Anti-Islam politician Wilders to face prosecution for anti-Moroccan comments

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Posted: Dec 18, 2014 3:56 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors said on Thursday they will prosecute anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders for remarks made about Moroccans during election campaigning.

A prosecution statement said Wilders, whose party is leading opinion polls in the Netherlands, will face charges of "insulting a specific group based on race and inciting discrimination and hatred."

(Reporting By Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Janet Lawrence)