Hate speech trial of far-right politician Wilders will go ahead

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Hate speech trial of far-right politician Wilders will go ahead
In 2011, Wilders was acquitted of inciting racial hatred charges for calling for the Koran to be banned and for the deportation of “criminal” Moroccans. Judges said that his remarks, while offensive to some, were within the bounds of legitimate political discourse.

A Dutch court ruled on Friday that prosecutors can pursue anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders over comments in which he led a roomful of supporters in chanting that they wanted “fewer” Moroccans in the Netherlands. “We’ll take care of it,” he told them. Accused of discrimination and inciting racism for the remarks, televised live in 2014, he…