A court has ordered the race hate trial of Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders to go ahead.

The trial opened in October last year, but was abruptly halted three weeks later when the judges trying him were ordered to step down by a panel of their peers who upheld the politician's claims of bias.

But the Amsterdam court on Wednesday dismissed the MP's objections that the court and prosecutors were not competent to try him because the alleged offenses were not committed in Amsterdam.

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