Another Dutch Cartoonist In Trouble

As Neal Boortz calls it, Eurabia (h/t Stop The ACLU)

“The Dutch authorities have arrested the cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot (a pseudonym. Nekschot means deathblow, litt: “shot in the back of the neck” [An interview with Nekschot here]). The judicial authorities in Amsterdam said yesterday that the cartoonist was arrested as a suspect for the criminal offense of “publishing cartoons which are discriminating for Muslims and people with dark skin.”

The cartoonist was arrested on Tuesday, while the police searched his house for “discriminating evidence.” His computer, backups, usb sticks, mobile phone and a number of drawings were confiscated.

Nekschot was released two days later but it is possible that he will be charged following a complaint in 2005 by the Dutch imam Abdul Jabbar van de Ven, an indigenous Dutchman who converted to Islam.

Good think we (still) have Freedom of Speech here in the USA, despite attempts by Democrats to brand anything they do not like as hate speech.

Cartoonists are dangerous, ya know!

As spokeswoman of Xtra, Nekschot’s publisher, said today: “He was arrested with a great show of force, by around 10 policemen.” The spokeswoman asked that her name not be used because the cartoonist and publisher have received death threats. Nekschot told the Dutch newspaper Het Parool today that police officers had told him: “What you draw is worse than what they did in Denmark. Do you realize what can happen to you if your identity gets known?” The cartoonist fears for his live if he is being sent to jail. “As the maker of those cartoons my life is in danger in prison,” he said.

The pen is mightier then the sword, at least until a member of the religion of peace picks the sword up.

Meanwhile, a group of American bloggers are making parodies of the Flemish pulpit which is deemed offensive by Muslims because it depicts Mohammed being trampled by angels. Reprinting the parodies is illegal in most European countries. Hence, if you live in Europe do not click this link!

Unfortunately, snapped shot seems to be down at the moment.

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3 Responses to “Another Dutch Cartoonist In Trouble”

  1. Brian L. says:

    Ouch! Anyone catch the license plate on that outage? 🙂


  2. Good to see you back up, Brian. I was wondering if it was a DOS by the religion of peace.

  3. Brian L. says:

    Seems like it might be something system-related, as I can’t seem to login at all right now… D’oh! 🙂

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