The hate speech trial against PVV leader Geert Wilders will only start on October 31st, the court in The Hague confirmed
The Public Prosecutor is turning to the Supreme Court to appeal against the Amsterdam Court of Appeals' ruling to clear bookseller Michiel van Eyck of hate crime charges for selling Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kamph in his historical objects store
The Court of Appeals in Amsterdam cleared Amsterdam gallery owner Michiel van Eyck of hate crime charges for selling Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kampf. The case ended up with the court of appeals after the judiciary appealed against a November 2014 verdict in which Van Eyck received no punishment
The Public Prosecutor will not be prosecuting Gelderland PVV leader and Senator Marjolein Faber for inciting hatred and discrimination. Nijmegen resident Toine van Bergen filed these charges against her for statements made on social media, but according to the Prosecutor Faber did not commit a criminal offense
PVV leader Geert Wilders will be allowed to call a number of witnesses in the hate speech trial against him. The court in The Hague gave him permission to do so this week
Ahmet Akgunduz, the rector at the Islamic University of Rotterdam, has once again caused an uproar with hateful remarks about political opponents. This time he said that he is praying for those responsible for the recent bombing in the Turkish capital and called the Kurds "dogs".
The United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination has released its report on discrimination in the Netherlands following the meeting with the Dutch delegation in Venice last week. The committee highlighted a number of concerns made recommendations regarding, among other things, Zwarte Piet, ethnic profiling by the police, racist statements made by politicians, antisemitic chants during football games, the asylum policy and ethnic bullying in schools.
The VVD has called for an exclusion of “controversial” imams who they say are scheduled to speak at a gala in Rijswijk in March. The party accuses the religious figures of using hate speech to rile up their listeners.
For the third time in since late December a PVV party official resigned from the party. Jan Kerkhoff, a provincial parliamentarian in North-Brabant, dropped out of the regional section of PVV because of his dissatisfaction with the party line and his dissatisfaction with party leader Anti-Islamist Geert Wilders.
The Netherlands is not at “war” with Islamist extremists, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday. He disagrees with PVV leader Geert Wilders assertion that the entire Muslim world has declared war on the west, he said during television show Buitenhof.
MP for the PvdA in Amsterdam, Ahmed Marcouch, has filed a report against Mouna Jabrane. Marcouch says that the social worker and council member of The Greens party in the city said hateful things about gay people.
PVV-leader Geert Wilders' now notorious anti-Moroccan speech, recorded on election evening in The Hague on the 19th of March, in which Wilders incites his crowd of followers to chant "fewer, fewer, fewer" when asked if they want more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, has caused Twitter to explode with a deluge of negative tweets about the population group.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan has said it should be a piece of cake to prosecute PVV leader Geert Wilders.