Pamela is following closely. Al-Jazeera is reporting here, the Jerusalem Post here (linked, because they were the first big international MSM sources). RNW encapsulates the entire year-and-a-half circus here.
(minor update: The BBC have finally recovered from the initial shock: Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has been acquitted of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims).
Wilders is a free man again. And because of this we all are (still) allowed to say what we think. This is a good day!
[UPDATE001] Thoughtfully as ever, His Grace shines his light on the verdict: "Rejoice! This is a marvellous day for democracy and for liberty".
[UPDATE002] Ferdy noticed that while Geert Wilders was fully vindicated, the court nevertheless thought to interject its opinion in its verdict:
Today the Amsterdam court ruled that Wilders is NOT guilty on all accounts. But although the court was very clear that Mr. Wilders did not break the law, the court found it necessary to declare in their sentencing of Mr. Wilders that his statements were: “rude”, “offensive” and “derogatory”. The Amsterdam court also declared they found Wilders movie “shocking” although not illegal. Also the court declared that some of his statements were “on the edge of what is permissible”.Also from Ferdy: The complete ruling can be found here (NL).
[UPDATE003] From the mailbox. The PVV released the following statement:
This morning the Court of Amsterdam has acquitted Geert Wilders of all charges.
“I am delighted with this ruling,” says Geert Wilders. “It is a victory, not only for me but for all the Dutch people. Today is a victory for freedom of speech. The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak.”