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A Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders made a controversial film last year equating Islam with violence and has likened the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. “In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line,” the court in Amsterdam said.

Obviously this trial will give the nasty fellow a great audience. If he looses he becomes a martyr for those who are frightened, if he wins his theories will be vindicated by a Court of Law.

A no win situation for the rest of us.

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