Dutch politician Geert Wilders is going to be going on trial for ‘hate speech’ this January, on the 20th. His crime? Words, writings, a film. Defaming a religion; offending the wrong people, in the wrong country.
Some people might think that a man going on trial for his words is fitting in a modern, Western nation. Others, who may perhaps harbor more respect for the Western tradition of liberalism and freedom of speech, might find this idea abhorrent and repellent and repugnant.
If you are one who finds this idea – that a man can go on trial for his words – repugnant, then may I suggest that you email, or phone, or fax, or write the Dutch consulate nearest you, and say just that. Tell them that the Dutch government must free Geert Wilders from this political farce, this trial for spoken words and strongly-held opinions.
Here's a list of the Dutch Consulates across Canada, and the world. Below is the Calgary one.
Consulate Calgary, Canada
304 Sth Avenue S.W.
Calgary AB T2P 1C2
h/t Walker Morrow