They get 150 hours of community service. Hirsi Ali gets a lifetime of hiding and anxiety. From Reuters, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
AMSTERDAM, Jan 27 (Reuters) – A Dutch court sentenced two members of a rap group to 150 hours community service on Thursday for writing a rap song with lyrics threatening a prominent politician critical of Islam.
The two members of rap group DHC were also given a two-month suspended jail sentence by a court in The Hague after they were found guilty of writing a threatening rap song about Somali-born Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Hirsi Ali, 37, returned to public life last week after she went into hiding following the November murder of film maker Theo van Gogh with whom she made a film about violence against women in Islamic societies which angered many Muslims.
The two rappers were found guilty of making “serious threats” and insulting Hirsi Ali, a prominent member of the VVD liberal party, the court said….
The defence said the rappers were exercising their freedom of expression and had intended to keep the song private and that it had been put on the Internet without their permission by someone else.