Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, November 12, 2004
The van Gogh killing is indeed like 9/11 in one respect; too many left intellectuals are saying he brought it on himself by criticising Islam.

Stefan Beck reminds us that "In moral terms, there is precious little difference between murdering a crude, blustering filmmaker and murdering schoolchildren in Beslan. Too much of the commentary on Theo van Gogh has obscured this fact".

You just can't say it too often.