Priest tries bomb hoax to stop Madonna concert

A 63-year old Dutch minister has confessed to making a hoax bomb threat in an attempt to stop a concert in Amsterdam by pop icon Madonna because he objected to her show’s crucifixion scene, the Amsterdam public prosecutor’s office said overnight.

“He said he wanted the concert to stop mostly because he objected to the mock crucifixion scene,” prosecution spokesman Robert Meulenbroek said.

The bomb threat was made on Sunday ahead of the Madonna concert but the police quickly realised that it was not serious, the spokesman added.

The sold-out concert went ahead without a hitch.

The pop star has since moved on and will play in Moscow next week. Her Confessions tour has also drawn protests from religious leaders in Moscow and from the archbishop of Prague.

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Sep. 9, 2006

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