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The priest's bombshell.

While Madonna's mock crucifixion scene in her "Confessions" tour angered many European religious leaders, most simply voiced their protests, calling her act "blasphemous." A Dutch priest, however, tried to stop her from performing in Amsterdam by calling in a fake bomb threat to an emergency services number. The call was traced to his home, and he was arrested almost immediately. "We take bomb threats seriously, but in this case it was clear very quickly that it was not real," said prosecution spokesman Robert Meulenbroek. He told the Associated Press that prosecutors would likely seek a community service punishment, since it was the 63-year-old priest's first such offense. Madonna's two shows in Amsterdam went on as planned.
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Title Annotation:catholic tastes
Author:Sweas, Megan
Publication:U.S. Catholic
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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