Radical imam takes Wilders to court for damaging his good name
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Radical The Hague imam Fawaz Jneid is demanding €55,000 in damages from MP Geert Wilders for using video footage of him without permission in his anti-Islam film compliation Fitna.
The hearing will take place in The Hague next Wednesday. Wilders is also appearing in court in Amsterdam next week on charges of inciting hatred and discrimination.
Wilders had used part of an interview with Jneid recorded for tv current affairs show Network in 2008.
The imam claims his portrait rights have been infringed, that Wilders broke the law and that his good name has been damaged.
When the charges were first laid against Wilders in 2008, the MP said the imam 'screamed louder than a pig' and that he would not pay a penny.