Theo Van Gogh
Theo Van Gogh (1957-2004) was a Dutch filmmaker who co-directed the 2003 film Submission with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, which showed how badly women in Islamic countries were treated. He was the great-grandson of Vincent Van Gogh's brother (with the same name).
In 2004, he was brutally murdered by an Islamic extremist, because of Submission and his criticism of Islam.
- In November 2004, "a Muslim fanatic murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh for making a movie about the abuse of women under Islam".
This case has inspired many right-wing activists in Holland to speak out against the threat of radical Islam, especially Geert Wilders.
Theo Van Gogh was an atheist.