October 9, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM) on Thursday summoned for interrogation far-right politician Geert Wilders on suspicion of making criminally discriminatory statements regarding Moroccans. According to OM he "is suspected of insulting a group of people based on race and inciting ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Dutch prosecutors on Thursday said that more than 5,000 people in the Netherlands have filed complaints against Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders for discrimination following anti-Moroccan comments Wilders made during municipal election campaigning. Prosecutors are currently reviewing ...[read more]
May 23, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On May 23, 2011, an Amsterdam court rejected claims by Dutch politician Geert Wilders that hate speech charges against him should be dropped and ordered his suspended trial to continue. He was accused of calling Islam "fascist," drawing comparisons between the Quran and Mein Kampf and advocating ...[read more]
January 28, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The Cabinet of the Netherlands announced on Friday that a ban on burqas in the Netherlands will go forward later this year. The ban, proposed in September and heavily supported by Geert Wilders' anti-Islam Freedom Party, is aimed at prohibiting burqas and other face coverings. Deputy Prime ...[read more]
September 16, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Friday that the government will propose legislation to ban burqas and other face coverings. The proposal is being submitted in cooperation with conservative politician Geert Wilders and the Party for Freedom. The government contends that the proposed ...[read more]
July 14, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
Gerolf Hagens: Recently, the Royal Dutch Court of Amsterdam rendered a verdict in the case against Geert Wilders. In a previous submission, I wrote that it was going to be very interesting to see whether the court would accept the claim Wilders made, that he—as a politician—should be ...[read more]
June 23, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Dutch politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of all charges on Thursday, the court finding his anti-Islam statements were not hate speech or discriminatory. Wilders has made several "anti-Islam" comments as a political official, including: several comments similar to "I don't hate Muslims, I hate ...[read more]
May 23, 2011
by Zach Zagger
An Amsterdam court on Monday rejected claims by Dutch politician Geert Wilders that the hate speech charges against him should be dropped over claims of bias. Wilder, a right-wing politician, is on trial for making anti-Islamic statements. The charges against Wilders were dismissed in 2008, but an ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Gerolf Hagens: "The trial against Geert Wilders has received worldwide attention, yet many outsiders are unaware of its underlying issues. From the start, the trial has raised a lot of questions and doubts, both from people who agree with the prosecution of Wilders, as well as from those opposed... ...[read more]
March 30, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
A panel of judges for the Amsterdam District Court on Wednesday ordered that the trial of right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders, on charges of making anti-Islamic statements, go ahead over his objections that the court was the improper venue for his case. Last month, the court granted Wilders ...[read more]

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