Holy Terror is dedicated to Theo Van Gogh.
“Jihad!” screams the suicide bomber, hitting his detonator.
“Gesundheit,” the Fixer replies, kicking him off the roof of the skyscraper. The terrorist explodes in midair. “Leave one of them alive to talk,” the Fixer says to his sidekick, “… We’ll have to torture him.”
“For the first time in my life, I know how it feels to face an existential menace. They want us to die. All of a sudden I realize what my parents were talking about all those years. Patriotism, I now believe, isn’t some sentimental, old conceit. It’s self-preservation. I believe patriotism is central to a nation’s survival. Ben Franklin said it: If we don’t all hang together, we all hang separately.”