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Dutch politicianís killer freed after 12 years
Washington Post ^ | May 2 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/06/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid

AMSTERDAM — The animal rights activist who assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was freed Friday, after serving just under 12 years in prison — years during which many of Fortuyn’s ideas, particularly his disdain of “multiculturalism” and his dislike of Muslim immigration, have become mainstream in the Netherlands.

Volkert van der Graaf killed Fortuyn on May 6, 2002, days before national elections in which Fortuyn was set to win big on an anti-immigration platform that upended the then-progressive Dutch political landscape.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fortuyn; holland; netherlands; pimfortuyn

1 posted on 05/06/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: knighthawk

ping


2 posted on 05/06/2014 2:16:18 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Murder a politician in the Netherlands, and you’re going away... for TWELVE LONG YEARS! Ya got that tough guy?


3 posted on 05/06/2014 2:22:29 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Socialist countries don’t have the death penalty. Murdering someone just isn’t as bad there as it is here. And they think we have no conscience.


4 posted on 05/06/2014 2:30:22 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: The KG9 Kid

disdain of “multiculturalism” and his dislike of Muslim immigration, have become mainstream in the Netherlands.

Yes and what a shit hole it has become..........


5 posted on 05/06/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

What kind of a message does this send to people there who may wish to change history in the same manner? Or would he still be in prison if he had killed a leftist? /rhetorical.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 2:51:56 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

How many years would it have been if it had been a nationalist or conservative politician who killed an animal-rights activist?


7 posted on 05/06/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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