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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dutch MP Will Face Trial Over Statements in Film

Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders, who produced a controversial film in which he criticized Islam, will face trial "for inciting hatred and discrimination, based on comments by him in various media on Muslims and their beliefs," a court has ruled. Mr. Wilders had compared Islamic beliefs to those of Nazism. The court reversed the decision of the public prosecutor's office. Read more here.

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