It shakes a village
Ian Buruma investigates Dutch society after Theo Van Gogh's murder
Murder in Amsterdam:
The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance
by Ian Buruma
Penguin Press HC, The
$25.00 List Price
Two years ago in Amsterdam, a twenty-six-year-old Dutch man named Mohammed Bouyeri shot, stabbed, and slit the throat of newspaper columnist and filmmaker Theo van Gogh. The victim, a great-grandson of Vincent van Gogh's brother, was Holland's foremost provocateur, a self-proclaimed "village idiot" who was not above calling Muslims "goat fuckers" or suggesting that Jews have "wet dreams about being fucked by Dr.