As expected, the court in The Hague has ruled that Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali will not have to restrain herself when speaking about Islam. The judge also denied a request to prohibit Submission 2. Read more on what the case was about here.
I may have a bit more later today. The ruling hasn't been released yet so it's rather hard to give any sort of in-depth commentary.
I'm also working on a fisking of Geert Wilders' "declaration of independence". To summarize: a politician should strive to make matters as simple as possible - but not simpler. It seems to me that Mr. Wilders is guilty of the latter. And never mind the inherent arrogance of naming a few sheets with populist statements after one of the greatest documents about liberty in existence.
Which doesn't mean I think there isn't a political future for Mr. Wilders, nor that I think he couldn't be of benefit to the Dutch political landscape. On the contrary. Populism might be just the right antidote for the pseudo-intellectualism that passes for political debate in The Hague these days.
Or, as Team America would say: You have dicks, pussies and assholes...