Van Gogh was killed on November 2, 2004 on the streets of Amsterdam by a Muslim fundamentalist, who reacted strongly against Van Gogh’s criticism of Islam in his films. The killer is now serving a life sentence in a prison in the Netherlands."
**Many of these eastward-moving Northmen found employment in the service of the Byzantine Empire, where they served as elite troops and Imperial bodyguards. (Varangian Guard). Interestingly, that corps of soldiers came to be largely staffed by Anglo-Saxons, who found new jobs after being displaced of power and land in England by the invasion of the Normans - also direct descendants of Danes who had settled in Normandy France. The name of that region aptly describes the people who were ceded that area by the French King, who preferred to have a vassal as opposed to yet another campaign to fight.
Unlike Greek and other native Byzantine soldiers of that time, the Northman, who placed a high value on his word and his loyalty, could be counted on to remain true to the Lord to whom he had sworn his oath. The constant intrigue and assassination plots that were a feature of the Byzantine word made such troops an asset.