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Dutch Cartoonist Arrested
AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 17 May 2008 | John Semmens

Posted on 05/23/2008 9:16:32 AM PDT by John Semmens

Dutch political cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot was arrested on suspicion of violating the country’s so-called “hate speech” laws. It took a police team of 10 to accomplish the apprehension of Nekschot at his home, where he declined to resist arrest, much to the dismay of several of the officers. Police also seized his computer, sketches, CDs, DVDs, pencils, paper and telephone. The presence of several “unclean” comestibles—a can of Spam and a bag of fried pork rinds in his larder was also noted.

Nekschot’s cartoons have mainly mocked leftists and Muslim extremists, though the spokeswoman for his publisher said “any strong ideology is apt to feel the sting of his satirical wit.”

Amsterdam prosecutor Sanne van Meteren said Nekschot’s offense is “a very serious criminal matter.” “Insulting these fanatics endangers everyone,” she said. “To tolerate his actions because of some theoretical ‘freedom of speech’ ideal is to invite mayhem on our entire society.”

The crimes for which Nekschot was arrested could net him up to a year in prison for each count. Prosecutors declined to disclose which of his cartoons instigated the charges. “To name the cartoons involved would be to reiterate the insult and risk a violent response,” van Meteren alleged. “Everyone will have to trust us on this. It’s for their own good.”

The Islamic Jihad in the Netherlands has already issued a death sentence for the cartoonist and his publisher.

(Excerpt) Read more at azconservative.org ...


TOPICS: Government; Humor; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: appeasement; dhimmitude; euroweenies; fascism; freedomofspeech; islamists; nationalsuicide; religionofpeace; satire

1 posted on 05/23/2008 9:16:33 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Paging Voltaire.


2 posted on 05/23/2008 9:18:40 AM PDT by Samwise
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To: John Semmens; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; ...


Libertarian ping! To be added or removed freepmail me or post a message here.
3 posted on 05/23/2008 9:21:34 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: traviskicks

I hate hate.


4 posted on 05/23/2008 9:22:36 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: John Semmens

“It took a police team of 10 to accomplish the apprehension of Nekschot”

Maybe the pen IS mightier than the sword.


5 posted on 05/23/2008 9:25:30 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (If you read only one book this year, read "Stolen Valor".)
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To: John Semmens

This is comical:

” ‘Everyone will have to trust us on this. It’s for their own good.’ The Islamic Jihad in the Netherlands has already issued a death sentence for the cartoonist and his publisher”

I wonder is the government is pulling out the stops to find these islamofascists who issued the death threat. Seems as if the islamofascists are far more dangerous than the cartoonist’s “theoretical freedom of speech”.


6 posted on 05/23/2008 9:29:57 AM PDT by Notwithstanding ("You are either with America in our time of need or you are not" - Hillary from Senate well 9/12/01)
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To: John Semmens

Satire.


7 posted on 05/23/2008 9:31:22 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: John Semmens
The presence of several “unclean” comestibles—a can of Spam and a bag of fried pork rinds in his larder was also noted.

Serious national security violations.

8 posted on 05/23/2008 9:31:29 AM PDT by purpleraine
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Insulting these fanatics endangers everyone,” she said. “To tolerate his actions because of some theoretical ‘freedom of speech’ ideal is to invite mayhem on our entire society

In other words we should just appease them and sing kumbaya and maybe they wont chop our heads off.

9 posted on 05/23/2008 9:31:49 AM PDT by mainestategop
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To: John Semmens

Did they arrest The Islamic Jihad in the Netherlands for issuing the death sentence?


10 posted on 05/23/2008 9:32:09 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Castigar

No, that would be bigoted and disrespectful to the religion of peace.


11 posted on 05/23/2008 9:34:20 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: GSWarrior
I hate hate

I hate limits on speech and all nonviolent forms of political expression . Fear that my speech might incite others to violence is pure cowardice and is seen as such by the enemies of liberty .

12 posted on 05/23/2008 9:35:13 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know)
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To: John Semmens
How do you do it John? You trick so many every time.
13 posted on 05/23/2008 9:35:35 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: John Semmens
"Insulting these fanatics endangers everyone,” she said. “To tolerate his actions because of some theoretical ‘freedom of speech’ ideal is to invite mayhem on our entire society.”

It takes one sick, demented SOB to articulate such utter madness. Holland is DEAD.

14 posted on 05/23/2008 10:02:45 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Notwithstanding
Trying to find those who made the death threats would offend the would be killers and endanger society. Holland is DEAD and rotting.
15 posted on 05/23/2008 10:04:42 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: TLI
How do you do it John? You trick so many every time.

I dislike the fact that the articles aren't marked Satire..HOWEVER having said that the reason a lot of us are duped is because the topics written about are believable given the political environment today!

16 posted on 05/23/2008 10:05:15 AM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: purpleraine
The spam and pork rinds are a serious offense against the moslem community and must be severely punished.
17 posted on 05/23/2008 10:06:13 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: John Semmens
“To name the cartoons involved would be to reiterate the insult and
risk a violent response,” van Meteren alleged.
“Everyone will have to trust us on this. It’s for their own good.”


Nations are not murdered; they commit suicide.
(my rephrase of what historian A.J.P. Taylor said)
18 posted on 05/23/2008 10:06:24 AM PDT by VOA
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To: isrul

certainly puts him amongst the “unclean.”


19 posted on 05/23/2008 10:07:29 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: John Semmens

Someone tell me this is satire.


20 posted on 05/23/2008 10:10:52 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: John Semmens
In 2002 you would have had a hard time convincing me this was not satire.
21 posted on 05/23/2008 10:14:16 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: John Semmens

He didn’t kill anyone. He didn’t tell anyone to kill anyone. Holland should monitor those indoctrination centers where they DO tell people to kill Christians and Jews.


22 posted on 05/23/2008 10:16:36 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: TLI

It’s not really a trick. My stuff is semi-news/semi-satire. The events are real. The Dutch cartoonist was arrested for his cartoons. I merely supply the unspoken logic behind the ridiculous actions of the politically correct, leftists, terrorists, democrats, etc.

We know these are the ways their twisted minds and incoherent logic work. The resulting satires seem so real because they get at an underlying truth.


23 posted on 05/23/2008 1:09:03 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: conservativehusker

The posts are marked...

TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: satire


24 posted on 05/23/2008 1:11:24 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Your stories are getting Lileks-worthy. The problem is they’re so good and the scenarios so like something libs would do you’re fooling too many Freepers. I’d bet half the people who read your satires think they’re true. Which naturally is almost as funny as the actual satire.


25 posted on 05/23/2008 3:59:40 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: word_warrior_bob

It is satire.


26 posted on 05/29/2008 4:06:48 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: word_warrior_bob; John Semmens
Gregorius Nekschot is the pseudonym of a controversial Dutch cartoonist who mocks political ideas about Dutch multicultural society and the behaviour of people with rigid religious or ideological views. Muslims are frequently subject of his cartoons. Gregorius Nekschot publishes his cartoons and satire mostly on his own website. His cartoons are also available in print from one publisher. On May 13, 2008 the cartoonist was arrested and taken into custody for interrogation. He was released after 30 hours, but is expected to be prosecuted for discriminatory speech, insulting certain groups in society on the basis of their race or beliefs and possibly also for the crime of inciting hatred. His arrest has caused much debate in the press and parliament in what has been coined The Affair by Trouw newspaper on May 24, 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorius_Nekschot

In several reports the cartoonist's fear of losing his anonymity and becoming a target of physical attack have been mentioned. The editors of HP/De Tijd have reported that the cartoonist experienced that one police officer made fun of him losing his anonymity because of his arrest.[16] It has also been reported that if the cartoonist would not admit guilt and accept a fine, the ensuing legal proceedings would reveal his identity. When the cartoonist confronted police officers with their responsibility for endangering his anonymity, they became angry and said it was all his own doing. Nekschot perceived they were playing around with his security. So at least it was reported by Syp Wynia in Elsevier. When found to be correct, such police behaviour is reminiscent of police tactics while investigating a string of gangland murders suspected to be connected with Heineken kidnapper Willem Holleeder. While interrogating a suspected financier Willem Endstra, who has since been murdered, police would talk about threats to his life, they considered not to be their problem.

Not so satirical after all!

27 posted on 05/29/2008 4:17:30 PM PDT by secretagent
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To: John Semmens

It is heading toward the shores of the good ole USA at a rapid pace.

If the Democrats win the ‘08 election that will set the stage for it incubation.

They will pass laws that will enable them to flood the Nation with voters who don’t give a damn what the government does so long as it keeps them in freebies.

The producers will have to decide if they wish to die fighting or die like animals being held in camps starving to death while waiting to be taken out and have their throats cut.


28 posted on 05/29/2008 4:32:31 PM PDT by sport
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