Cartoonist Nekschot held due to discrimination

His drawings would offend Muslims and people with dark skin color.

Nekschot, whose real name is unknown, has about a day and a half in the cell, and is now again at large. Police have searched the home of the draughtsman and for research material. His book ' Nekschot: sick jokes ' is taken for further examination, said Rtlnieuws.nl.

Nekschot is both reviled as praised. Among other things, the murdered film-maker Theo van Gogh was a great lover of the work of Nekschot and placed often a drawing on his website.
What is the concrete result of the arrest, remains unclear. The imam Abdul Jabbar van der Merwe served in 2005 a complaint against the artist. That complaint would now-three years later-have led to the arrest and search warrant.

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