Resistance to jihad is an arrestable offense in Rotterdam now? What would have happened if the t-shirt had read “Jihad in a Rotterdam street”? In that case, he probably would have been elected head of the town council. “Man Jailed for Delivering T-Shirt at Town Hall,” from NIS News, September 1 (thanks to Fjordman):
THE HAGUE, 01/09/10 – A resident of the Rotterdam district of Hillesluis was arrested recently after he sent a t-shirt to the town hall with the text ‘No Jihad in a Rotterdam street’ printed on it.
The t-shirt was a delivery for Hamit Karakus, the Rotterdam Alderman for Integration. The man wanted to draw attention to threats and intimidation that he says he has been experiencing for three years from his Pakistani neighbours. He wants to remain anonymous due to these threats, according to local broadcaster RTV Rijnmond.
Two hours after the man had delivered a plastic bag with the t-shirt in it, a police mini-bus drove up to his home. He was handcuffed and taken to the police station. There he had to spend the night in custody. The next day he was released with the information that he would not be prosecuted. “I did not get any apology,” he stated.
The police say they took action at the request of the town hall’s security officers. “The man was known at the town hall because he had already sought contact on more than one occasion with the alderman. That is why they found his action suspicious.”