Dutch anti-Muslim politician Geert Wilders to be tried for 'fewer Moroccans' vow

Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders speaks in the Parliament Building in The Hague, The Netherlands on Oct 9, 2014. Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the
Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders speaks in the Parliament Building in The Hague, The Netherlands on Oct 9, 2014. Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

THE HAGUE (AFP) - Dutch far-right populist lawmaker Geert Wilders is be tried for inciting racial hatred after pledging in March to ensure there were "fewer Moroccans" in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Thursday.

"The public prosecutor in The Hague is to prosecute Geert Wilders on charges of insulting a group of people based on race and incitement to discrimination and hatred," prosecutors said in a statement.