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Muslims condemn burqa ban

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Muslims in the Netherlands say a move by the Dutch government to ban the wearing of burqa by Muslim women is an attempt to win the anti-immigration vote.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
By United Press International

Terror suspects go on trial in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Netherlands court in Amsterdam Monday opened its trial of six terror suspects, who face the country's tough new anti-terror laws.

Hirsi Ali resigns from Dutch parliament

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 16 (UPI) -- Dutch lawmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali announced she is giving up her seat in parliament and leaving the Netherlands now that her citizenship has been revoked.

Netherlands MP's asylum being investigated

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 15 (UPI) -- A Dutch lawmaker accused of lying to immigration officials has decided to leave the Netherlands and move to the United States.

Man gets 3 years for jihad recruitment

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A young Moroccan-Dutch man has been sentenced to three years in prison for trying to recruit fellow inmates to attack "enemies of Islam." Expatica reports a three-judge panel also found that the defendant, identified as Bilal L., also tried to convince me

Hollywood to remake to van Gogh films

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood is planning remakes of two films by slain Dutch director Theo Van Gogh, "Blind Date and "Interview."

Amsterdam terror group trial begins

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Netherlands trial for 14 Islamic terror suspects began in Amsterdam Monday, relating back to the killing of filmmaker Theo van Gogh.

Dutch film to look at Islam and gays

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A member of the Dutch parliament said she will make a film about Islam and homosexuality as a sequel to a religion-based movie that got a collaborator killed.

Politician's security irks her neighbors

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Security around the home of a Dutch member of Parliament threatened my Muslim extremists has angered her neighbors to the point of a court challenge.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2005 with 59 to follow.
By United Press International

7 in Netherlands accused of terror plot

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Police in the Netherlands arrested seven suspected terrorists and sealed off government buildings Friday.

Netherlands may ban burka

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Women may be banned from wearing the traditional Islamic burka in the Netherlands, making that country the first in Europe to introduce such a tough measure.

Deaths hang over Dutch film festival

UTRECHT, Netherlands, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The 25th Jubilee edition of the Netherlands Film Festival is a bittersweet affair with two key deaths casting a pall over the festivities.

Van Gogh killer to face terror charges

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 27 (UPI) -- The killer of film-maker Theo Van Gogh was charged Wednesday with being a member of a terrorist network plotting to kill Dutch parliamentarians.
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Theodorus "Theo" van Gogh (1 May 1857 – 25 January 1891) was a Dutch art dealer. He was the younger brother of Vincent van Gogh, and Theo's unfailing financial support allowed his brother to devote himself entirely to painting. Theo died at the age of 33, several months after Vincent had died at the age of 37.

Theodorus "Theo" van Gogh was born on 1 May 1857 in the village Groot-Zundert in the province of Brabant, Netherlands. He was the son of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. His elder brother was Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), who later became a famous painter.

Vincent worked for some years at the Dutch (The Hague) office of the Parisian art dealers Goupil & Cie, and Theo joined the Brussels office on 1 January 1873 as their youngest employee. After Vincent was transferred to the London office, Theo moved to the office in The Hague, where he developed into a successful art dealer. By 1884, he was transferred to the Paris main office. Starting in the winter of 1880–1881, he sent painting materials as well as monthly financial support to Vincent, who was living back in the Netherlands.

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