The murder of Pim Fortuyn

Essay by MartijnJHigh School, 11th gradeB-, October 2014

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Who was Pim Fortuyn and how did he lead to so much commotion in the political establishment and finally lead to his death.

Word Count: 2000

Number of Pages: 15

Table Of Contents:

Section A - Plan Of Investigation Page 3

Section B - Summery Of Evidence Pages 4 - 7

Section C - Evaluation of Sources Pages 8

Section D - Analysis Pages 9 - 10

Section E - Conclusion Pages 11

Section F - Bibliography Pages 12

Appendix Pages 13 - 14

Section A: Plan of Investigation

May 6th 2002, the first political assignation in Netherlands had taken place. Pim Fortuyn, one of the most controversial (1) politician (2) the Netherlands or even Europe have ever had. 2 weeks before he was going to be named Dutch Minister, he got shot 6 times, 3 times in his back, twice in his shoulder and once in his head.

This causes the rise of the question, what political actions led to the final assignation of Pim Fortuyn? This investigation will focus on specifically who the person Pim Fortuyn, by knowing what kind of person he was, we can make further connections with his political choices and how it effected the people. This will be done by finding information and evidence, after the sources which were used will be evaluated. When this process is done, the information can be analyzed and conclusions can be made.

Word Count: 145

(1) Fortuyn has always provoked controversy with his statements and views about multiculturalism and immigration in the Netherlands. He called Islam "Een Achterlijke cultuur" meaning a Disgusting/Backward culture. He stated that if it were legally possible he would close the borders for Muslim immigrants. et. al. (2002) Fortuyn, chaos en charisma Clemens van Herwaarden, Rotterdam, Netherlands...