Sometimes the threats come by e-mail. Other times, warnings show up on Internet chat sites. Occasionally they are short video clips. The latest has a soundtrack of Arabic song and automatic-weapons fire, and a photograph of the intended target -- a Dutch lawmaker, Geert Wilders.
"He is an enemy of Islam and he should be beheaded," the narrator of one video clip posted on the Internet says in Arabic, against the crackle of gunfire. Behead him, "and you will earn a place in paradise."
Can angry young Muslims dictate what is and is not acceptable in the traditionally open-minded world of Dutch arts? In the past few weeks, it appears, the answer has been yes.
The main film festival in the Netherlands, now going on in Rotterdam, canceled a short documentary denouncing violence against Muslim women that was made by Theo van Gogh, who was killed in early November. An Islamic militant is accused of the crime.
The film's producer said he pulled the film on the advice of the police after receiving threats.
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