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Originally posted by djohnsto77
It was certainly a terrorist act since the murderer attached a letter to Van Gogh threatening many others, including people in the Dutch government.
Since the murder of Theo van Gogh, last November, his now 14-year-old son Lieuwe has twice been physically attacked by young Morrocans, or (more likely) Dutch citizens of Moroccan descent [link, in Dutch]. Van Gogh's parents said this in an interview on national television.
They insisted their grandson had done nothing to provoke the assaults. In one incident, recalled Theo's mother, "[Lieuwe] was walking the dog in the Watergraafsmeer area of Amsterdam, and they came up to him and said, 'Is your name van Gogh?' Lieuwe said no, of course, but they beat him anyway."
She also recounted how, some time after Theo van Gogh's assassination, a group of Moroccans appeared in the street where he had lived, inquiring about Lieuwe's whereabouts. It was the neighbors' understanding that the visitors weren't there to offer condolences, and the police were called — but according to the filmmaker's mother, no one bothered to show up. That would have been in keeping with local officers' alleged non-action after the two beatings Lieuwe received. The cops were called then, too, Anneke van Gogh told the TV interviewer, but they declined to make an appearance.
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