Anorak News | Islamstadam: Gregorius Nekschot Declares Jihad On Danish Cartoonists

Islamstadam: Gregorius Nekschot Declares Jihad On Danish Cartoonists

by | 17th, May 2008

A DUTCH cartoonist working under the name Gregorius Nekschot has been arrested on suspicion of violating hate speech laws.

Nekschot is “known primarily for cartoons mocking Muslims and leftists”, though the spokeswoman said he is a satirist who targets “any strong ideology.”

Says Amsterdam public prosecutor spokeswoman Sanne van Meteren: “We suspect him of insulting people on the basis of their race or belief, and possibly also of inciting hate.”

But what of his dread works? As reported, a recent cartoon on his web site caricatured a Christian fundamentalist and Muslim fundamentalist as zombies who met at an anti-gay rally and now wished to marry.

Mr Nekschot wants to keep his identity secret to retain a sense of mystique and rebellion but Anorak’s in-house profilers mark him out to be a fifteen year old white boy with a nascent weed habit and uncertain sexuality.

He may also be locked in an intense rivalry with Danish cartoonists, whom he despises. And the enemy are still getting headlines and stirring passion among they who seek victimhood above all else:

As Reuters reports, around 5,000 Afghans have been chanting “death to Denmark” and “death to the Netherlands“, protesting against the reprinting of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers.

Protesters passed the lull after Friday prayers chanting “death to Denmark,” “death to America” and, lest they go off script, “death to Jews”. A Danish flag is obtained from somewhere, and set alight.

Hard for any budding Dutch cartoonist to ignore the fame, and we wish him well with this quest to uphold the right to be offensivr, and whatever else he wishes to do in the privacy of his bedroom…

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