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Dutch MP cleared of “hate speech” charges for comments on Islam says is “victory for freedom of expression”Country/Region: United Kingdom, Europe, Netherlands
Geert Wilders, a Dutch politician, has been acquitted of charges of hate speech and discrimination for statements he made about Islam.
The MP faced five counts for remarks he made about Islam on websites, internet forums and in Dutch newspapers between October 2006 and March 2008, and in his controversial movie Fitna (“Discord” in Arabic). However, the judge at the trial in Amsterdam ruled that that his statements were “acceptable within the context of public debate”.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #27
Camberley “mega-mosque” appeal rejected in UK;
Sentenced Australian Muslim woman avoids jail;
Defendant in French burqa ban trial sent home;
Operation Nehemiah launches ACTS Christianity pack for UK schools;
Camberley “mega-mosque” appeal rejected in UK
A Muslim group holding extremist views have had their plan to build a huge £3 million mosque in Camberley, England, finally dismissed by local authorities.
Sentenced Australian Muslim woman avoids jail
A Muslim woman in Australia, accused of lying about police trying to tear her burqa off, has avoided jail because her identity could not be proved
Defendant in French burqa ban trial sent home – for wearing burqa
One of the first two women to be summoned before a court in Europe for allegedly wearing face coverings was denied entry because she refused to remove her burqa.
Operation Nehemiah launches ACTS Christianity pack for UK schools
Operation Nehemiah has launched a new initiative to motivate and enable the Church and Christians to support British schools in the teaching of Christianity as part of Religious Education.
Operation Nehemiah: News and Prayer Update #26
Afghan Christian convert attacked in UK;
Muslim couple in UK challenge French veil ban in court;
Europe’s tallest building will be a “symbol of Islamic finance”;
Australian Christians respond to Muslim billboard campaign;