Public Prosecutor: Wilders did not violate Dutch discrimination law

Geert Wilders will not be prosecuted on charges of inciting hatred of Muslims for his anti-Quran film _Fitna’ and for comments written for a Dutch newspaper. Dutch prosecutors said that they would not take action, because Wilders is protected by the right to free speech. The prosecutors received dozens of complaints for an investigation following his film and comments. Prosecutors released a statement saying: That comments are hurtful and offensive for a large number of Muslims does not mean that they are punishable […] Freedom of expression fulfills an essential role in public debate in a democratic society […] “Than means that offensive comments can be made in a political debate.