Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence

Penguin, 28 aug. 2007 - 288 pagina's
A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West

Ian Buruma's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The murder sent shock waves across Europe and around the world. Shortly thereafter, Ian Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the event and its larger meaning as part of the great dilemma of our time.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - m.belljackson - LibraryThing

With the exception of tedious and repetitive interludes, MURDER IN AMSTERDAM is finely detailed and informative. It is also terrifying, notably for those of us who fear that Ayaan Hirsi Ali may be more right than right-wing. Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Mohammed Bouyeri was 26 years old when he not only shot Theo van Gogh several times but slashed his throat with a machete as well. He ended his assault by stabbing a note into Van Gogh's lifeless body ... Volledige review lezen


TWO Thank You
THREE The Healthy Smoker
FOUR A Dutch Tragedy
FIVE Submission
SIX A Promising
SEVEN In Memoriam

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Over de auteur (2007)

Ian Buruma is editor of†The New York Review of Books. His previous books include†Their Promised Land,†Year Zero,†The China Lover,†Murder in Amsterdam,†Occidentalism,†God's Dust,†Behind the Mask,†The Wages of Guilt,†Bad Elements,†and Taming the Gods.

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