Wilders must face race hate trial

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The Independent Online

A Dutch court has ruled that it will go ahead with the trial of the politician Geert Wilders on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims, rejecting a requestto dismiss the case.

Mr Wilders was charged with insulting Muslims by comparing Islam to Nazism. The case has attracted considerable attention, not just because of Mr Wilders' controversial comments, but also because of the increasing influence of his Freedom Party, which provides support for the minority government on key issues.