Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dutch cartoonist arrested under hate speech law

We read:
"A Dutch publisher says a well-known political cartoonist has been arrested on suspicion of violating hate speech laws with his work. A spokeswoman for Uitgeverij Xtra said Friday that the cartoonist who works under the pseudonym Gregorius Nekschot was arrested Tuesday and held overnight before being released.

"He was arrested with a great show of force, by around 10 policemen," the spokeswoman said. She asked that her name not be used because the cartoonist and publisher have received death threats.

Nekschot is known primarily for cartoons mocking Muslims and leftists, though the spokeswoman said he is a satirist who targets "any strong ideology". Amsterdam public prosecutors did not return repeated calls seeking comment.


It will be interesting to see how this develops.


Anonymous said...

another case of 'shoot the messenger'

Anonymous said...

he has been released pending investigation not just into the charges (which were brought on by a radical immam) but into him being arrested in the first place.

Responsible ministers have been called to explain to parliament what the heck the police was thinking to arrest someone like that.

Anonymous said...

Another irrelevant country going socialist. It's going to be truly amusing to watch when they realize the realities of socialism.

Anonymous said...

Actually the mayor of the city where this happened is an anti-semitic Jew (how's that for a paradox?) with a massively inflated ego.

We hate the socialists, but there are simply too many people who fall for slick talk and election promises that are designed to be broken.