Geert Wilders hadde ingen god dag i retten: vitnelisten på 18 ble redusert til tre, og ønsket om at saken skulle gå for høyesterett ble avvist.
De tre ekspertvitnene som ble godkjent av retten:
Dr. Wafa Sultan
Wafa Sultan became famous when she criticized Muslims in an interview on the Iranian channel Al Jazeera because they treat non-Muslims differently from Muslims. Her latest book is called «A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Radical Islam». The court has approved the request by Wilders to call Wafa Sultan as witness.
Dr. Simon Admiraal
Simon Admiraal received his doctorate as an Arabist from Hans Jansen. He does research on radicalization in Arabic sermons. In the newspaper De Volkskrant he wrote the opinion articles «No integration, thanks to the headscarf brigade» and «Sharia contains every must, may, and may not of Allah». The court has approved the request by Wilders to call Simon Admiraal as witness.
Dr. Hans Jansen
Hans Jansen is known for his critical remarks about Islam. He compiled the book «End struggle: The final clash between the liberal West and traditional Islam» together with contributors such as Paul Cliteur, Mat Herben and Robert Spencer. The court has approved the request by Wilders to call Hans Jansen as witness.
for hele listen se: The Would-Be Witnesses