Holland: A Year Since Van Gogh Was Slain By MuslimHolland: A Year Since Van Gogh Was Slain By Muslim
One year ago tomorrow, film-maker Theo van Gogh, controversial film-maker was stabbed, then shot, and his head nearly decapitated for making a film, called "Submission" in which images of naked women were combined with texts from the Koran. No more. Van Gogh did not call Prophet Mohammed a pedophile (for consummating his marriage with Aisha when she was 9 and he was in his 50s). Van Gogh did not insult the Prophet by calling him a murderer, nor a rapist, even though Mohammed condoned both. tension.
Though most Muslims are peaceful, the founder of their religion murdered and pillaged. Therefore, Islam will always be a source of threat to peaceful secularised societies. If the founder of a religion killed in the name of religion, then "true" followers of that faith have an example to follow. Osama bin Laden is a murderer. He is also a true Muslim. The murder of van Gogh served to remind people in Holland, and throughout the West, that Islam, when "insulted", is no religion of peace.