August 30, 2018

Trolling For Fatwas

Sometimes things are as predictable as the sunrise.

A man briefly appeared in a Dutch court Thursday on suspicion of wanting to assassinate far-right politician Geert Wilders after he said he planned to stage a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition.

The 26-year-old man "is being suspected of committing a terrorist act, planning to commit murder and incitement," Dutch prosecutors said in a statement.

Police on Tuesday arrested the man at one of The Hague's main railway stations after he posted a film on Youtube saying he planned an attack on Wilders or the Dutch parliament.

The man, believed to be from Pakistan, also called on other Muslims for support.

"Authorities are taking the threat very seriously," the Dutch public prosecution service said in the statement.

"The investigation is ongoing" and the man is in custody "with maximum restrictions" meaning that he is only allowed to consult his lawyer.

Prosecutors did not release the suspect's name, saying at this stage they were reluctant to release further information.

What? Geert just mentions MoToons and gets a Death Fatwa right away.

But I post Stickmo and I get nothing. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

By Howie at 12:49 PM | Comments |