Book Discussion on Murder in Amsterdam

Ian Buruma talked about his book Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, published by Penguin… read more

Ian Buruma talked about his book Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, published by Penguin Press. He read excerpts from his book. Professor Buruma talked about the tension between the Dutch natives and the Muslim immigrants living in the Netherlands, focusing on the 2004 murder of media personality Theo van Gogh. Mr. Van Gogh’s murderer, a Muslim, targeted the outspoken Dutchman because he created a documentary criticizing the treatment of women under Islam. The author used this case to argue against the commonly-held idea that Holland is a very tolerant nation. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Murder in Amsterdam

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 28, 2006
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2006

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  • Oct 28, 2006 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2006 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 12, 2006 | 5:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 20, 2006 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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