You'd better say that he's been slaughtered
Theo van Gogh (family of the famous dutch painter Vincent van Gogh) was a controversial writer of columns, books, essays and producers of movies. He always thought that people should be able to say what they want.
Because of political correctness people (and politicians) didn't (or don't) recognize muslim fundamentalism as a threat to society. He hated this pc attitude of the big politic parties and said that this threat would become bigger and bigger as long as you're not allowed to talk about it.
A big friend of him, Pim Fortuyn, was started his own political party to change this way of protective thinking. 'You can't fix things by simply ignoring it' was his motto. This party was heading for a huge election victory. But days before the election Fortuyn was murdered.
Today a muslim fundamentalist slaughtered van Gogh. While Theo was riding on his bike, the killer shot him Theo with several shots. Theo tried to escape and stumbled across the street. The killer followed and shot him again. The he stabbed him with a big knife many times. Then he pinned a letter with the knife to chest of Theo. According to witnesses the killer waited next to the body to be sure that Theo was actually dead. He also cut Theo's throat.
Then he tried to escape. After a huge gunfight with the police he was finally captured.
Where's the world heading to? Who runs the world nowadays? It seems like we've been captured by fear......
By the way, the terrorist attack in Madrid was 911 days after 9-11. The murder on Van Gogh is 911 days after the murder on Fortuyn. Weird....