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Dutch fear loss of tolerance

When the populist politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated two years ago, it was said the Netherlands had lost its innocence. By comparison, film maker Theo van Gogh’s murder has evoked sensations of déjà vu, rather than disbelief. But that does not mean the fall-out will be any less serious. In 2002, the revelation that Pim Fortuyn’s killer was a very Dutch environmental activist, and not a Muslim, had a sobering effect on the angry mobs who were ready to go on the rampage, torch in hand.Full Story

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