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Monday, June 30, 2008

 
Another Victory In The War On Speech

In the Netherlands:

Dutch legislator Geert Wilders will not be prosecuted for inciting hatred of Muslims with his film denouncing the Quran, prosecutor said Monday.

Prosecutor said his film "Fitna," or "Ordeal" in Arabic, and statements Wilders wrote in Dutch newspapers were hurtful and insulting but not criminal.

Wilders is still a wanted man elsewhere:

Wilders said he hopes prosecutors will send a copy of their decision to prosecutors in Jordan, where he faces a lawsuit. Wilders has said he is worried he could be arrested if he leaves the Netherlands because Jordan has informed Interpol he is wanted to face charges there.

In a just world, nobody should ever have to worry about being sued by some foreign jurisdiction for actions not committed in that nation. This only reminds us how much of the world is unjust.

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