Wilders trial: PVV leader repeats attack on Islam in closing speech

Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday defended his anti-Islamic rhetoric during the final day of hearings in his trial for inciting hatred and discrimination. “The Netherlands is threatened by Islam. Islam is an ideology of hate and destruction. Islam threatens Western values and norms,” Wilders told the judges, the daily De Volkskrant reported.

DPA, 1 June 2011

The full text of Wilders’ speech can be read here.