faces charges of discrimination and inciting racial hatred at a rally in 2014, where he led supporters in chanting that they wanted fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands .
The remarks raised an outrage and discussion on social media, with some even comparing Wilders
with what Adolf Hitler said about the Jews in Nazi Germany.
Speaking in Melbourne at his first Australian press conference amid tight security, Wilders
said the Prophet Mohammad was a savage leader of a gang of robbers that raped and murdered and mutilated its opponents, including the Jews in 7th century Medina and violence had carried on to Islam's modern day supporters.
The court found that while Wilders
may have on occasion spoken in a hurtful and coarse way, he should be able to propagate his views as part of public political debate.
, riding an electoral wave in the Netherlands based on his anti-immigration populism, screened the film to about 60 people, including six members of the UK's upper house.
Right-wing Dutch MP Geert Wilders
has arrived in Britain today after winning his appeal against the UK Government's decision to refuse him entry into the country.
said he had appointed an advocate and intended to submit an application to the Supreme Court to overturn last month's judgment by the Amsterdam appeals court.
The case comes as Wilders
and other populist politicians including Donald Trump in the United States and Marine le Pen in France have won support by calling for bans on Muslim immigration.
According to Wilders
, Islam was not a religion but the most dangerous ideology around that threatened to overthrow, in the long run, the liberal society and the values that he cherished.
At Madison's Cornerstone Church in Nashville, Tennessee, Geert Wilders
said: "I have a message for all those people who want to rob us of our freedoms, and my message is, 'Stay in your own country!'"
, a right-wing Dutch MP, has appeared in an Amsterdam court on charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.
The radical Freedom Party of Geert Wilders
, 46, has more than doubled the number of its seats in parliament after a national vote June 9.