Leader of Europe's largest conservative party to be tried for "hate speech." Read what he said!
Neither of those things is true today.
Today if you're in western Europe and say something the "special" people don't like, you can be tried for "hate speech" and jailed.
Geert Wilders is a Dutch politician and leader of that country's conservative "Freedom Party." In 2014 he asked a crowd of supporters "Do you want more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands?" Dutch Muslims promptly accused him of "hate speech."
A Dutch court has now ordered him to stand trial on criminal charges of violating the Dutch hate-speech laws.
In one of the most assinine statements by a leftist judge in...oh, at least a week...one of the judges who voted to send the case to trial said that although politicians are entitled to freedom of expression they should "avoid public statements that feed intolerance."
How can one claim the people have "freedom of expression" if they're banned from saying things that some judge considers "feeding intolerance"? This is the stuff of communist regimes.
The asshole judge added that prosecuting Mr Wilders will "not affect his political freedoms or that of this Freedom Party."
Riiight, asshole: You ban them from speaking out, and put the party's leader on trial for doing so, but insanely claim prosecuting the guy won't "affect his political freedoms or that of this Freedom Party."
And if you don't believe that's coming to the U.S. you've obviously been asleep for the last couple of years. The Left is positively salivating in its eagerness to ban speech it doesn't like.