We know free speech will win out ~ because whatever Islam wants ~ if indeed it can want anything at all ~ can't happen here.
The dhimmification of the non-Muslim ~ the subjugation of women ~ the denial of basic rights ~ of freedom of conscience, of freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Can't win here ~ no matter who is offended!!
When freedom offends ~ we need to take a better look at why that is.
You can almost feel Arab states ~ and others like Jordan [are they Arab now too!!] ~ lining up their lawyers ~ nevermind that our people need to eat ~ they've been hungry ~ we need to go after those who offend Islam ~ as the Prophet laid down [with his sword] ~ the Dutch court's hair-brain scheme could become a way for the most radical [sorry, fundamentalist] unfree ~ Islamic nations to reach into Europe and attack freedoms. A conviction for Wilders would not be the end ~ it would only be the beginning.
The idea of the perfect multicultural society works when you have tolerance at both ends ~ not excusing intolerances ~ because it might offend. Religious freedom offends ~ lets get rid of that ~ let's tone it down a bit. We need to make accommodation ~ this social utopia.
What is not being mentioned is that at least one Dutch politician was openly talking about Islamic law in Holland as being okay ~ some Dutch political meetings of the former leaders of the coalition government [now voted out] held meetings where men and women were segregated. And of course if you object to these and other tinkerings ~ you are a "racist".
Look at North Africa ~ Muslims want to import that same system of law to Europe. And everyone who speaks out against this is hateful. Its integration on the cheap ~ get rid of a few rights and freedoms Muslims feel uncomfortable with and they will feel more at home ~ is delusionary ~ because home for many Muslims is the Caliphate. And the only thing many of those who refuse to integrate ~ or adapt to western/European culture ~ will be satisfied with ~ is the restoration of the violent brutal and now thankfully, past Caliphate.
Appeasement is not going to work. They will just ask for more. Until we end up like Egypt, Syria Jordan all these places that used to be Christian ~ and Muslims still aren't satisfied with even that. Their ideas are failed. And they must respect that here in Europe Islam is not the order.
Amsterdam - Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday defended his anti-Islamic rhetoric during the final day of hearings in his trial for inciting hatred and discrimination, Dutch media reported.
'The Netherlands is threatened by Islam. Islam is an ideology of hate and destruction. Islam threatens Western values and norms,' Wilders told the judges, the daily 'De Volkskrant' reported.
The case against the leader of the anti-Islam PVV (Freedom Party) began last October, but collapsed following claims that the judges were not impartial. A retrial began earlier this year.
Wilders, 47, faces five counts of causing offence to Muslims and of inciting hatred against Muslims and people of non-Western immigrant background, in numerous public statements since October 2006.
The public prosecution has called for Wilders to be found not guilty. A verdict is expected in late June.