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Posted: 11/2/2004 3:13:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2004 3:14:24 AM EST by raven]
Women in Islam film man 'murdered'

Tuesday, November 2, 2004 Posted: 6:08 AM EST (1108 GMT)

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) -- A controversial Dutch filmmaker and newspaper columnist Theo van Gogh, who made a film about violence against women in Islamic societies, has been murdered in Amsterdam, police said.

Amsterdam police said Van Gogh had been stabbed and shot in the centre of the city Tuesday.

Van Gogh's short feature film "Submission" angered some Dutch Muslims for its portrayal of a Muslim woman who is abused by her husband.

Police said they arrested a man at the scene after an exchange of gunfire in which the suspect wounded a police officer. The suspect was wounded in his leg.

Some Dutch media said Van Gogh had been planning to make a film about anti-immigration populist Pim Fortuyn, who was gunned down by an animal rights activist in May 2002, days before his grass-roots party stormed to second place in a general election.

Van Gogh received death threats after "Submission" was broadcast earlier this year. He made the film with Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee who won Dutch citizenship after fleeing an arranged marriage 12 years ago.

She has been under police protection after receiving death threats.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:30:19 AM EST
A Rushdie thing...
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:32:11 AM EST
Fuck the both of 'em.

Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:41:49 AM EST
Just more fun and games from the "Religion of Peace"....

- CD
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 3:43:45 AM EST
"gunned down by animal rights activists..."

thank God our liberals don't know how to use guns...
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