Freedom Of Religion And Why I'm A Happy Kaffir
The suspect in the slaying of filmmaker Theo van Gogh admitted his guilt to a Dutch court yesterday, declaring that he acted out of religious conviction and would do it again if given the chance.In other words he says, you are less than human. Another news account adds the following:
He turned around in his chair and spoke to Anneke van Gogh, Theo's mother, who was sitting in the public gallery.
"I don't feel your pain," he said. "I have to admit I don't have any sympathy for you. I can't feel for you because I think you're a nonbeliever."
"I take complete responsibility for my actions. I acted purely in the name of my religion... "I acted out of conviction, not because I hated your son."
Prosecutors say Bouyeri, who waived the right to mount a defence, is a radical Muslim dedicated to a holy war against the enemies of Islam.
They allege he murdered Van Gogh to spread terror in the Netherlands.
Is that clear enough? Do you suppose he is that different from the terrorists (apologies to the BBC) who set off the bombs in London? Or elsewhere?
This is isn't rocket science, folks.