Friday, May 16, 2008

Dutch Police Arrests Cartoonist

With the arrest of Danish Cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot for lampooning Islam and Muhammad, I've decided that it is time for all of us to post these wonderful insults to Islam and Muhammad again. They should be posted on the front page of every newspaper, magazine and blog in support of Gregorius Nekschot and Free Speech.

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.

Nekschot, a friend of the late Theo van Gogh, the Dutch film maker who was ritually slaughtered by a Muslim fanatic in 2004, hides his real identity in order to avoid unnecessary risks. Hans Teeuwen, a Dutch stand-up comedian and friend of Nekschot’s, told the Dutch media yesterday that the police had told Nekschot as they released him earlier that day that “he has now lost his anonymity.” Teeuwen said this was “a rather intimidating remark.”

The Jihadists' goal is the total elimination of Free Speech and a Free Press. They will do it by intimidation, fear, legal challenges and in the case of Theo van Gogh, death. They must not win. Our right to Free expression of ideas is paramount to a Free society.


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