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

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

by Ian Buruma

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Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence by Ian Buruma

A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West

Ian Buruma's Murder in Amsterdam is 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143112365
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 469,594
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Ian Buruma is editor of The New York Review of Books. His previous books include Their Promised Land, Year ZeroThe China LoverMurder in AmsterdamOccidentalism, God's Dust, Behind the Mask, The Wages of Guilt, Bad Elementsand Taming the Gods.

Table of Contents

Murder in AmsterdamOne: 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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"Fascinating . . . Characteristically vivid and astute."
-Timothy Garton Ash, The New York Review of Books

"[Murder in Amsterdam] is a work of philosophical and narrative tension, strikingly sharp and brooding, frank and openly curious."
-San Francisco Chronicle

"Shrewd, subtly argued."
-The New York Times Book Review

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