Belgium: Extra protection for Cultural Center after 'Islam cartoons' incident
Three immigrant youth were caught Thursday while trying to steal two cartoons from an exhibition in the De Bogaard cultural center in Sint Truiden (Limburg, Belgium), since they thought they offended Islam.
An employee managed to get the cartoons from them, after which the three threatened harsher measures. The De Bogaard center is getting extra protection since.
The cartoons which they objected to were created by cartoonist Frans Van Rompay, who works by the pseudonym ‘SnarF’. "I certainly didn't want to mock Islam. I wanted to give my interpretation of exotic fruit and our own native fruit, that have more character, taste and particularly body," Frans Van Rompay says.
Source: Hbvl (Dutch)