News of: Tuesday, October 04 2005,
Time Magazine has listed Job Cohen, the mayor of Amsterdam, as a European Hero 2005.
He has been listed because of his role after the assassination of film maker Theo van Gogh by a Muslim radical in Amsterdam, last year November.
According to Time Magazine, even though tensions between various ethnic groups in Amsterdam increased after the killing, Job Cohen managed to prevent attacks on Muslims by the way he addressed the issue in public.
He is the only Dutch person on the list of 37 'heroes' in the 2005 listing.