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Dutch rapper convicted of threatening lawmaker
Friday, 18 December 2009 01:00
A Dutch rapper has been convicted of threatening an anti-Islamic lawmaker in a song.
The song by the rapper Mosheb refers to lawmaker Geert Wilders and includes the lyrics, "Geert, this is no joke/Last night I dreamt I hacked off your head."
Rotterdam District Court has sentenced Mosheb to do 80 hours of community service and handed him a two-month suspended prison sentence.
In Friday's ruling the court rejected Mosheb's defense that he was entitled to freedom of expression as an artist.
Wilders did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Wilders faces a trial in January on charges of inciting hatred against Muslims. In the past he has called for the Quran to be banned and compared it to Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
The Associated Press