Anti-Islam Dutch MP Wilders guilty of discrimination

AFP , Friday 9 Dec 2016

Geert Wilders
File photo: Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders pauses, as he speaks to journalists outside the Dutch National Bank in Amsterdam (Photo: AP)

Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders was Friday found guilty of discrimination by a Dutch court, but acquitted on a charge of hate speech for his 2014 comments about Moroccans.

In their verdict, the judges said "the inflammatory character of the way in which the statements were made have incited others to discriminate people of Moroccan origin." But they added there was "insufficient evidence" his words amounted to incitement to hatred.

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