Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has said his conviction of discrimination and inciting hatred is "insanity"

Geert Wilders remains defiant (AP)
Geert Wilders remains defiant (AP)

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders said his conviction on Friday of discrimination and inciting hatred was "insanity" and said the three judges who handed down the ruling were "haters" of his far-right Freedom Party (PVV).

"Three PVV-hating judges declare Moroccans a race and convict me and half of the Netherlands. Insane," he wrote in a tweet shortly after the verdict.

Today he was convicted of discrimination and inciting hatred against Moroccans, but it imposed no penalty on him.

The charges stem from a 2014 incident in which Wilders led supporters to chant that they wanted "Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!" Moroccans in the Netherlands.

Reuters

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