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Wilders's Trial: "Unnecessarily Offensive"
by Robbie Travers
As his trial continues in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, if found culpable, faces a fine for his comments, purportedly "racist", on Moroccans.
The prosecution alleges that his comments unfairly "targeted a specific race, which is considered a crime."
Never mind that Moroccans are not a race or even a religion; they are citizens of a country -- apparently, making comments on trends that are prominent within minorities, or advice on how to keep a country secure, is now criminal. Statements might sometimes be unpleasant to hear, but to express these views should not be "criminal."
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