Friday, February 03, 2006

Remember Theo van Gogh?

He was a film director, who was murdered by religious fundamentalists a while ago.

Yesterday I saw a report from Holland on television - a film crew wandering the streets to get someone to speak a few words on the film he made. Positive or negative - just a few words.

Everyone said "no comment" or just went on without saying anything. One even said the magic words "not on camera"... I was surprised and I think publishing the cartoons was the only right thing to do. The terrorists obtained their goals by the murder; people must be too afraid to talk about us and to be critical of our religion. We need this discussion badly in Europe.

Perhaps they should have killed Rushdie too and this whole cartoon crisis could have been avoided - just as some fundamentalist peace-lover explained yesterday.

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