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  • Hirsi Ali shines in debate on Islam

    04/20/2016 8:10:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tarek Fatah
    New York was recently the scene of a heated debate on the status of Muslim women under Islamic law. In it, one of the bravest women in the world, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, faced off against three other Muslim women and a hostile moderator, Barkha Dutt. Dutt, known for her soft spot for Muslims in her own country of India, ... Hirsi Ali immediately recognized she was being set up to run a gauntlet of criticism and so chose to go for the jugular. “I reject Islamic law because it’s totalitarian ... because it’s bigoted and especially bigoted against women… Where...
  • Muslims Intimidate Their Way Across Europe

    12/12/2011 11:28:32 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    Hudson New York ^ | 12-12-11 | Soeren Kern
    A mob of some 20 Islamists stormed a debate in Amsterdam that was featuring two Muslim liberals, the Canadian writer and Muslim feminist Irshad Manji and the Dutch-Moroccan Green Left MP Tofik Dibi. Muslim extremists belonging to the group Sharia4Belgium, which seeks to establish Islamic Sharia law across Europe, yelled "Allahu Akbar" ("Allah is Greater") and threatened to break Manji's neck. Waving an Islamist jihadist flag, they then demanded that Manji and Dibi be executed for apostasy. The December 8 debate on how liberal Muslims can prevent Islam from being hijacked by Muslim extremists was held at the De Baile...
  • ‘Wrong’ kind of hero: Why feminists diss Hirsi Ali

    03/29/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. She’s a fierce advocate for women’s rights. She’s a target for deadly violence by angry men who want to shut her up. She left her religion and became a scourge of its repressive practices. Except for the blemish on her record: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a dissident from the wrong religion. Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation...
  • Islamic State’s Plans/Justifications: “DABIQ” Magazine & Its Strategic Outlook

    02/14/2015 7:56:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 6 replies ^ | 2/14/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    ...Al-Muhallab said, “You must use deception in war, for it is more effective than reinforcements.” Some methods of deception include: a. Planting spies. b. Reconnaissance. c. Feigning an intent to attack an area other than the actual target, for when the Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wanted to attack one area, he would give his army the impression they were going to attack another. “If a man’s chest is too narrow to hold his own secret, then the chest of the one with whom he stores the secret is even narrower” [Poetry]. And be on guard against your enemy at...
  • Deleting Online Jihad on Twitter: The Case of British Jihadi Anjem Choudary - Tweeting...

    11/06/2011 12:07:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies - Report ^ | November 4, 2011 | Steven Stalinsky
    SNIPPET: "British Jihadi Anjem Choudary Tweets On March 19, 2011, British jihadi Anjem Choudary, spokesman for the banned Islam4UK organization, co-founder of Al-Muhajiroun, and spiritual advisor to the UK Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades (MAC),[18] launched a Twitter account and began tweeting. MAC made headlines last week for threatening a British MP who subsequently called on their activities to be closely monitored by law enforcement.[19] According to his Twitter account, Choudary is "a Muslim who believes that Islam is something we must believe in (Tawheed), live by (Shari'ah) and struggle and sacrifice for (by way of Daw'ah and Jihad)."[20] In...
  • Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands"

    06/01/2011 9:01:57 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1 June 2011 | Geert Wilders
    Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands" Final remarks of Geert Wilders at his trial in Amsterdam, June 1st, 2011 Mister President, members of the Court, I am here because of what I have said. I am here for having spoken. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak. Many have kept silent, but not Pim Fortuyn, not Theo Van Gogh, and not I. I am obliged to speak. For the Netherlands is under threat of Islam. As I have argued many times, Islam is chiefly an ideology. An ideology...
  • The Mohammed Cartoon Dust Has Not Settled[Implications U.S. Citizen Headley Double Agent]

    01/06/2011 8:21:34 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies ^ | January 6, 2011 | 0955 GMT | Scott Stewart
    When one considers all of the people and places in the West targeted by transnational jihadists over the past few years, iconic targets such as New York’s Times Square, the London Metro and the Eiffel Tower come to mind. There are also certain target sets such as airlines and subways that jihadists focus on more than others. Upon careful reflection, however, it is hard to find any target set that has been more of a magnet for transnational jihadist ire over the past year than the small group of cartoonists and newspapers involved in the Mohammed cartoon controversy. Every year...
  • Dutch welcome Germans to Europe's immigration debate - Feature ( Geert Wilders mentioned )

    10/21/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Thomas Burmeister
    Angela Merkel does not make the covers of Dutch newspapers very often. But the German chancellor's assertion last week that "multiculturalism has absolutely failed" in her country was headline news in the Netherlands. As far as the Dutch are concerned, the Germans - whom they consider to sometimes be politically behind the times - have finally woken up. The Netherlands' dream of a happy, harmonious multicultural society burst on a grey autumn morning six years ago in Amsterdam. On November 2, 2004, an Islamic extremist gunned down Dutch filmmaker and Islam critic Theo van Gogh in the street, then slit...
  • Anti-Islam Dutch MP on trial for hate speech

    10/03/2010 5:34:51 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 11 replies
    AFP via Al Arabiya ^ | 10-3-2010 | Staff
    Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, set to become a shadow partner of the next coalition government, goes on trial in Amsterdam on Monday for inciting hatred against Muslims. The controversial politician with his signature shock of blonde-dyed hair risks up to a year in jail or a €7,600 fine, according to prosecutors, for calling Islam "fascist" and likening the Quran to Hitler's Mein Kampf. "This is about freedom of speech," Wilders' lawyer Bram Moszkowicz told AFP. "My client believes that in the Netherlands, one must be able to say whatever one wants, barring incitement to violence." Wilders, 47, will stand...
  • South Park Episode Censored

    04/22/2010 1:14:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 74 replies · 1,653+ views
    aol News ^ | 22/4/10 | Dana Chivvis
    NEW YORK (April 22) -- After a radical Islamic group issued a thinly veiled threat against the creators of "South Park," the network aired an episode with references to and depictions of the Prophet Muhammad blocked out. A note on the show's website said Comedy Central had inserted "numerous additional audio bleeps throughout" the show, adding "we do not have network approval to stream our original version of the show." The episode was the second half of a storyline that began last week with an episode depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. A day later, a blog post...
  • Islamic Web site warns ‘South Park' creators (Denmark R US)

    04/21/2010 9:09:36 PM PDT · by pillut48 · 19 replies · 787+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | Ty Tagami
    A Web site that promotes Islam is warning the creators of the television cartoon "South Park" that they could be killed for airing a recent show that depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a bear suit. The site says in an entry posted Thursday that the authors of the irreverent cable show, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, could wind up like Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. He was killed by a radical Islamist in 2004 after making a movie that featured a beaten, naked Muslim woman covered in writings from the Quran. The post includes a photograph of van Gogh...
  • South Park "200" Episode To Be Continued....Real Original Title: "201"

    04/19/2010 7:50:50 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 60 replies · 2,231+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | April 19, 2010 | Parker and Stone
    Episode 1406 Press Release From the Comedy Central Press Release: WHO IS ERIC CARTMAN'S FATHER? AN ALL-NEW EPISODE PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL® NEW YORK, April 19, 2010 - "South Park" is in danger from angry celebrities, violent Ginger kids and Mecha Streisand in an all-new episode titled "201," premiering on Wednesday, April 21 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. It's a tense situation in South Park as Muhammad has become the pawn in the game to save the town. The Ginger kids are threatening to destroy the city if Stan and Kyle don't hand...
  • Google's Gatekeepers

    11/29/2008 4:13:22 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 5 replies · 912+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 28, 2008 | Jeffrey Rosen
    In 2006, Thailand announced it was blocking access to YouTube for anyone with a Thai I.P address, and then identified 20 offensive videos for Google to remove as a condition of unblocking the site. ‘If your whole game is to increase market share,’ says Lawrence Lessig, speaking of Google, ‘it’s hard to . . . gather data in ways that don’t raise privacy concerns or in ways that might help repressive governments to block controversial content.’ In March of last year, Nicole Wong, the deputy general counsel of Google, was notified that there had been a precipitous drop in activity...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali advocates social reform in Muslim countries ( seventh anniversary of 9/11 )

    09/10/2008 11:24:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 126+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | September 10, 2008 | Charlie Owen
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s entire life has been a battle of opposing beliefs. She was raised in a strict Islamic household where at a young age she was tormented by the religion’s abusive teachings towards women and violence towards non-believers. As she grew up, she was tempted by the allure of Western cultures, but had been taught to hate Americans and their alliances with the Jews. one... decision she knew she had to make: To denounce her faith in Islam; a religion she now viewed as completely cruel and intolerant, or side with the same religion the hijackers of 9/11 claimed...
  • Film could spark new wave of Muslim riots (in the Netherlands)

    01/21/2008 7:57:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 176+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | January 20,2008
    Officials in the Netherlands, where tensions have been high since a Muslim murdered a filmmaker more than three years ago, are bracing for the release of a new movie by a controversial politician that aims to show Islam's holy book "is an inspiration for intolerance, murder and terror." In 2004, filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim avenging his film critical of Islam. Two years later, riots protesting the publication of cartoons about Islam's prophet Muhammad left about 100 people dead. Now, the Dutch government is warning of a 10-minute film to be released this month by parliament...
  • [The Scream]: Sculpture Of Slain [Dutch] Filmmaker Unveiled

    03/18/2007 6:56:18 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies · 805+ views
    CBS News ^ | Mar. 18, 2007
    Sculpture For Slain Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Unveiled In Amsterdam; Depicts Him Screaming ___ Friends and fans of the Dutch filmmaker found dead with a note pinned to his chest with a knife unveiled a memorial sculpture Sunday that depicts him screaming near the spot where he was murdered by an Islamic extremist. Mayor Job Cohen and a Dutch comedian praised the controversial Theo Van Gogh and his work as the sculpture by Jeroen Henneman was revealed to hundreds of people gathered at a park in eastern Amsterdam. Titled "The Scream," the memorial took the form of a series of...
  • Buscemi, Miller in remake of slain director's film

    02/14/2007 2:00:47 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/14/2007 | Hanna Rantala and Mike Collett-White
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller star in a new film exploring the relationship between the media and celebrities in a re-make of a Dutch version by slain director Theo van Gogh. Van Gogh, an outspoken critic of Islam who was murdered in 2004 by a Dutch-Moroccan militant, planned to adapt a trilogy of films for Hollywood before he was killed, of which "Interview" was the first. U.S. actor Buscemi, who also directs the new version, plays a world-weary reporter called Pierre who reluctantly accepts an assignment from his editor to interview Katya, a trashy horror film star....
  • Taking The Fight To Islam (Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    02/04/2007 7:54:30 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 714+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Andrew Anthony
    Taking the fight to Islam In 1989, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali Muslim, supported the fatwa against Salman Rushdie. But on moving to Europe her views changed and she turned against Islam. Two years ago she fled Holland after the brutal murder of her artistic collaborator Theo van Gogh. Who is this fierce critic who lives under the constant threat of death? Andrew Anthony Sunday February 4, 2007 The Observer (UK) Ayaan Hirsi Ali is not the only critic of Islam who lives with round-the-clock protection. But surely none wears their endangered status with greater style. The Dutch Somali human-rights...

    01/11/2007 2:16:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 602+ views
    adnchronosinternational ^ | Jan-10-07 | Ebc/Aki
    ITALY: MP RECEIVES DEATH THREATS OVER HER ANTI-VEIL BATTLE Rome, 10 Jan. (AKI) - Italian conservative MP Daniela Santanche has received death threats over her opposition to the Muslim veil, Italy's leading paper Corriere della Sera reported in a front-page article on Wednesday. Santanche reportedly received a letter in Arabic and English at her lower house office Tuesday night with pictures of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh, murdered in 2004 by an Islamist fundamentalist for his movie Submission, which denounced violence on women in Muslim countries, and Dutch MP Hirsi Ali, the film's author, who has also received death threats....
  • Faced with Radical Islam, Europe Is in Danger of Decay (Hirsi Ali alert!)

    11/30/2006 12:06:20 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 29 replies · 1,109+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 11/30/2006 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Two years ago, movie director Theo van Gogh’s throat was cut on a street in Amsterdam in the name of radical Islam. I had partaken in his last work, Submission, where we represented, in the most accurate way possible, the condition of Muslim women: tyranny, humiliations, violence. In this film, we showed Muslim women who had finally rebelled, talking to God in a tone of defiance. It made Imam Fawaz of the Hague scream with hate during the delivery of a vengeful sermon. My friend Theo, the “criminal bastard”, was subsequently riddled with bullets and stabbed to death with a...
  • An Ordinary Dutch Life

    11/18/2006 7:13:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 1,025+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 18, 2006 | Daniel Schwammenthal
    THE HAGUE -- When Geert Wilders rose from his desk, his head almost touched the narrow ceiling. The tiny corner office underneath the parliament's roof wasn't selected for space but security. Possible assassins can only come from one direction, making life easier for the two bodyguards outside. Mr. Wilders has been living under 24-hour police protection ever since the assassination of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh two years ago. The Dutch-Moroccan who stabbed and shot van Gogh in Amsterdam left death threats behind against him and the Netherlands' other, more famous critic of Islam: Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Like the Somali-born...
  • Muslim Women Are The Key To Change (Ayaan Hirsan Ali On Empowering Muslim Women Alert)

    11/01/2006 2:24:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 666+ views
    Frontpagemag,com ^ | 11/01/2006 | Ayaan Hirsan Ali
    Ideas can be dangerous. I have learnt that the hard way. But I know that when it comes to freedom and human rights these precious ideas, so valued in the West, are worth fighting for. As a young Muslim woman, born in Somalia, I abandoned my family to avoid an arranged marriage to a distant cousin and fled to Holland. I was just 23 and I had no idea back then that my refusal to submit to a traditional Muslim woman’s life would come to dominate my whole career. So for me, the debate that is raging about the veil,...
  • Oh Those Mischievious Muslims! (Don Feder Corrects The Dalai Lama On Islam Alert)

    10/31/2006 1:54:07 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 10/31/2006 | Don Feder
    I should seriously write a book called, The Idiots Guide To Not Thinking Seriously About Islam. It’s hard to find a subject where mushy thinking is more in vogue – where political correctness conquers reality more thoroughly. People actually are afraid to think seriously on the subject, because the logical conclusions are too frightening for many to contemplate. And so, there’s no place where comfortable clichés are more readily deployed. Probably the most glaring illustration of inanity here were recent comments by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama. On leaving a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, the leader of Tibetan Buddhists...
  • Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (Book Review)

    10/15/2006 7:29:45 AM PDT · by Valin · 9 replies · 628+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Otc 06 | Kay S. Hymowitz
    Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance By Ian Buruma Penguin Press. 288 pp. $24.95 Reviewed by Kay S. Hymowitz By now, almost every country in Western Europe has had its own shocking encounter with the radical Islamists in its midst, its “own 9/11.” For Holland, the event came on November 2, 2004, the day a Dutch-Moroccan by the name of Mohammed Bouyeri shot the iconoclastic documentary filmmaker Theo van Gogh on an Amsterdam street, nearly cut off his head with a machete, and then calmly plunged a knife into the still-warm body,...
  • The Secret Life of Mohammed Bouyeri

    07/28/2005 6:13:31 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 11 replies · 886+ views
    FrontPage Magezine ^ | 7/28/2005 | P.J. Costello
    Earlier this week, on Tuesday July 26, 2005, a Dutch court sentenced Mohammed Bouyeri, the killer of Dutch film producer Theo Van Gogh, to life in prison. Following Bouyeri's confession of his gruesome killing of van Gogh, shocking details about the lives of Bouyeri and his friends began to emerge. They afford a telling glimpse into the secret world of Dutch Islamists who used fundamentalism as a veil to mask their sexual perversions. Bouyeri’s parents were first-generation immigrants. He completed secondary school in Amsterdam, then attended college for five years, but quit before receiving a degree. Shortly after the death of his mother, he turned to Islamic...
  • Ultra-Radical Muslims Draw Scrutiny

    11/20/2004 12:46:55 PM PST · by TexKat · 6 replies · 1,085+ views
    AP ^ | 11/20/04 | BRIAN MURPHY
    An ultra-radical Islamic ideology mixing zealot-like devotion and holy war creed is drawing more scrutiny in anti-terrorist probes from the Middle East to Europe — with increasing indications that its base on the fringes of Islamic extremism could be widening. In existence since the 1960s, al-Takfir wa al-Hijra has offered intellectual inspiration to al-Qaida and other militant groups. But authorities now worry about followers becoming more aggressive with recruitment and retaliation against perceived foes of Islam, such as Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh. Officials in the Netherlands say the Dutch-Moroccan suspect — accused of killing Van Gogh on a busy...
  • 'Pizza boy' gets three years for Jihad recruiting in jail (Who can you trust?)

    02/15/2006 2:50:01 AM PST · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Expatica ^ | 14 February 2006 | Expatica (Netherlands)
    AMSTERDAM — A court in Rotterdam imposed a three-year sentence on Tuesday on a Moroccan-Dutch man for trying to recruit fellow prisoners for a Muslim holy war. Bilal L., 21, was serving a 10-month jail sentence for threatening MP Geert Wilders when he asked fellow prisoners to supply weapons and explosives. The panel of three judges also accepted L. tried to recruit inmates to carry out attacks on the "enemies of Islam". L. is a friend of Mohammed Bouyeri who was jailed for life last year for killing film director Theo van Gogh on 2 November 2004. Earlier this year...
  • Update: Seven held in anti-terror raids in the Netherlands [Shots fired in Hague raid]

    10/14/2005 4:38:26 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 79 replies · 3,618+ views
    Expatica ^ | 14 October 2005
    AMSTERDAM — Shots were fired as police raided a building on the Moerweg in The Hague on Friday. Dutch parliament buildings hermetically sealed by police Witnesses reported seeing masked men with automatic weapons entering a flat complex on Moerweg which has been sealed off by the police. Radio 1 News was told of people hearing gunfire. The police in The Hague have declined to comment at this stage about the reports. A spokesperson would only say police operations are taking place at several locations in the city. She would also not confirm that a raid was carried out at a...
  • Dutch ex-MP retains citizenship(Ayaan Hirsi Ali)

    06/27/2006 7:52:52 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 12 replies · 353+ views
    BBC ^ | 06-27-2006 | BBC
    Somali-born former Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali is to be allowed to keep her Dutch citizenship despite lying in her asylum application in 1992. Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk was forced to make a U-turn after her calls for Ms Hirsi Ali to lose her citizenship met with criticism. Ms Hirsi Ali resigned from parliament in May after Ms Verdonk's comments. She came to prominence in 2004 after a Muslim extremist killed her film-maker colleague Theo van Gogh.
  • Sienna Miller gets death threats from Muslims

    04/20/2006 1:38:51 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies · 1,885+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/20/06
    U.S.-born actress warned 'she will be sorry' unless she pulls out of film Sienna Miller Sienna Miller reportedly feared for her life after getting a flood of death threats from Islamic extremists. The American-born, British-bred actress best-known for starring in the remake of "Alfie" as well as her engagement to actor Jude Law, is said to have received a torrent of vicious threats from Muslims furious she's starring in "Interview," a remake of director Theo van Gogh's 2003 thriller. Van Gogh is the Dutch director who was shot and killed in 2004 by an Islamic extremist in connection with his...
  • Shariah Courts Issue Fatwas,Religious Scholar Offers Reward For Death of Cartoonist (Rushdie Case)

    02/21/2006 7:29:44 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 560+ views
    02.21.2006 | fight_truth_decay
    The subscription site, STRATFOR or Strategic Forecasting, Inc. - issues almost daily a TERRORISM INTELLIGENCE REPORT with a self described "track record on accurate, insightful global intelligence and analysis earning itself a reputation as the world’s most respected private intelligence company". Strafor's Fred Burton updates the ongoing cartoon controversy (02.21.2006)as follows : "Fatwas and Rewards: An Inflection Point in the Cartoon Controversy" (I have highlighted key points received today via e-mail). "Two minor Shariah courts in India's Uttar Pradesh state have issued fatwas calling for the death of a Danish cartoonist who drew caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. The fatwas,...
  • Hirsi Ali Surprises VVD With Speech (Hooray for Hirsi -- Spill the beans on Islam!!!)

    02/12/2006 3:40:49 PM PST · by Cornpone · 4 replies · 605+ views
    NIS, Netherlands ^ | 11 February 2006 | NIS
    BERLIN, 11/02/06 - Conservative (VVD) MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali has completely taken her party leader Jozias van Aartsen by surprise with her visit to Berlin. In the presence of many international media, she expressed unvarnished views of the Danish cartoons featuring the Islamic Prophet Mohammed. Van Aartsen was surprised Thursday evening when a journalist in The Hague asked him what he thought of the speech. "Come back again later," he replied. Sources in The Hague believe Van Aartsen was completely unaware that his MP was to speak in Berlin. But Van Aarsten said Friday that "Ayaan has expressed the party...
  • 'Everyone is afraid to Criticize Islam': Hirsi Ali

    02/06/2006 6:52:40 PM PST · by abu afak · 51 replies · 1,927+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 2/6/06
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Dutch politician forced to go into hiding after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, responds to the Danish cartoon scandal, arguing that if Europe doesn't stand up to extremists, a culture of self-censorship of criticism of Islam that pervades in Holland will spread in Europe. Auf Wiedersehen, free speech. SPIEGEL: Hirsi Ali, you have called the Prophet Muhammad a Tyrant and a Pervert. Theo van Gogh, thedirector of your film "Submission," which is critical of Islam, was Murdered by Islamists. You yourself are under Police Protection. Can you understand how the Danish cartoonists feel at...
  • 'I'm no Bin Laden,' Van Gogh killer says (Van Gogh Murder Trial Update -- Stupid Judges)

    02/02/2006 7:53:53 AM PST · by Cornpone · 20 replies · 625+ views
    Expatica ^ | 2 February 2006 | Expatica (Netherlands)
    AMSTERDAM — "Comparing me to Osama bin Laden does the man a great wrong and extends me too much honour I don't deserve, Mohammed Bouyeri said at the start of his speech from the dock on Thursday. "But it fills me with me with honour, pride and joy that you see me as the black standard-bearer of Islam in Europe," he told the prosecution. Dutch-Moroccan Bouyeri, 27, is serving a life sentence for the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam on 2 November 2004. Although he cannot receive a further sentence he is among a group of Muslim...
  • Mohammed Bouyeri to Address the Court

    02/01/2006 11:15:26 PM PST · by shezz · 9 replies · 307+ views ^ | 02/02/06 | Johan van Dale
    Mohammed Bouyeri, the murderer of film maker Theo van Gogh, is to be given the chance to address the court later today in the case against the Amsterdam terror network, 'the hofstadgroup'. Bouyeri has two solicitors, but is adamant that he will do the talking.
  • Bouyeri: Comparison With Bin Laden is too Much Honour

    02/02/2006 7:03:49 AM PST · by shezz · 6 replies · 308+ views ^ | 02/02/06 | Johan van Dale
    Mohammed Bouyeri, the killer of Theo van Gogh, has had a chance to air his extremist views to the court, and says that to be compared with Osama Bin Laden is too much honour. "That you compare me to Bin Laden is for him an insult and for me too much honour, but if you say I am the black-flag bearer of the islam in Europe fulfills my honour, pride and happiness" said Bouyeri to the OM (Public prosecutor) in the packed court in Amsterdam-Osdorp...
  • The threat is real (Andrew Bolt)

    11/09/2005 1:30:04 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies · 1,986+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9th November 2005 | Andrew Bolt
    SO it wasn't a political stunt. It isn't about Iraq. And the threat of Islamist terror right here is more real than many pretend. How real? If the police are right, they have saved scores of you from being blown up -- as people in Madrid and London were blown up. As NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney put it, the arrest yesterday of 17 Muslim men disrupted "the final stages of a large-scale terrorist attack". He said explosive material had already been collected. Yet only last week, Prime Minister John Howard was pilloried by many for having warned of an...
  • Dutch MP plans third Islam film

    12/16/2005 8:48:03 PM PST · by traumer · 7 replies · 436+ views
    The Dutch MP who wrote a controversial film on Islam that led to the murder of director Theo Van Gogh is planning a third instalment. Somalia-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali said that in the third Submission feature "God himself will answer their questions". The first film told the story of women who asked for Allah's help after being raped, beaten and forced into marriage. The sequel focused on homosexuality in Islam, but Ali said that using Allah in part three would be "the hardest part". "Who could play Allah? Also you need actors that are not afraid to take on the...
  • Tolerance or Death! European culture leaders should smack down fanatical Islamists.

    12/10/2005 12:21:15 PM PST · by billorites · 3 replies · 291+ views
    ReasonOnline ^ | November 30, 2005 | Bruce Bawer
    It's been a tough year for freedom of expression in Europe. On November 2, 2004, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was butchered in an Amsterdam street by Mohammed Bouyeri, a radical Muslim enraged over Submission, van Gogh's blunt film about women's subjugation under Islam. For many Europeans, the murder of one of the Netherlands' most outspoken public figures underscored the importance of protecting freedom of expression. ("Long live the Netherlands, long live free speech!" read one anonymous note placed amid the thousands of flowers and memorial tributes at the scene of the crime.) Many members of Europe's fast-growing Muslim communities,...
  • Politician's security irks her neighbors

    11/10/2005 12:05:40 PM PST · by JZelle · 3 replies · 431+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-10-05 | UPI
    Security around the home of a Dutch member of Parliament threatened my Muslim extremists has angered her neighbors to the point of a court challenge. Citing "unbearable disruptions," Amsterdam neighbors of Ayaan Hirsi Ali filed the suit, which will be heard by a court in The Hague on Nov. 25, the newspaper Algemeen Dagblad said Thursday. Somali-born Hirsi Ali has received numerous death threats after she worked with filmmaker Theo van Gogh on the short film, "Submission," which was critical of how women are treated in Islamic societies. Van Gogh was slain Nov. 2, 2004. Her neighbors, however, say they...
  • Divided Dutch mark anniversary of Van Gogh murder

    11/02/2005 5:07:38 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 12 replies · 631+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 2, 2005 | Bruce Mutsvairo
    Amsterdam struggles to address the threat of Islamic terrorism, while maintaining its liberal values. AMSTERDAM – When Hisham Boumediene decided to move to the Netherlands 14 years ago, he had little doubt about his choice for an adopted permanent home. Within a year of his arrival, the Moroccan-born chef had learned his new country's language, found love, and was enjoying all things Dutch. But as the Netherlands marks the anniversary this week of filmmaker Theo van Gogh's murder by a young Islamist, Mr. Boumediene says the society he came to love will never be the same again. "I get a...
  • A Year of Living Dangerously (must read on islam in europe)

    11/02/2005 8:14:03 AM PST · by milwguy · 12 replies · 855+ views
    One year ago today, the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh had his throat ritually slit by Mohamed Bouyeri, a Muslim born in Holland who spoke fluent Dutch. This event has totally transformed Dutch politics, leading to stepped-up police controls that have now virtually shut off new immigration there. Together with the July 7 bombings in London (also perpetrated by second generation Muslims who were British citizens), this event should also change dramatically our view of the nature of the threat from radical Islamism. We have tended to see jihadist terrorism as something produced in dysfunctional parts of the world, such...
  • Vincent and Van Gogh

    08/08/2005 7:28:04 AM PDT · by JohnnyLawrence4U · 7 replies · 373+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 8.8.2005 | Bryan Preston
    Casualties of war. That phrase conjures up thoughts of the young drafted soldier who never returned to the farm he grew up on. It makes us think of generals ordering grand armies to sweep across plains or ships sunk by the cruel torpedoes of a submarine. "Casualties of war" never makes us think of art critics or filmmakers. Art critics almost never have anything to do with war except perhaps as protestors, and while filmmakers sometimes end up orchestrating battles and ordering actors to fake death, they are usually detached from actual combat.
  • Moroccans Beat Up van Gogh's Son, 14

    07/28/2005 6:14:47 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 31 replies · 1,080+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | July 28, 2005
    You'd think the vast majority of decent, law-abiding Muslims (about whom we hear so much, but whom we never see taking action against the jihadists) would be coming up to Lieuwe van Gogh, son of the murdered Theo van Gogh, expressing their sorrow, and offering their condolences. Instead, this. From Rogier Van Bakel's Nobody's Business blog (thanks to JS):Since the murder of Theo van Gogh, last November, his now 14-year-old son Lieuwe has twice been physically attacked by young Moroccans, or (more likely) Dutch citizens of Moroccan descent. [Link, in Dutch.] Van Gogh's parents said this in an interview on...
  • Van Gogh killer jailed for life

    07/26/2005 5:03:23 AM PDT · by Wiz · 33 replies · 554+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2005 Jul 26
    A Dutch court has sentenced a 27-year-old radical Islamist to life in prison for the November murder of controversial film-maker Theo van Gogh. Mohammed Bouyeri, who has joint Dutch-Moroccan nationality, had made a courtroom confession and had vowed to do the same again if given the chance. The murder in Amsterdam stunned the Netherlands. The court ruled that it was a terrorist act. The judge said the murder had triggered "great fear and insecurity" in society. "The murder of Theo van Gogh provoked a wave of revulsion and disdain in the Netherlands. Theo van Gogh was mercilessly slaughtered," said Judge...
  • Court Sentences Killer of Dutch Filmmaker

    07/26/2005 4:45:59 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies · 537+ views
    YahooNews/AP ^ | 7-26-05
    Court Sentences Killer of Dutch Filmmaker By ANTHONY DEUTSCH,/ Associated Press Writer A Dutch court sentenced the killer of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh to life in prison Tuesday, the harshest sentence possible for a murder that heightened ethnic tensions and raised concerns about homegrown Islamic terrorism. Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, had mounted no defense at his two-day trial earlier this month for the Nov. 2 slaying of Van Gogh, whom he accused of insulting Islam, and told the court he would do it again if given the chance. Presiding judge Udo Willem Bentinck said life in prison was the only fitting...
  • Europe's Native-Born Enemy

    07/15/2005 7:30:16 AM PDT · by manny613 · 5 replies · 379+ views
    Last Nov. 2 Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker and descendant of the painter, was cycling through Amsterdam. He was accosted by Mohammed Bouyeri, who shot him six times as van Gogh pleaded, "We can still talk about it! Don't do it!" Bouyeri then cut his throat with a kitchen knife, practically severing his head. Bouyeri was not done. He then took a five-page Islamist manifesto and with his knife impaled it on van Gogh's chest. On trial now in the Netherlands, Bouyeri is unrepentant. In court he turned to van Gogh's grieving mother and with infinite cruelty said to her,...
  • Worries Over Mohammed B. Becoming 'Prison Prophet'

    07/15/2005 9:23:37 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies · 417+ views
    NIS news bulletin (Netherlands) ^ | July 7, 2005 | unstated
    AMSTERDAM, 15/7/05 - Both the Lower House and the Public Prosecutors' Office (OM) fear that Theo van Gogh's killer Mohammed B. will use his years in prison to spread radical Islamic messages to other inmates and into the outside world. They demand that Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner take steps to prevent this. During the inquiry into the murder of prominent columnist, filmmaker and Islam-critic Theo van Gogh, the OM intercepted two documents written by Mohammed B. in pre-trial custody. He had called one 'The constitution of a fundamentalist', the other was a poem praising Osama bin Laden. The OM...
  • Suspect in Dutch filmmaker's murder makes dramatic court room confession

    07/12/2005 4:59:44 PM PDT · by hineybona · 28 replies · 598+ views
    yahoo news ^ | Tuesday July 12 | yahoo news
    he man accused of killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh confessed to a Dutch court that he acted out of his religious beliefs, saying he would do "exactly the same" if he were ever set free. "I take complete responsibility for my actions. I acted purely in the name of my religion," 27-year-old Dutch-Moroccan national Mohammed Bouyeri told the court in Amsterdam on the final day of his trial. Prosecutor Frits van Straelen demanded a life sentence for Bouyeri for killing Van Gogh on an Amsterdam street on November 2, 2004. He recalled the particular brutality of the murder in...
  • Suspect in Dutch filmmaker's murder makes dramatic court room confession - (would "do it again..!")

    07/12/2005 3:30:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 480+ views
    YAHOO SINGAPORE NEWS.COM ^ | JULY 12, 2005 | Staff Writer
    The man accused of killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh confessed to a Dutch court that he acted out of his religious beliefs, saying he would do "exactly the same" if he were ever set free. "I take complete responsibility for my actions. I acted purely in the name of my religion," 27-year-old Dutch-Moroccan national Mohammed Bouyeri told the court in Amsterdam on the final day of his trial. Prosecutor Frits van Straelen demanded a life sentence for Bouyeri for killing Van Gogh on an Amsterdam street on November 2, 2004. He recalled the particular brutality of the murder in...