Netherlands: Anti-Islam video may be broadcast

Editor's Note: The Netherlands will not to take legal action against Geert Wilders’ PVV party for producing an anti-Islam video, to be released before local elections. It decided that the video did not incite hatred, discrimination or violence because it focused on the religion of Islam and not the followers of Islam. Would the government of Canada ban a similar video in this country if Motion M-103 ever leads to a law? Motion M-103 condemns “Islamophobia,” a term which is undefined in Canadian law but has been interpreted to include criticism of Islam.

Public prosecution says video put out by PVV party not illegal because it is aimed at the religion of Islam, not adherents.

Geert Wilders

The public prosecution department in the Netherlands has decided not to take legal action against the anti-Islamic party PVV for a propaganda video about Islam that it intends to broadcast ahead of local elections, the Dutch News website reported. The decision stated that the video does not incite to hatred, discrimination or violence because it is focused on the religion of Islam rather than on followers of Islam. PVV leader Geert Wilders welcomed the decision, noting that voters would be exposed to "the truth about Islam" again during election campaigning. The video in question is composed of a long series of words describing Islam as “discrimination,” “violence,” “terror,” “misogyny,” “homophobia,” “anti-Semitism,” “forced marriage,” “honor killing,” and “totalitarian,” among other epithets. The screen also drips blood as eerie music plays in the background.

This article was originally published by Arutz Sheva Israel National News on May 2, 2018, and can be viewed on their site by clicking here.

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