Insulting Islam is now a hate crime in the Netherlands

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    The latest twist in the clash between Western values and the Muslim world took place yesterday in the Netherlands, where a court ordered the prosecution of lawmaker and provocateur Geert Wilders for inciting violence. The Dutch MP and leader of the Freedom Party, which opposes Muslim immigration into Holland, will stand trial soon for his harsh criticism of Islam.

    Mr. Wilders, who made world news last year with the release of a short anti-Islam film called "Fitna," certainly intends to provoke. In his 15-minute video, he juxtaposes verses from the Koran that call for jihad with clips of Islamic hate preachers and terror attacks. He has compared the Koran to Hitler's "Mein Kampf" and urged Muslims to tear out "hate-filled" verses from their scripture.

    This is a frontal assault on Islam -- but, as Mr. Wilders points out, he's targeting the religion, not its followers. "Fitna," in fact, sparked a refreshing debate between moderate Muslims and non-Muslims in the Netherlands, and beyond.

    The court yesterday arguing that the lawmaker should be prosecuted for "inciting hatred and discrimination" and also "for insulting Muslim worshippers because of comparisons between Islam and Nazism."

    The concept of punishing people for "insulting" religious feelings sounds dangerously close to what Islamic countries have long been pushing for: that Western nations adopt blasphemy laws and stop the "defamation" of Islam.

    The Amsterdam court yesterday obliged. This is no small victory for Islamic regimes that seek to export their censorship laws to wherever Muslims happen to reside. But the successful integration of Muslims in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe will require that immigrants adapt to Western norms, not vice versa. Limiting the Dutch debate of Islam to standards acceptable in, say, Saudi Arabia, will only shore up support for Mr. Wilders's argument that Muslim immigration is eroding traditional Dutch liberties.

    Islamists have long tried to silence Mr. Wilders, who has been living for years under 24-hour police protection. Dutch judges may finally succeed where jihadist death threats so far have failed.

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    How sweet. Muslims are now officially pussies that can't stand to be criticized.

    Before it happens here, let me state my views.

    Islam sucks!
     
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    "blasphemy laws"

    I'm with Ravi on this one, Islam sucks. Glad I do not go to the Netherlands enough to stress about it.....
     
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    This is Great news!!! :eusa_angel:

    The Islamization of Europe increases everyday.

    Someday all of Europe will be under Sharia Law.

    And the added bonus will be that European support for IsraHell will be a thing of the past :clap2:
     
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    Last I recall Sarai gave Hagar the boot. In that your looking straight at the wilderness hoping and praying for a spring out there somewhere for you won't die of thirst sunni.



    Sarai = "princess"

    Hagar = "flight"
     
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    Forget your meds today???? :eek:
     
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    No but you did just remind me I should take my vitamins.
     
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    So when will it be a hate crime to insult Christians? Or any other religion? Piss Christ comes to mind.
     
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    Aren't Christians just to turn the other cheek?
     
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    So you cowards need protection but it is fine to insult any other religion? Figures YOU would make that claim.
     

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