Belgium: Jehovah's Witnesses will be tried for hate crimes on February 16.

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  • yalbmert99

    Belgium: Jehovah's Witnesses will be tried for hate crimes on February 16.

  • mickbobcat

    Do you have it not in Dutch?

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Magically translated courtesy pf Google Translate

    GHENT - The Jehovah's Witnesses stood before the Ghent criminal court on Tuesday for inciting hatred towards some ex-members. The various parties are now given time to prepare their pleas. The case will be heard on February 16, 2021.

    For a period of five years, the court investigated complaints from ex-members of the Jehovah's Witnesses. They testified about how they were rejected by order of the organization and became completely socially isolated.

    The Ghent prosecutor's office already sued the Jehovah's Witnesses in June, but the case was then postponed. On Tuesday, the case against the Jehovah's witnesses was reopened. The deadline for conclusion has been set and pleadings will take place on February 16, 2021. A dozen people already presented themselves as disadvantaged parties. According to the defense of the ex-members, this number will only increase.

    The non-profit association is charged with four cases. First and foremost, inciting discrimination based on religious beliefs against a person and against a group. In addition, also inciting hatred or violence towards a person and towards a group.

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  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

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  • Vanderhoven7

    Personally, I think this case is doomed to fail.

    Members will claim that they shun of their own free will. The Organization will say JWs are complying with scripture, not with their directions. Besides, who has the right to tell members they cannot ignore someone or insist that they at least say a greeting to people they do not wish to greet. Ex-members can not force friends and family to love them in the ways that they wish.

    Case closed (IMHO)

  • waton

    VdH, Can extremist escape prosecution because their ancient texts demand action against infidels?

    If wt gives freedom to chose shunning or not, why are violators punished?

    Of course I discourage my family to greet the pedophiles, and " adulterous eyes" in the congregation, but I can avoid being punished for that, almost.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut
    Members will claim that they shun of their own free will.

    Decades worth of JW literature detailing how former JW's are viewed, will show the courts otherwise.

  • Mr.Finkelstein

    Reflectively the JWS religion is a hateful prejudice religion, anybody or thing institution religious or otherwise outside of their own organization is deemed evil part of the evil system of things.

  • mickbobcat

    JWs do nothing of their own free will. They are told when to crap and where.

  • LV101

    The world knows the JWs are a strange, weird, cult, and the evil chatter/has been ongoing for yrs long before the internet.

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