* Watch out for theÂ politically correct brain-police:
Dutch police arrest cartoonist for “publishing cartoons which are discriminating for Muslims and people with dark skin”
Gregorius Nekschot is quite the equal opportunity offender, having penned cartoons offensive to Catholics and Jews (e.g., Muhammad molesting Anne Frank) alongside his emphasis on lampooning Islam and Muhammad.
What did he get arrested for? Lampooning Islam and Muhammad. Thomas Landen at the Brussels Journal has the story:
“We suspect him of insulting people”: Dutch cartoonist could face years in prison
He could end up serving more time than some jihadists in European criminal justice systems do on terrorism charges.
More on the circumstances of Gregorius Nekschot’s arrest, including the charges and possible penalties he faces. “Dutch cartoonist arrested,” by Toby Sterling for the Associated Press, May 16
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.” […]
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.
CSI meets Orwell, in a story that has all of the trappings of a counter-terror operation — except it’s about cartoons.
*Â Neschkot should ask for political asylum in the United States. This is getting ridiculous…