Former Czech PM sued over statement on Islam.
The Geert Wilders acquittal for 'hate speech' in the Netherlands should have expanded the range of permissible comment on the controversial subject of Islam.
The acquittal came about largely because the criticisms made by Wilders were found to be well supported thanks to the evidence given in court by expert witnesses testifying in Wilders' defence.
But how will this validation of the truth be generally accepted and used as a precedent in subsequent similar cases? How long before the truth really gets out?
Perhaps we shall soon see now that another European politician is warning of Islamic encroachment and being legally challenged for doing so:-
Prague, July 7 (CTK) - Retired politician Milos Zeman, Czech prime minister in 1998-2002, faces a criminal complaint over the statements on Islam he made in June at an international conference on Europe. "The enemy is the anti-civilisation spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales," Czech news servers quoted Zeman as saying about Islam at the recent conference.