So if you didn't see the film, how can you accuse the filmmakers of being "opportunists"?<quoted text>
Murder of any innocent person must be condemned. I have not seen Van Goh's film and donot know anything about it. Those who committed Van Goh's muder must be treated as criminals.
Let me emphasize that arranged marriages are very common in Asia and Africa. It cannnot be judged from the Wetern eye. There are pro-and con- arguments for any social institution. Although I donot wish to pass any judgment on the dating system (supposedly freedom to chose spouse),there is very little divorce in arranged marriage system. It is for the people of the culture to accept or reject a particular social institution of their culture. Outsiders should not judge that institution from their eyes.
Did Hirsi Ali exploit the ignorance of arrange marriage system in the West for her personal gain?
And, I'm not as fake diplomatic as you are. Arranged marriages are barbaric affronts to civilized society. The reason there's very little divorce in that system is because unhappy, oppositional, and otherwise wayward spouses are usually killed by their husbands, with the full sanction of the state. The rise in so-called "honor killings" in Europe is quite alarming in fact.
However, once again, has any assertion Ali and the late Van Gogh made about the subjugation of women in radical Islam been proven false? All of these tangential objections you are raising serves the purpose of stifling an honest debate on the actual topic that got Van Gogh butchered and Ali forced into hiding.