9780143112365

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143112365

  • ISBN10:

    0143112368

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/28/2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma s Murder in Amsterdamis 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.

Author Biography

Ian Buruma is currently the Luce Professor at Bard College. He is the author of numerous books and coauthor of Occidentalism.

Table of Contents

Murder in Amsterdam One: Holy War in Amsterdam

Two: Thank You, Pim

Three: The Healthy Smoker

Four: A Dutch Tragedy

Five: Submission

Six: A Promising Boy

Seven: In Memoriam

Postscript
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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