Van Gogh killer sentenced to life

Van Gogh killer sentenced to life

[JURIST] Muslim extremist Mohammed Bouyeri [Wikipedia profile], who confessed to the November 2004 murder [JURIST report] of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh [Wikipedia profile], was sentenced to life in prison, the harshest possible sentence, on Tuesday in Amsterdam. Bouyeri said he killed Van Gough in response to his film, "Submission" [synopsis and film clip], which criticized the treatment of women under Islam. The murder sparked retaliatory attacks [JURIST report] and changes in anti-terrorism legislation in the Netherlands. AP has more.