Sunday September 27, 2020

A very Dutch killing

Murder In Amsterdam, by Ian Buruma, Atlantic Books, €19.10.

14th October, 2006

Murder In Amsterdam, by Ian Buruma, Atlantic Books, €19.10.

There was something extremely Dutch about the fact that Theo van Gogh, one of the most famous people in the Netherlands, was travelling to his workplace on a bicycle when he was murdered on November 2, 2004. As the film-maker trundled along an Amsterdam street on a bitterly cold morning, a young man named Mohammed Bouyeri, the son of Moroccan immigrants, stepped forward and blasted him...

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