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Wilders responsible for rise in anti-Muslim hatred say witnesses
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Muslim witnesses said Monday that a Dutch lawmaker’s anti-Islamic comments had led to attacks and intimidation, and they pleaded with judges to convict him and give him a symbolic fine of one euro.

Prosecutor calls for Wilders acquittal on anti-Muslim hate charges
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Dutch Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders should be acquitted of charges that he incited hatred and defamed Muslims in newspaper editorials and his 2008 film “Fitna,” a prosecutor said.

In Europe, far right banks on Islamophobia
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Wilders’ Freedom Party this summer scored its best parliamentary election result, on the wings of a populist election campaign centered on stopping the “Islamization” of the Netherlands. It’s clear that the “new wind” Wilders foresees will blow first and foremost in the face of the country’s Muslims.