Murder In Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, And The Limits Of Tolerence

Paperback | August 28, 2007

byIan Buruma

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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.

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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, t...

Ian Buruma is currently Luce Professor at Bard College. His previous books include God's Dust, Behind the Mask, The Missionary & The Libertine, Playing the Game, The Wages of Guilt, Anglomania, and Bad Elements. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:August 28, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143112368

ISBN - 13:9780143112365

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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

Editorial Reviews

"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