Geert Wilders: Paying a high price but here’s why he won’t back down

TORONTO – According to Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders his life changed irrevocably the day Mohammed Bouyeri murdered filmmaker Theo Van Gogh in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam. In 2004, Bouyeri shot and stabbed Van Gogh multiple times, tried to decapitate him and drove a knife through a five-page letter straight into Van Gogh’s body. The death threats in Bouyeri’s letter forced Wilders, and fellow politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali, into a restrictive life of secrecy and high security.

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