Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Memorializing Theo Van Gogh
Friends and fans of Theo van Gogh attend the unveiling of a sculpture in memory of the slain film maker in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday March 18, 2007. The sculpture was unveiled near the spot where the controversial film maker was murdered in 2004 by an Islamic extremist. Amsterdam mayor Job Cohen and a Dutch comedian praised Van Gogh and his work as the metal sculpture was revealed at a park in eastern Amsterdam. Titled 'The Scream,' the memorial took the form of a series of profiles of Van Gogh in stainless steel-coated ceramics, showing the film maker gradually opening his mouth into a scream. Van Gogh was shot and then stabbed by Mohammed Bouyeri in November 2004, a brutal murder that shook the multicultural Netherlands to its foundations and sparked a backlash that included the torching of several mosques.
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Hat tip to Fortress Australia Outpost for this find.
It's heartwarming to see that these people are honoring Theo Van Gogh in the face of murderous terrorist cowards!
I wonder how long this memorial will stand before the same sort of Islamic scum who slaughtered Theo vandalize this tribute to his memory.