The Al Jazeera web site has a feature article on “the legal boundaries of Dutch insults,” on the verdict that is due tomorrow in Amsterdam in the hate speech trial of the right-wing populist politician Geert Wilders. Wilders’ discourse on Islam and Muslims is odious and asinine but I sure hope he’s acquitted. If free speech can be undermined in the Netherlands, it can be undermined just about anywhere.
BTW, free speech should be defended for the charming folks below as well (so long as they don’t specifically call for people to be killed).
UPDATE: He was acquitted. Good.