Thursday, November 04, 2004

"This is what you get when you open the door to Muslim fundamentalists."

The Guardian of all places has a roundup of Dutch newspapers on the killing of Van Gogh by a Muslim man. It makes for fascinating reading.

Telegraaf, the Netherlands' largest daily, was bewildered. "We are so tolerant here towards these religious fascists that we allow them to hack away at the very roots of our freedom," it said. "This is what you get when you open the door to Muslim fundamentalists."

"For centuries, we played the game of the progress of civilisation, consulted one other, tolerated differences of opinion," added Trouw, but now "we are surrounded by trigger-happy criminals and summary executions."

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