Preacher convicted for false bomb alert

16th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 May 2007, AMSTERDAM – An Amsterdam court has convicted a 63-year-old clergyman for calling in a false bomb alert before a Madonna concert. The court in Amsterdam sentenced Willem G. from Waardenburg to 150 hours of community service and a suspended prison sentence on Wednesday.

16 May 2007

AMSTERDAM – An Amsterdam court has convicted a 63-year-old clergyman for calling in a false bomb alert before a Madonna concert. The court in Amsterdam sentenced Willem G. from Waardenburg to 150 hours of community service and a suspended prison sentence on Wednesday.

The minister will also have to undergo treatment at a psychiatric clinic and report to a probation officer. The penalty matched the demand from the public prosecution department.

The preacher called in a false bomb alert just before the Madonna concert in the Amsterdam ArenA in September. G. warned that five cluster bombs would detonate during the scene in which the American pop singer poses on a cross and wears a crown of thorns. G. found the crucifixion scene blasphemous.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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