Impervious horrors of a leeward shore (arpad) wrote,
Impervious horrors of a leeward shore

Theo van Gogh murder

Dutch film maker Theo van Gogh, who made a controversial film about Islamic culture, has been stabbed and shot dead in Amsterdam, Dutch police say.(BBC)

Via imomus here


No - I don't want to write usual crap about "impotent European liberals", "backward Muslims" and arcane question of "joint Dutch and Moroccan nationality".

What I do want to consider is that the problem of "militant Islam" is clearly rooted not in Muslim world, but in Arab world. Whereas Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia are adapting, Arab countries lag behind. And the lag is too great.

That makes me think that accepting/rejecting Turkey in EU is a most important political choice of this decade.

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