Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has been acquitted of charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.
Mr Wilders had described Islam as “fascist”, comparing the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
He insisted his statements were directed at Islam and not at Muslim believers – something which is legal under Dutch law.
Judge Marcel van Oosten told him his statements were “acceptable within the context of public debate”.
Both the defence and prosecution had called for an acquittal.