Austria launches investigation against Wilders
The Austrian Public Prosecutor has started an investigation against PVV leader Geert Wilders on charges of sedition. Aggrieved Muslims pressed charges against Wilders because of his statements comparing the Koran with Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf and demands that the Islamic holy book be banned during a meeting of the right wing populist FPO in Vienna in March, NU reports.
Interest group Initiative of Musilm Austrians finds that Wilders has made himself guilty of sedition, denigrating religious teachings and breach of the prohibition of reviving Nazi ideology. The theme of his speech in Hofburg, Vienna was "The threat to Europe".
Wilders reacted on Twitter with the tweet. "It can not get a lot crazier."
Veel gekker moet het niet worden... https://t.co/WEAo98z1mb
— Geert Wilders (@geertwilderspvv) July 27, 2015
FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who organized the event, accepted Wilders' speech with agreement and applause, according to witnesses. But the Public Prosecutor had decided not to investigated Strache as there is no evidence that he knew what the contents of Wilders' speech was in advance, according to NU.