Saturday, May 17, 2008

Dutch cartoonist in trouble

We read:
"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.


The guy is a hero, considering the Muslim-loving Dutch authorities and the lack of protection for free speech there.

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Pastorius said...

Exactly what did the guy draw that was disparaging of people with "dark skin"?

Pastorius said...


I checked out his blog and he did, indeed, draw stereotypical cartoons of black people which resemble lawn jockies and other pickaninny Americana crap.

I can't read his cartoons, being that they are in Dutch. However, it appears the man is no friend of mine.