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Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
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Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
What the fuck?

http://in.reuters.com/article/netherland...NKCN0ZU1ZL

Quote:A Dutchman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail under a rarely enforced 19th century law for intentionally insulting King Willem-Alexander, according to a court ruling published on Thursday.

The 44-year-old man from the city of Kampen, whose name was not released, had posted a message on his Facebook page in April 2015 calling the king a murderer, rapist, "oppressor" and thief.

"Hereby the defendant damaged the dignity of the King," wrote judge Sylvia Taalman in her decision. "This behaviour is not acceptable in our society."

Many Dutch consider the law "Insulting the Majesty" to be an antiquated relic that should be scrapped, but it has never featured high on the country's political agenda.

The crime carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of 20,000 euros
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
Indeed, if Willem-Alexander doesn't intervene and stop this nonsense, it will damage his dignity.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
Freedom of speech is under attack throughout Europe. Until we take a stand against the censoring of views and opinions, no matter how distasteful, this will be the result.

Opinions, be they political or religious, should be open to the crucible of open debate and discourse. If we do what a lot of people in the UK did for example and try and ban people like Trump from entering, we are destroying that ideal.
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
(15th July 2016, 03:30)Pandæmonium Wrote: Freedom of speech is under attack throughout Europe. Until we take a stand against the censoring of views and opinions, no matter how distasteful, this will be the result.

I hold the same opinion. Though for slightly different reasons. I'm against the prohibition laws against nazi symbolism and speech because it would give some of the rightwingers the opportunity to present themselves as the brown assholes they are. Which would lead to less simple protestors voting for them, if they were to fly their real colors.

Some things on the other hand should stay forbidden. Inciting violence shouldn't be allowed as well as calling for the killing of others. Some will react in the desired way and in these instances there shouldn't be a distinction between words and actions.
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
^^ don't disagree. Would have posted something longer but I'm at work ^_^
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
The Dutch king can kiss me bony, white Irish arse.

Now what're you gonna do about THAT Netherlands? Huh???

Boru
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
(15th July 2016, 04:21)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: The Dutch king can kiss me bony, white Irish arse.

Now what're you gonna do about THAT Netherlands?  Huh???

Boru

Next weeks headline:

"Man known as Boru extradited for insulting Dutch King"

Tongue
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#8
RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
Serves the Dutch people right for breeding these coddled elitist blobs of protoplasm and then entertaining themselves by waving at the royal twits when they ride by in their gilded wagons.
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
What a royal wimp, I have been insulted lots of times, I just ignore it. I must be better than a king!
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RE: Dutchman sentenced to month in jail for insulting king
We should start referring to him as Willem "Erdogan" Alexander until he recants Smile
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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