Carel Brendel, known in the Netherlands for his contributions to Het Vrije Volk (NL) and his book (and accompanying site; NL) ‘Het verraad van Links’ (‘The treason of the left’), penned a good overview on Pajamas Media about who is responsible for the accusations brought against Geert Wilders in this moder-day variant of a heresy trail.
So we have an extreme left political group with violent and anti-Semitic antecedents as a political frontrunner in a trial, threatening to suppress freedom of speech. Violence and anti-Semitism are just two indicators of the “rightist” extremism that the researchers could not detect in Wilders.
Media in the Netherlands focuses on Wilders yet seldom writes about the far left origins of his most active political opponent in this trial. The bashers of the murdered Pim Fortuyn are exactly the same people as the political persecutors of Geert Wilders.
Brendel names the names and takes the numbers of the key players in the travesty that is the Wilders trial. Heartily recommended to anyone not familiar with the Dutch socio-political landscape.