Saturday, October 23, 2010

"You remain silent. Like the grave I long for."

I am reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali's book "Infidel". The book begins with a brief recounting of Ayaan's friend and filmmaking partner, Theo Van Gogh, and his murder because of this film:

"As Theo cycled down the Linnaeusstraat, Muhammad Bouyeri approached. He pulled out his gun and shot Theo several times. Theo fell off his bike and lurched across the road, then collapsed. Bouyeri followed. Theo begged, "Can't we talk about this?" but Bouyeri shot him four more times. Then he took out one of his butcher knives and sawed into Theo's throat. With the other knife, he stabbed a five-page letter onto Theo's chest.

The letter was addressed to me."

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