News from Cid Martel:
No monument for Theo van Gogh, from Fok:
There will be no monument for Theo van Gogh where he was killed. Council member Martin Verbeet (social-democrat) says such a monument could lead to provocations and unrest in the neighbourhood. They would like to remember him every year but the emphasis then needs to be on freedom of speech and the provocative way in which Theo van Gogh used to express himself.
In other words: “They killed him, and if we memorialize him, they may kill us. Let’s just forget the whole thing.”