Court views anti-Islam film in Wilders hate speech trial

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 6, 2010 10:29


The hate speech trial of politician Geert Wilders has resumed with judges viewing his anti-Islam film "Fitna," which juxtaposes Quranic verses and images of violence, and offended many Muslims worldwide when it was released in 2008.

Wilders is charged with inciting hatred against Muslims via "Fitna" and in dozens of public remarks comparing Islam to Fascism, calling for a ban on Muslim immigration and for a ban on the Quran.

If convicted, Wilders could face up to a year in jail. His Freedom Party is this week joining with mainstream Dutch conservative parties to form a government.


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