ANDREW SULLIVAN ON FORTUYN’S MURDER:
it’s chilling to think that this combination of ideas – if poised to reach political power – could be grist for assassination. In Holland, of all places. The enemies of liberalism are many – on the far right, the far left, and the Islamist fundamentalist orbit. For these reasons, Fortuyn should be hailed as another martyr for gay visibility, along with Harvey Milk. But what’s the betting that the gay left won’t go near this story? Here’s hoping they will.
Read the rest of Sullivan’s post, and then ask yourself how an openly gay Dutch sociology professor (as Dave Kopel noted, via InstaPundit) gets dubbed “far right-wing” by Euro-cratic politicians.
UPDATE (via Matt Drudge): the gay & lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate has a pretty fair sounding take on Fortuyn and his assignation. Meanwhile, Rod Dreher has several more posts on Fortuyn on the Corner, and Glenn Reynolds has more items here.