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

By Ian Buruma

A revelatory examine what occurs while political Islam collides with the secular West

Ian Buruma 's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a booklet with the intimacy and narrative keep an eye on of against the law novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is well known. On a chilly November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the prestigious and debatable Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh used to be shot and killed via an Islamic extremist for creating a motion picture that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The homicide despatched surprise waves throughout Europe and world wide. almost immediately thereafter, Ian Buruma lower back to his homeland to enquire the development and its greater which means as a part of the nice issue of our time.

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