Appeal court judges will today begin hearing evidence in the Geert Wilders 'fewer Moroccans' case, as the PVV leader appeals against his earlier conviction.
Wilders told RTL Nieuws ahead of the hearing that whatever the outcome of the case 'it does not interest me in the slightest'. 'They will never shut me up,' he said, before going on to describe the trial as 'judicial jihad'.
The case dates back to 2014 when Wilders asked a roomful of supporters if they wanted to have 'more or fewer' Moroccans in the country. When the crowd shouted back: 'Fewer, fewer,' Wilders responded: 'We'll take care of that.'
Also on Thursday Wilders announced plans to organise a new 'Mohammed' cartoon competition, with €5,000 in prize money, later this year.