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mohammed b.

yesterday, mohammed bouyeri (apparently we're allowed to use his full name now) was sentenced to the maximum penalty of life imprisonment with no option of parole. he was jailed for life for shooting and stabbing writer and filmmaker theo van gogh in november 2004. he was also found guilty of the attempted murder of several police officers, making threats against a politician and the illegal possession of firearms.

let's just hope this is really the end of this story, but i'm afraid it won't be.. given the chance, bouyeri could very well try to influence his fellow inmates.
and also, every time radical muslims are in the news, so are these right wing politicians. pretending to be worried about what's happening in this country, but in fact only seeking support for their often sickening ideas.

i don't think we've seen the last of them either..


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Jul. 28th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
I'm sure the public haven't seen the last of them. Any time something like this happens, they try to push their own barrows and prejudices. But when stuff like IRA bombings or Oklahoma bombings happen, just because they don't fit their prejudices, they (as well as the media) don't seem to portray the acts in the same way.
Jul. 28th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
I doubt that we've heard the last of this. What mechanism is in place to prevent some of his fundamentalist cronies from hijacking a school bus next week with the threat of shooting one kid every hour until this dude is released?

If there's any justification for capital punishment, that's probably one of the best ones.

Jul. 30th, 2005 03:16 am (UTC)
i don't believe in capital punishment, for various reasons..
in this particular case, they would have done this guy a favour. after he had killed van gogh he tried his best to get shot by the police (and become a martyr i suppose)
Jul. 28th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
I like french fries.
Jul. 28th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
i heard about this. it is quite fuct.
have you watched the film van gogh made?
i would really like to see it...
Jul. 28th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
yes i did. it premièred on television and then hell sort of broke loose.. :p
i don't see what all the fuss was about, but then i'm not male and not a muslim.
there's a link to a short clip from the film here. i haven't checked if it works though..
Jul. 29th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
whether you're easily offended, male, muslim, or even an asshole, such violence is vile and disgusting...
this website you linked states that "goat-fuckers" was the van gogh's preferred moniker for Muslim immigrants...
very sad.
Jul. 29th, 2005 01:16 am (UTC)
wow i just watched the clip...
it was certainly very unsubtle and rather inflammatory,
but i would expect muslims to respond by persecuting the men that abuse their wives in such a horrible way.
Jul. 28th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
..."every time radical muslims are in the news, so are these right wing politicians. pretending to be worried about what's happening in this country, but in fact only seeking support for their often sickening ideas."

So very true.
Jul. 29th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
I personally wouldn't mind just getting rid of them (killing them as opposed to supporting them for the rest of their evil little lives). People like that, though, the death penalty doesn't seem to matter to them, perhaps it is more cruel to lock them up so they have to live with what they did instead. Like they care. Hate is so unfortunate. I do find it interesting that the man who shot Pope John Paul later repented and asked him for forgiveness. I'm relatively sure everyone pretty much gave up on him, and was as surprised as I was he was able to let go his hate. John Paul forgave him, do you suppose he ever forgave himself? My personal opinion is it's the hardest kind of forgiveness, and ultimately, the most important...
I do agree with Terry Pratchett in that organized religion tells us how nice things will be after this life. Not an exact quote but it could be pretty nice here if we put our minds to it...
Take care
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