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Author Buruma, Ian.

Title Murder in Amsterdam : the death of Theo van Gogh and the limits of tolerance / Ian Buruma
Published New York : Penguin Press, 2006


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Description 278 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "On a cold November day in Amsterdam, an angry young Muslim man, Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroccan immigrants, shot and killed the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, great-grandnephew of Vincent and iconic European provocateur, for making a movie with the Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." After Bouyeri shot Van Gogh, he calmly stood over the body and cut his throat with a curved machete, as if performing a ritual sacrifice, which in a very real sense he was." "The murder horrified quiet, complacent, prosperous Holland, a country that prides itself on being a bastion of tolerance, and sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to the country of his childhood to investigate the event and its larger meaning."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-267) and index
Subject Gogh, Theo van, 1957-2004 -- Assassination.
Toleration -- Netherlands -- History -- 21st century.
Toleration -- Europe -- History -- 21st century.
Netherlands -- Ethnic relations.
Europe -- Ethnic relations.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2006043606
ISBN 1594201080 hardback