Geert Wilders acquitted

"Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of inciting hatred of Muslims in a court ruling on Thursday..."

"'I am extremely pleased and happy,' Wilders told reporters after the ruling. 'This is not so much a win for myself, but a victory for freedom of speech. Fortunately you can criticize Islam and not be gagged in public debate.'" Reuters
(Linked from DrudgeReport, so I suppose everyone knows this by now :) but worth a mention here, I thought.)

"Farid Azarkan of the SMN association of Moroccans in the Netherlands said he feared the acquittal could further split Dutch society and encourage others to repeat Wilders' comments." [facepalm!]