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Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence - Ian Buruma
Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143112365 (0143112368)
ASIN: 143112368
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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A Non Fiction book that gives a very scary picture of the situation in Holland around the time and since the murder of Theo van Gogh in 2004. Even more so for me, since I'm Dutch. I haven't lived in Holland for 12 years and now find that the place I was reading about was not a place I could recogniz...
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