Thursday, May 12, 2005

Italy to show Van Gogh documentary; Muslim leaders warn of "high-profile actions" in response

As you may know, Theo Van Gogh produced a 12-minute documentary last year presenting the radical view that, under Islam, women were often mistreated.

The negative response in the Muslim community was, to say the least, overwhelming. So much so that Mr. Van Gogh is now dead and the writer of the film was last reported to be in hiding under armed police guard.

An Italian broadcaster, RAI, has decided to broadcast the short. In response, Muslim leaders have warned of "high-profile actions."

I don't know what "high-profile actions" means exactly, but it doesn't sound good.


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