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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sub Sea Level News for the Freedom of Expression

This is the kind of inhumane treatment of minors that can get an otherwise civilized country into deep trouble with the ethical UN human rights watchdogs:

Dutch News: "20-year sentence for 17-year-old"

A 17-year-old boy was sentenced to 20 years in jail on Wednesday afternoon for his part in the May 2008 murder of an Amsterdam garage owner during an argument over a car (...) >>>

... and there's the news you won't find in Dutch News ...

Elsevier: "Jewish Sinai Center Under Assault" (free translation)

Unknown persons opened fire on the Jewish Sinai Psychiatric Center south of Amsterdam yesterday. The case marks an escalation compared with the more usual incendiary devices. Ronny Naftaniël, director of the Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI) speaks of the next phase in antisemitism in the Netherlands (...) >>>

Elsevier: Cartoonist Gregory Nekschot performs in Denmark dressed in niqab (free translation)

Funnies draftsman Nekschot has spoken out about his Islam-critical drawings and the freedom of expression for the first time since his unceremoneous arrest last year. (...) >>>

Read all about that razzia in "Deeper Under the Eurofascist Jackboot", "Of Christian Ethics: Muzzles and Jackboots" and "The Postmodern Weimar Republic".

Nekschot is in Denmark at the invitation of the International Free Press Society. He delivered a speech dressed in the top-to-bottom style black bag called a niqab, symbol for the 'prison' he's been living in since that time.

You can read all about it on the site of the International Free Press Society. Danish blogger Snaphanen has the text of the speech, as well as video footage of the delivery.

While certainly not flawless, Nekschot's analysis does reach a new level of understanding the ideological mess and hopefully contributes towards disentangling some of the confusion.

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