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Pat Condell: Shame on the Netherlands

PanARMENIAN.Net - Famous British actor and video-blogger Pat Condell has spoken out in support of Dutch MP Geert Wilders, the author of anti-Islam "Fitna" film.



He denounced the court decision to prosecute Wilders as an unacceptable limitation of the freedom of speech that shames not only the Netherlands, but Europe as a whole.



Condell accused the Dutch government of appeasing of Islam, which he believes is leading to Europe's cultural suicide.



"Shame on the Netherlands," Condell said in his video address.



Last week a Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.



"In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line," the court in Amsterdam said.



The three judges said that they had weighed Mr Wilders's "one-sided generalizations" against his right to free speech, and ruled that he had gone beyond the normal leeway granted to politicians.
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