Just as the Left rules corruptly in Chicago and DC, so do they in the Netherlands, where the courageous freedom-fighter Geert Wilders has been on trial for daring to tell the truth about Islam, using text from the Koran and words right from the mouths of Muslims. Truth is the new hate speech, and liberals worldwide do not like it, not one little bit.
Wilders's trial has ended in a mistrial because one of the judges was caught attempting to influence a witness--against Wilders, of course. This is great news for Europe's 21st century Churchill.
Read all the details from Joshua Pundit:
Geert Wilders' Case Ends In Mistrial! Judge Tampered With Witness!!
"I guess Geert was right when he said he couldn't get a fair trial from these judges, wasn't he?
The Dutch courts have declared a mistrial in the Geert Wilders case after it came out than one of the judges, Tom Schalken repeatedly tried to influence a witness at the trial, Arabist Hans Jansen at a private dinner party.
Schalken as well as the other judges in this case are all affiliated with the PvdA [Socialists Party] and the GroenLinks [Greens], which should clue you in that the prosecution of this brave man was a politically motivated from the start.
Wilders got the court to declare a mistrial after he accused judges at the Amsterdam District Court of bias and called for their dismissal after they refused to recall Jansen after he wrote on his blog about the judge trying to influence his testimony.
'He kept steering the conversation back to the Wilders case,' Jansen wrote. 'He tried to convince me that his decision to drag Wilders in front of the Amsterdam District Court was correct.'
A hastily convened substitute panel of judges ruled today that Wilders' objections were valid, which means the entire trial has to start again from the beginning, with new judges.
'A judge that's part of my process in the sense that he decided I should be prosecuted ... without blinking an eye goes to dinner and tries to convince a witness that he's right,' Wilders told the panel. 'I wonder which circus I've landed in here.'
No date has been set for a retrial,which isn't surprising since the Dutch public prosecutors had already determined that Wilders was not guilty of the charges and suggested to the judges the case be dropped. There's a good chance the entire matter may simply be dismissed.
Wilders welcomed the decision.
'This gives me a new chance on a new fair trial,' he said in a statement. 'I am confident that I can only be acquitted because I have broken no law but spoke the truth and nothing but the truth and exercised my freedom of speech in an important public debate about the dangerous totalitarian ideology called Islam.'
In fact, Wilders had already won even before this, in the court of public opinion. In the last election, his 'Freedom Party' ran on a platform of curbing Muslim immigration, cutting welfare benefits to immigrants and placing restrictions on radical Islam. It became the third largest in the Netherlands and a coalition partner to the new center right Dutch government, which has pledged to carry out much of the Freedom Party's agenda.
As I said earlier, this is a turning point for Europe. Congratulations, Mr. Wilders. You've won an important victory."