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Murder in Amsterdam by Ian Buruma
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Sep 01, 10

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Read in August, 2010

This goes into the situation in Holland preceding and after the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh by Mohamad Bouyeri. It profiles Bouyeri, Van Gogh, another murdered Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn and the Somalian woman turned anti-Islam activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

While I support their commitment to free speech Van Gogh and Fortuyn don't seem particuarly heroic to me. The homosexual Fortuyn, who admitted that he enjoyed having sex with "Moroccan boys" before he was killed, only took an anti-immigration stance after seeing gays being hassled by Morrocan youth in Amsterdam. Van Gogh was one of these narcistic attention whore types that could only make himself the center of attention by being obnoxious and offensive. I think Fortuyn only saw the Muslims as a threat to his own personal hedonism and Van Gogh saw them as a threat to his eternal obnoxious infantilism. Neither one were exactly Blood and Soil types. They as well as the author of this book seemed to have no clue as to the real reasons for and who is behind this mass immigration into "the west", seeing it all as some grand accident that was accelerated by naive liberals. They were way too immersed in the Amsterdam scene and their own personal narcissism to see the big picture.

As far as Ayaan Hirsi Ali she comes off as self important and in love with being chauffeured around, pampered and recieving attention. I would imagine she's being funded by some Zionist neo-conservative faction of the new world order. I have no faith whatsoever in any of these right wing anti-Muslim political parties that in some cases have quite a bit of power whether it be Geert Wilders political party in Holland, the Dansk Folk Party in Denmark, the BNP, Le Penn in France, etc. Anti-Muslim sentiment is the one form of racism from white people that is tolerated by the world order as long as they get to control it, it serves their purposes and real root causes of the problem is not named.

This book is good for getting background information and basic history on the situation in Holland but at the end of the day the author and the people profiled in it are more or less clueless. I did learn that the Dutch are possibly more guilt ridden over WW2 than the Germans. Everytime the Dutch would make a step in the right direction or look out for their own self interests the Holocaust and Anne Frank are invoked. So if your white and your not celebrating the death of your culture and race then you must be an evil little Hitler.
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message 1: by Pat (new)

Pat Shackleford Hirsi Ali know works for a neoconservative think-tank. One of the reasons was that the dutch government refused to pay for her security after her parliamentary career.

Fortuyn and van Gogh were both integrationists, they saw islam as a problem for the integration process. Anti-islamism is a battle against symptoms, which has become "salonfähig" in European countries.


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