Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders is to call the murderer of Dutch film director and writer Theo van Gogh as a witness in his hate speech trial.
The PVV leader wants to call Mohammed Bouyeri to show that his criticism of Islam is justified. Mr Wilders says the murder shows that Islam incites violence. Mr Wilders' trial starts on 20 January. He is accused of inciting hate, discrimination and collective insult. Mr Bouyeri has been found guilty of murdering Mr Van Gogh in 2004 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.
PVV leader Geert Wilders (l) and Mohammed Bouyeri (Photo ANP)