss the case. However, I’m almost certain the court won’t do that. Too much has been invested in the destruction of Geert Wilders and his party, the PVV.

We have seen in the past that the rule of law actually no longer exists in The Netherlands. Let’s take a look at this case, for people who are new to it.

After the municipal elections in March 2014 Geert attended a party in The Hague. He asked his electorate if the wanted more or fewer [criminal] Moroccans in the country. The crowd cheered “minder, minder, minder (fewer, fewer, fewer)!” “Okay”, Wilder said, “we’re going to work on that.”

The progressive part of the country was in uproar. They did everything legally and illegally possible to get him indicted. Illegally, you may ask. Yes. In many cities police stations were open longer than usual, and supplied pre-printed complaint forms. You could mark one or all choices on the multiple choice form why you were offended by Geert Wilders. Just cross what you liked. Signing was not a problem. A thumb mark would do nicely, in case you happen to be illiterate or had a phobia of pork, alcohol and writing. There were many Moroccan volunteers present on those police stations to assist ‘grievously hurt’ people to fill in the form correctly.

The court was, like the first Wilders trial, a kangaroo court with the verdict ready before the trial even began. A complete circus. I have never ever heard about pre-printed complaint forms readily available for the public anywhere. Possibly the North Korean or mainland Chinese justice departments might look into that; it’s very helpful in political trials.

Any idea about the logistics involved? The coordination necessary? We’re not talking about one progressive commissioner who dragooned his unwilling officers to do his bidding. It was nationwide. Thousands of pre-printed forms had to be printed and distributed to most police stations. Those stations had extended opening hours, to accommodate the complainants. That means a lot of officers were doing overtime; those volunteers had to be found and fed — who’s paying for that entire operation? The taxpayer, of course!

This is entirely my opinion, of course. As nobody, not even the defense team, filed complaints with the court about this haphazard filing of legal complaints, I probably am not correct in seeing this as illegal. Though it really seems that way, at least to me.

After a lengthy trial Wilders was convicted, but not as most progressives had hoped for. He wasn’t fined €5,000. Had he been sentenced to jail, he would have been ejected from parliament. The prosecutor tried that, but the court didn’t go along with it. The court judged him guilty, but without penalty. Both Wilders and the prosecutor appealed.

The court wasn’t exactly happy with Wilders spilling the beans. He first tried to object to judge Elianne van Rens, but that was rejected. Mr. (Dutch title for lawyers, she actually is a woman) Elianne is member of D66, a party which considers itself the arch-enemy of Wilders. She said in an TV interview before the trial began that in her opinion Wilders should be convicted. This was not enough to have her removed. I wonder what else she could have done? Knotting nooses during the trial? Grinning at Wilders while slicing with her finger across her throat? The court expressed in her verdict its displeasure of Wilders calling it a kangaroo court and saying that the court had the verdict ready even before the trial began.

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Political Correctness Will be the Death of the Rule of Law

In the following television appearance, Geert Wilders, the leader of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV) in the Netherlands, discusses what happens when Islam gains a foothold in a Western country. Political correctness demands that Islam be accommodated and nurtured under the rule of law. However, Islam does not respect Western rules, refuses to follow them, and simply exploits Western institutions in order to destroy them and implement sharia: