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Paul Berman’s new book a controversial polemic on religious fundamentalism

Paul Berman’s new book a controversial polemic on religious fundamentalism

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/paul_bermans_new_book_a_controversial_polemic_on_religious_fundamentalism_2

It might have been a grotesque scene out of a Dan Brown thriller: In the middle of the day, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered by a 26-year-old Moroccan Dutchman named Mohammed Bouyeri. Bouyeri shot Van Gogh, then slit his throat with a machete. After the murder, he affixed a five-page note to his victim by plunging a smaller knife into his chest.

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