Dutch Cartoonist arrested

#1
Gregorius Nekschot (a pen name - he wants to live) is facing charges of making "offensive drawings of Muslims and other minorities". He's also done some fairly strong stuff on the ruling CDA party and the EU constitution. This is very sinister - can we look forward to a United States of Europe where you can be imprisoned for "thoughtcrime"?

Mr. Nekschot, whose cartoons had appeared mainly on his own Web site, spent the night in a jail cell. Police grabbed his computer, a hard drive and sketch pads. He's been summoned for further questioning later this month by prosecutors. He hasn't been charged with a crime, but the prosecutor's office says he's been under investigation for three years on suspicion that he violated a Dutch law that forbids discrimination on the basis of race, religion or sexual orientation.
The cartoonist blames his woes on what he calls Holland's "political correctness industry," a network of often state-funded organizations set up to protect Muslims and other minority groups. One of these, an Internet monitoring group known as MDI, says it received dozens of complaints about the cartoonist's mockery of Islam and first reported him to the prosecutor's office in 2005.
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB121581460304047109.html

Nekschot's website (in Dutch)
 
#2
probably the dutch being petrified of inviting hot heads to there country, they just want to carry on getting high and loving each other!
 
#3
big_mad_ejit said:
Gregorius Nekschot (a pen name - he wants to live) is facing charges of making "offensive drawings of Muslims and other minorities". He's also done some fairly strong stuff on the ruling CDA party and the EU constitution. This is very sinister - can we look forward to a United States of Europe where you can be imprisoned for "thoughtcrime"?

Mr. Nekschot, whose cartoons had appeared mainly on his own Web site, spent the night in a jail cell. Police grabbed his computer, a hard drive and sketch pads. He's been summoned for further questioning later this month by prosecutors. He hasn't been charged with a crime, but the prosecutor's office says he's been under investigation for three years on suspicion that he violated a Dutch law that forbids discrimination on the basis of race, religion or sexual orientation.
The cartoonist blames his woes on what he calls Holland's "political correctness industry," a network of often state-funded organizations set up to protect Muslims and other minority groups. One of these, an Internet monitoring group known as MDI, says it received dozens of complaints about the cartoonist's mockery of Islam and first reported him to the prosecutor's office in 2005.
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB121581460304047109.html

Nekschot's website (in Dutch)
Quite right, too!

One cannot allow people to "insult" Islam. Waving placards calling for suicide bombings and beheadings is fine, but we must draw the line somewhere! :roll:
 
#4
big_mac4824 said:
probably the dutch being petrified of inviting hot heads to there country, they just want to carry on getting high and loving each other!
"No Porn today?...that's OK, man, it's cool..." :twisted:
 
#5
I find the f*cking Koran offensive.... no chance of that being banned I suppose?

Mind you it does have it's uses: Soft, strong and thoroughly absorbant!
 
#6
found this on the blokes website and had a little chuckle - i cant read dutch but im sure this has something todo with the teddy bear mohammed.

 

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