AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – A Dutch political cartoonist is facing possible hate crimes charges. The cartoonist, who works under the pseudonym Gregorius Nekschot, was arrested Tuesday and held overnight before being released. Officials say a criminal investigation is continuing into whether Nekschot’s work targets people because of their race or religion. Nekschot is known primarily for cartoons mocking Muslims and leftists. However, spokeswoman for his publisher describes him as a satirist who targets “any strong ideology.” Nekschot publishes primarily on several websites, including his own. But has also been featured on the Web site of Theo van Gogh, the filmmaker who was murdered by a Muslim radical in November 2004. The cartoonist also works for HP/De Tijd, a major Dutch language weekly news magazine, and he has published two books. One recent cartoon on his website caricatured a Christian fundamentalist and Muslim fundamentalist as zombies who met at an anti-gay rally and now wished to marry. “He was arrested with a great show of force, by around 10 policemen,” said the spokeswoman for the publishing company Uitgeverij Xtra. She asked that her name not be used and declined to give Nekschot’s real name because both the cartoonist and the publisher have received death threats. A spokeswoman for the Amsterdam public prosecutor, Sanne van Meteren, said Nekschot remains a suspect in a criminal investigation. “We suspect him of insulting people on the basis of their race or belief, and possibly also of inciting hate,” she said. Each is a crime punishable by up to a year in prison under Dutch hate laws – or two years for multiple offences. Van Meteren said prosecutors were investigating a complaint that dates to 2005. They are now focusing on eight or nine published cartoons, she said, but prosecutors are not disclosing which ones. Nekschot did not answer police questions during his arrest, she said, citing his right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination. The spokeswoman for Xtra said police had seized Nekschot’s computer, sketches, CDs, DVDs and telephone at the time of his arrest. (Source)
Why is it that it is only the so-called “progressive” countries that are committing national suicide? And why is it that Leftists – who you would think would not like to have their freedoms curtailed – are at the forefront in preserving this cultural suicide?
Like the Islamicists, they hate Western culture because they hate themselves.
And like the Dutch politicians, their Canadian brethren are likewise such cowardly fools. They can’t see the threat that is plainly in front of them. If they think the price is steep now, what’s it going to cost us when we have to fight to keep Sharia out later on?
The currency won’t be in dollars but in litres of blood.