No reason to rehash the background or brutal nihilism of the murder, you should know them by now. If not, go ahead and buy your daughter a burka. (OK Dhimmi, here you go
Bouyeri shot Mr van Gogh on a busy Amsterdam street as the film-maker cycled to his office. Wounded, Mr van Gogh pleaded: "We can still talk about it! Don't do it! Don't do it."That should give you a starter.
The court was told that Bouyeri shot his victim six times then slit his throat with a kitchen knife, severing Mr van Gogh's neck down to the backbone before impaling to his chest with the knife a five-page note threatening other public figures.
What is interesting is how, even though the murderer was raised in The Netherlands, due to the fruits of multi-culti-crap, nothing Western took root. He, though sane, speaks from a perspective that is totally out of phase for a 21th century secular society that it is almost like watching a Dane argue with a Zulu; each speaking in thier own tongue; neither understanding the other.
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Mohammed Bouyeri, a baby-faced 27-year-old with joint Moroccan and Dutch nationality, limped into court with what appeared to be a large Koran under one arm. Wearing a black, collarless gown and a black and white Palestinian-style headscarf, he smirked at the panel of three black-robed judges.Idle hands are allah's workshop is seems.
He offered no defence, instructing his lawyer to tell the court that he acknowledged only Islamic law.
The man accused of killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh confessed to a Dutch court that he acted out of his religious beliefs, saying he would do "exactly the same" if he were ever set free.
"I take complete responsibility for my actions. I acted purely in the name of my religion,"
Bouyeri displayed contempt for the judges, prosecutors, psychologists and police. He yawned, stroked his beard, prodded his face with a pen and played an imaginary piano on his thighs.
Mr van Gogh's mother, Anneke, delivered a brief victim statement to the court. Her voice shaking, she said of Bouyeri: "He had the time to plan this, because for three years he was on unemployment benefits."In a pathetic twist, I don't know what happened to the Dutch blood that
Two senior policemen involved in the final shootout with Bouyeri appeared in court to ask for €3,000 (£2,060) compensation for emotional distress.Before you read the next thing, pretend you are a hard-core "I love death" Islamist.
Insp Marcel Groenendaal and Brig J S de Ruyter said they had suffered loss of concentration and apathy since the gunfight. Bouyeri rolled his eyes at their testimony, apparently amused.
In addition to a life sentence, the prosecution also demanded that Bouyeri be stripped of his right to vote or stand for election for the rest of his life, "to literally place him outside of our democracy".Yikes!
"I can assure you that one day, should I be set free, I would do exactly the same, exactly the same," he said, speaking slowly in sometimes halted Dutch.21st Century Western laws and justice are a joke for these people. The Netherlands needs new rules.
He said he felt an obligation to Van Gogh's mother Anneke, present in court, to speak, but offered no sympathy.
"I have to admit I do not feel for you, I do not feel your pain, I cannot -- I don't know what it is like to lose a child," he said as Van Gogh's family and friends looked on.
"I cannot feel for you ... because I believe you are an infidel," he added.
"I acted out of conviction -- not because I hated your son."
Van Gogh's mother listened quietly as Bouyeri, wearing a Palestinian black and white headscarf, spoke with a hint of admiration for her son.
"I cannot accuse your son of hypocrisy because he was not a hypocrite. He said things out of conviction," Bouyeri said of Van Gogh.
There are some good things coming out of this trial, and you can see it growing a bit in Britain after the London bombing: some are starting to turn away from the Political Correctness that has placed their cultures in a position they cannot defend themselves; in this case the speech laws springing up from
"It is clear that hard, sometimes offensive, sometimes insulting statements by commentators or columnists do not always make a positive contribution to a responsible debate on, for example, integration. That annoys the government. But much worse, intolerable, is an implicit or explicit curtailment of the freedom of expression. The government in particular should take to heart the perhaps too often quoted, but nonetheless beautiful: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it'."A step in the right direction. Faster please.