Today I finished work quite early. While driving home, the radio program was suddenly interupted by the sad message that politician Pim Fortuyn had been shot after he left the building of a radio station where he had given an interview.
Tonight I've been watching the TV for some hours, Fortuyn died because of his woundings and is now officially declared dead.
Some say he was killed because of his political opinion and ideas. If this was the reason to kill him, the attack on Fortuyn was not only an attack on a political leader, but also on the Dutch democracy. In the open democracy we have here in the Netherlands, everyone is allowed to tell his/her opinion.
In a democracy you can have very different opinions, but the debate should be the instrument to win.
If I could I would write some more. But I can't find the right words at this moment. In Dutch yes, but not in English.