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PRESS RELEASE: The Netherlands –Dutch court acquits far-right extremist Geert Wilders of hate speech charges

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Greet Wilders

Dutch renowned hate preacher Geert Wilders, has been acquitted of inciting hatred against Muslims.

In response to the decision of the Dutch court today, 23 June 2010, to acquit far-right politician Geert Wilders of inciting hatred against Muslims, Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said:

 ‘This decision of the court legitimises Anti-Muslim hatred as the only acceptable form of hatred remaining in Europe and is a clear message that fascism continues to thrive in Europe, this time using Islam rather than Judaism to justify themselves. Therefore, ‘never again’ remains an empty phrase.’

For more information please contact the Press Office on (+44) 20 8904 4222 or (+44) 7958 522196, email: info@ihrc.org.[ENDS]

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