Geert Galileo, cont.

Fjordman writing at The Brussels Journal compares the trial of Geert Wilders to the trial of Galileo, and finds that modern secular Europe’s treatment of Wilders is, in key respects, significantly more oppressive to the defendant and more threatening to civilization than the Catholic Church’s treatment of Galileo.

Meanwhile, outside of this website and that of the Dutch blogger Snouck Hurgronje, none of the pro-Wilders websites that I linked here, including Wilders’s own website, which is supposed to be the main source of information on the Wilders trial, have mentioned the fact that the trial, which began with fanfare on February 3, was on that same day immediately adjourned for as much as nine months. I am at a complete loss to understand why the pro-Wilders sites, after building up the trial to such a dramatic pitch, do not feel that this crucial information should be shared with Wilders’s supporters and the reading public generally. The trial has been stopped for an indefinite period of time, and (except for Snouck and me) none of the people writing about the trial have published this important fact.

It’s unreal. If find it unsettling.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 06, 2010 01:05 PM | Send

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