The lawyer representing anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders in his discrimination court case said on Friday that the MP's comments about 'fewer Moroccans' should be judged by the public on election day.

Geert-Jan Knoops was speaking during a third day of procedural motions ahead of the main trial at the end of October. In Friday's hearing at the high security court at Schiphol airport, Knoops said the case against Wilders should be dropped.

'Statements made by politicians should be dealt with by public opinion or via the ballot box,' Knoops said. Now judges are being asked to rule on something which is part of the PVV's election manifesto, he said.

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