Netherlands: Wilders acquitted of “hate speech” charges

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June 23, 2011
National Public Radio [US state media]    
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"The boundaries of free speech in Europe widened Thursday after a Dutch court acquitted politician Geert Wilders of inciting hatred against Muslims when he compared Islam with Naziism and called for a ban on the Quran. ... The ruling did lay down a clear limit: Calls for violence remain out of bounds. Wilders, who has lived under constant police protection due to death threats since 2004, has never called for violence or endorsed it." (06/23/11)


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