The great fighter for freedom of speech Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, is facing a trial in January in which he has been charged for using hate speech against Islam. In his controversial film FITNA, Wilders exposes the truth about the violence and jihad throughout the Koran using the words and actions of Muslims to make his case.
With a January 20th trial in front of him, Wilders has come up with an interesting witness. Read about it at Atlas Shrugs:
Wilders to call Jihadi Who Murdered Theo Van Gogh as a Witness in the Trial for the Survival of Western Civilization
"Geert Wilders and free speech and truth will be put on trial on January 20th for FITNA, because truth is the new hate Speech. Wilders intends to call the Muslim who murdered Theo Van Gogh in cold blood in the name of Islam as a witness.
The whole of the koran is hate speech. Are you going to put every devout Muslim on trial?
Check out Wilders' brilliant 'defense'. He is singular and steadfast.
Wilders to call Van Gogh killer as witness
'Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders is to call the murderer of Dutch film director and writer Theo van Gogh as a witness in his hate speech trial.
The Netherlands - Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders is to call the murderer of Dutch film director and writer Theo van Gogh as a witness in his hate speech trial.
The PVV leader wants to call Mohammed Bouyeri to show that his criticism of Islam is justified.
Wilders says the murder shows that Islam incites violence.
Wilders' trial starts on 20 January.
He is accused of inciting hate, discrimination and collective insult.
Bouyeri has been found guilty of murdering Van Gogh in 2004 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Mohammed Bouyeri, the convicted Muslim murderer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, told prosecutors today that comparing him to Osama bin Laden was 'too much honour' for him. (here)
'Dutch court has sentenced the 27-year-old radical Islamist to life in prison for the November murder of controversial film-maker Theo van Gogh.
Mohammed Bouyeri, who has joint Dutch-Moroccan nationality, had made a courtroom confession and had vowed to do the same again if given the chance.
The murder in Amsterdam stunned the Netherlands. The court ruled that it was a terrorist act.
Bouyeri had told the court he had acted out of religious conviction.
Clutching a copy of the Koran, he said that "the law compels me to chop off the head of anyone who insults Allah and the prophet".
“I don’t feel your pain. I don’t have any sympathy for you. I can’t feel for you because I think you’re a non-believer.”
“I did what I did purely out of my beliefs. I want you to know that I acted out of conviction and not that I took his life because he was Dutch or because I was Moroccan and felt insulted.”
“If I ever get free, I would do it again.”
“I shot to kill and be killed. You cannot understand.”'
Mohammed Bouyeri shot Van Gogh eight times. Van Gogh produced the film Submission with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who fled an arranged marriage. The film told the story of a Muslim woman forced into an arranged marriage who is abused by her husband and raped by her uncle. It triggered an outcry from Dutch Muslims.
In one scene the film showed an actress in see-through garments with Koranic script written on her body, which also bore whip marks.
Tom (48), eyewitness to the murder of Theo van Gogh on November 2, 2004; 'I heard Theo van Gogh beg for mercy. 'Don't do it! Don't do it!' he cried. I saw him fall onto the bicycle path. His killer was also calm. That really shocked me. How you can murder a person in such cold blood, right there in the street? (here)"