Prosecutors Seek Acquittal of Anti-Islam Politician

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Prosecutors in the hate speech trial of Dutch politician Geert Wilders have asked the court to acquit him of all charges.

The move by prosecutors signals they believe their case against Wilders is weak.

Muslims complained to Dutch authorities that Wilders crossed the line in his short film against Islam called "Fitna." In it, Wilders compared Islam to Naziism and the Koran to Hitler's manifesto, Mein Kampf.

However, prosecutors told the court, Friday, that most of Wilders' remarks appeared to target Islam as an ideology rather than single out Muslims.

"I don't insult, I don't incite hate, I don't discriminate," he said outside the courtroom afterward. "The only thing I do, and will keep on doing, is speaking the truth."

The panel of judges could still disagree with prosecutors and convict Wilders. The defense begins it's case next week and a verdict is scheduled for November.

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