Friday, December 4, 2009

Team Wilders Versus Pomo Law

The paper version of Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported this morning that Geert Wilders' star lawyer Abraham Moszkowicz has lodged a complaint with the Amsterdam Court of Appeal against their indictment of Wilders for "insulting a group".

Come to think of it: this charge may not even be constitutional. I don't know about your country, but it's the first time I hear that "groups" are a legal entity. Article #1 of the Constitution reads:

"All on the territory of the Netherlands will be treated equally in equal cases. Discrimination on the grounds of religion, philosophy or political affiliation, race, gender, or any other ground, is prohibited".
This article constitutes the principle of equality. The indictment against Wilders on the other hand rests on the postmodern collectivism of "groups", i.e. the ground for direct action i.e. positive discrimination, i.e. unequal groups being compensated in proportion to their inequality. This flies in the face of Art. 1.

Moszkowicz' complaint is rooted in a prior arrest in which someone claiming that "Islam is evil" was acquited because Islam is not a person. At least one Judge had the sense - like Catholics have been doing throughout history - to separate the persona from the idea.

Keeping an eye on De Telegraaf website for details.



James Higham said...

We need another sign here - deport those who call for Geert to be killed.

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