Geert Wilders Case Stalls As Judge Is Caught Tampering With Defense Witness – Entire Judicial Panel Sacked

With thanks to Diana West.  

 While the latest twist in the case is sensational and the outcome at least temporarily beneficial for Freedom of Speech, there is a sinister shadow in the background that bodes ill for both Europe and The United States.  Islam by all appearances has sunken its hooks deeply into The Netherlands’ judicial system.

 Yesterday, the hate-speech case against Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders was stopped, the panel of judges dumped, and he will be re-tried.  Why?  On May 3, 2010, the judge (read that: Inquisitor) who ordered the case to trial reportedly showed up at a social gathering dinner – and began to do some pre-testimony de facto tampering with one of Wilders’ defense witnesses.  The witness, Hans Jansen, was to give expert testimony on May 6, 2010, regarding Koranic scripture and Sharia (Muslim law), which would be necessary to demonstrate the link between acts of violent jihad and codified Muslim doctrine.

 Jansen’s blog post says that during the evening the judge, Tom Schalken, engaged Jansen in conversation about the Wilders case and spoke about why it was so important to bring him to trial.  From Jansen’s blog:

 “…Now and then Tom Schalken tried his best to act friendly and jovially started a conversation. Each time, he steered the conversation towards the Wilders trial. Any unemployed actor had done that act of friendly bonhomie better. He tried to convince me of the rightfulness of his decision to put Geert Wilders on trial. Schalken, the Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Balkenende, Rouvoet and Bos, let me know this was scientifically an ‘imposingly interesting case’ that needed tremendous study and that gave all kinds of perspectives…”

 From The’s coverage of the development came this:

 “…The judge, Tom Schalken, was part of the court which in January 2009 ruled the public prosecution department should take Mr Wilders to court.

During “ill-manned and unprofessional” exchanges, Judge Schalken tried to “convince me of the correctness of his decision to take Wilders to court,” Prof. Jansen claimed…”

 Wilders successfully moved to have his case dismissed and a new panel of judges appointed.  But it’s far from over.

 During a criminal justice system career that spanned from 1980 to 2004, I met a lot of judges.  I testified in more Courtrooms than I can recall, at pre-trial hearings and trials – for prosecution teams and defense teams.  It is difficult for me to imagine any of the judges I encountered engaging in the conduct described by Hans Jansen.  But then, it’s difficult for me to imagine a trial like this one in The United States of America.

 That a man would risk his reputation as a judge to tamper with an expert witness leads me to believe that there is some force at work in the background.  Wilders is on trial for insulting Islam and inciting hatred thereof.  With the Islamization of the entire Continent of Europe well under way, I can think of one place to begin looking for the suspect.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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2 Responses to Geert Wilders Case Stalls As Judge Is Caught Tampering With Defense Witness – Entire Judicial Panel Sacked

  1. Claire says:

    I suspect the Islamization of Hollywood has been well underway for quite sometime now. Just look at the reaction of Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on “The View” to Bill O’Reilly remark that “Muslims killed us on 9/11”. You’d think the women themselves were Islamic from the way they stormed off the show like that.

    • John L. Work says:

      Thanks for reading and taking your time to comment, Claire. I don’t know what to think of women like Whoopi and Joy. If they think that, as Infidels, their tolerance and defense of Islam is going to make them friends with the Muslim world, they’re in for a surprise. Either they entirely misunderstand the nature of Sharia – or what you suspect may be true. I don’t know which it is.



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