Poll: Minority of Dutch Population Support Wilders Trial
Amsterdam - Exactly half of the Dutch are opposed to Wednesday's decision of the appeal court in Amsterdam to prosecute MP Geert Wilders. A minority considers it right that he should be charged with incitement to hatred, discrimination and insulting Muslims as a group, pollster Maurice de Hond reported Friday.Of all those polled, 66 percent consider that in general, MPs can exceed the boundaries of free speech when they are outside parliament - they have parliamentary immunity inside - and that prosecution should be possible in such cases. A third (33 percent) did not think MPs should ever be prosecuted for anything they say, and 1 percent had no opinion.