[T]his court is explicitly attempting to criminalize the political opinions of a large swath of the Dutch electorate. That doesn't seem a smart move. Whatever it does to Wilders, it risks delegitimizing the state itself. Even by European standards, the Low Countries have too narrow a political discourse, and whenever somebody comes along to broaden the discussion, they either get killed (Pim Fortuyn), banned (Belgium's Vlaams Blok), or prosecuted (Geert Wilders) — all for asking the same question as this piece in Germany's impeccably non-far-right Spiegel:How Much Allah Can The Old Continent Bear?
The way things are going in the Netherlands that headline will be illegal in a year or two. Pathetic.
The Wilders trial: Torquemada would be proud