Allowing himself to be killed to further his diabolical scheme of demonizing Islam!
'Van Gogh’s film, Submission, showing abused female bodies superimposed with misogynist texts from the Koran, was broadcast on Dutch television in September. Few pointed out that he could have made a similar film with misogynist texts from the Bible. Rather, it spoke to the growing belief that Islam is incompatible with Dutch society. Van Gogh’s killing fed this belief.'
Never mind that Van Gogh has criticized Christianity quite unsubtly as well. If you want an example, click here, for a piece Van Gogh wrote after he had been sued by a Christian group for blasphemy. (He won.)
For your enjoyment, here are a few (translated) quotes from the article Van Gogh wrote:
'It must be a relief to p.c. thinkers that there are also totalitarian Christian mongrels.'
'One cannot speak with enough disdain about believers who turn to a judge to win a debate.'
'Also, I am convinced a civilized society distinguishes itself from barbarian societies in the way it allows its subjects to make a fool out of God or Allah. This is a right we will have to earn by fighting for it in eternity.'
'It's a true honor to be sued by followers of that rotten fish from Nazareth.'
Anyway, I guess you can just conveniently ignore any facts you don't like if they don't suit your political - I mean: journalistic - goals.
Here's the rest of a not entirely trustworthy Financial Times article.
Oh, and if you want to see the film Submission - labelled soft porn by The Nation (whatever floats your boat) - just click here. As I said before, I'd like to get that counter up to 16,297,692 - the current population of the Netherlands.