After the Dutch court ruling, is Anti-Semitism debatable in the Netherland then?

From Reuters Today: Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday.

The court decided Wilders’ rhetoric was within the realm of the political debate!

So what exactly WAS that political debate? Here are some of Mr. Wilders’ talking points.

On Mohamed

“Narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter…” as well as “a psychopath prone to hallucinations.”

On Islam

Islam is not a religion, it’s an ideology, the ideology of a retarded culture. I have a problem with Islamic tradition, culture, ideology. Not with Muslim people.

On Koran

“The Koran is a fascist book which incites violence. That is why this book, just like [Adolf Hitler’s] Mein Kampf, must be banned.

The book incites hatred and killing and therefore has no place in our [Dutch] legal order.”

On Islamic Veil


“It is not acceptable for people to completely cover themselves on the street. It threatens public order and security. Plus it is a terrifying sight.

Get rid of that woman-humiliating Islamic symbol (…)”

Well, political debate indeed!

Is that how low the bar  the great political culture in the great Dutch country sets for a  debate? Is there anything called deliberately  “inciting hatred”  anymore? Is “anti-Semitism” a debatable issue then? 

ekwaysan

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