Here’s the Economist story on Pim Fortuyn. You can always count on Economist for a good general overview of whatever is going on. Interestingly, the Economist’s headline says Europe’s “right” gets a martyr. That tells you all you need to know about the difference between US and European politics. Fortuyn was an openly gay man who opposed immigration from Muslim countries mainly because of the homophobia and misogyny that are prominent features of many Islamic cultures. In America, homophobia and misogyny are usually associated with the right wing.