Skip to comments.Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Murdered
Posted on 11/02/2004 3:58:34 AM PST by Max Combined
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch filmmaker who had criticized the treatment of women under Islam in a movie and in newspaper columns was shot dead Tuesday outside a city government office in Amsterdam, police said
Police spokeswoman Elly Florax confirmed media reports the victim was filmmaker Theo van Gogh and that a suspect had been arrested after a shootout in a local park. The suspect, who was not identified, and a police officer were injured, she said.
No motive was given for the attack.
Van Gogh had made headlines recently with a film critical of some elements of Islamic culture. He also wrote columns about the Islam which were published on his Web site, www.theovangogh.nl, and Dutch newspaper Metro. He had reportedly received death threats following the airing of the film.
The short television film "Submission" aired on Dutch television in August and enraged the Muslim community in the Netherlands which said it was provocative and lacked insight.
It told the fictional story of a Muslim woman forced into a violent marriage, raped by a relative and brutally punished for adultery.
The English-language film was scripted by a right-wing politician who years ago renounced the Islamic faith of her birth and now refers to herself as an "ex-Muslim."
Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a member of the Dutch parliament, has repeatedly outraged fellow Muslims by criticizing Islamic customs and the failure of Muslim families to adopt Dutch ways.
The place of Muslim immigrants in Dutch society has long been a contentious issue in the Netherlands, where many right-wing politicians have pushed for tougher immigration laws and say Muslims already settled in the country must make a greater effort to assimilate.
Theo van Gogh, 47, has often come under criticism for his controversial movies. In December, his next movie "06-05," about the May 6, 2002 assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, is scheduled to debut on the Internet.
Apparently it's not safe to criticize the religion of peace.
Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin want to live in a place like that? Figures.
It is amazing that they do not even have to mention the name or nationality of the man for us to know he is inclined to wear underwear on his head!
The BBC does... It says that the man was dressed in a moroccan djellaba...
We can't fight a war of attrition with these vermin.
We must exterminate them from the face of the earth,
but when we do be prepared for the lefties to scream "genocide!".
Oak Hay... so the prime directive should first deal with "Leftieocide," eh?
Different headline and different story. The story you pointed to has the information that the shooter "looked" Muslim.
"We can't fight a war of attrition with these vermin."
True, but I do not think that we can or should kill all Muslims, either. That is too brutal and too difficult. Instead, we ought to attack the one thing this cult hold holy, that is Mecca and Medina. Nuke them both so that the entire rational of the religion is undercut. No more Mecca, no more Muslims.
The coming Civil War II will adequately take4 care of that *problem*, as we reclaim our borders, language, culture.
May his murderers lie awake restless every night and shiver in cold damp hiding places during the day until the hounds find them and rip their throats out and the stray pigs lick their blood.
If calling for the extermination of all militant muslims is genocide - GUILTY, AS CHARGED!
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