The Limits Of Tolerance

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PASSIONS ENFLAMED: A fire rages at an Islamic school in Uden

A filmmaker is shot and stabbed to death in broad daylight on the edge of a city park. Streets fill with tens of thousands of angry protesters. Police storm an apartment, are attacked with a grenade, and arrest two accused terrorists. One Islamic school is bombed, another burned to the ground, and more than a dozen mosques and churches set ablaze — with a severed pig's head left as a calling card outside one of the mosques. Can all of this really be happening in the calm, tolerant, liberal Netherlands?

The answer is yes. Immediately after the Nov....

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