The Islamists are winning in shutting down opponents, using the laws of their new countries against those who speak out against them.
Geert Wilders is now being prosecuted for speaking his mind.
Months after a fiery victory speech, Dutch police have announced they will be prosecuting democratically-elected house of representatives member Geert Wilders for asking his voters whether they wanted to see fewer Moroccans or not in the Northern European country.
This is not the first time Wilders has been in trouble for making comments considered unspeakable by the Dutch government, having narrowly avoided prosecution in 2011 after calling for a ban on the Koran. Now a full nine months after he made a speech during the March local elections, in which his Freedom party performed well, the authorities have decided to prosecute him again on exactly the same charges.
After Wilderâ€™s comments in March there were protests against his comments by the Moroccan community and its allies, and the Dutch police received over 6,400 complaints. He will be charged with â€śinsulting a specific group based on race and inciting discrimination and hatredâ€ť.
Standing on a stage in the Dutch capital, Wilders called to his supporters: â€śDo you want more or fewer Moroccans in this city and in the Netherlands?â€ť. As they responded: â€śFewer! Fewer! Fewer!â€ť he replied â€śWeâ€™ll take care of thatâ€ť, reports theIndependent. Despite clearly ruffling some feathers, Wilders is unrepentant saying he was only representing â€śwhat millions of people thinkâ€ť.
Of what he perceives as a waste of police and court time being used to persecute him, Wilders says: â€śIt is a travesty that I have to defend myself in court for this. The Public Prosecutor would do better to devote his time to prosecuting jihadis instead of meâ€ť. Â Â Read more »