Arab League faces fine over holocaust cartoons
Thursday 08 April 2010
The Dutch branch of the European Arab League should be fined €1,000 for publishing a cartoon which implies that Jews invented the idea that six million people died in the World War II holocaust, the public prosecution department said on Thursday.
The Dutch representative of the League Abdlmoutalib Bouzerda should be fined an additional €500, the department said.
Bouzerda put the cartoon on the group's website four years ago in answer to the Danish cartoons poking fun at Mohammed.
But the department decided to prosecute, saying the Danish cartoons 'do not insult Muslims nor incite hatred'..
The AEL said it published the cartoon to draw attention to double standards in society. The league does not think any of the cartoons should be subject to prosecution, Bouzerda told the court.