Riding Pim’s Wave

Sam Cherribi

in In the House of War

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199734115
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866113 | DOI:


Riding Pim’s Wave

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This chapter focuses on Islam in the aftermath of the killing of Theo van Gogh. The Dutch print media, as well as Dutch public and commercial broadcasters, have openly admired the heirs of the anti-Islam discourse broached by Pim Fortuyn, Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders. Their respective movies/ documentaries, “Submission” and, more recently, “Fitna” garnered intense media attention, especially in Europe. The prevalent lens of secularism in the media distorts the condition of faithfulness and alienates those who might otherwise be more inclined to seek greater assimilation.

Keywords: imams; Theo van Gogh; Pim Fortuyn; Hirsi Ali and Geert Wilders; framing; media; contested issues

Chapter.  13375 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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