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posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:15 AM
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Dutch Muslim school attacked
Police say bomb linked to murder of filmmaker

Monday, November 8, 2004 Posted: 0956 GMT (1756 HKT)

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A suspected bomb has blown the front door off a Muslim elementary school in a southern Dutch town and shattered windows across the street, days after a suspected Muslim radical killed a Dutch filmmaker, police said.

Television news footage showed the burnt-out entrance of the school, which was empty at the time of the attack at around 3:30 a.m. Monday (0230GMT). There were no reports of injuries.

Police suspected it was related to the murder last week of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a suspected Islamic radical, said spokesman Cees Dekkers in Eindhoven, about 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) south of the Dutch capital Amsterdam.

The school sustained substantial damage inside, he said.

The Tarieq Ibnu Zyad Islamic school, said to have links with a mosque that has allegedly been a gathering place for radicals, also suffered a minor attack a year ago. Dekkers said police had visited Islamic schools in the city, but had not decided on additional security measures.

Eindhoven Mayor Alexander Sakkers was meeting later with parents of students. "It is essential that we stick together," he told the NOS television network. "One single person who pulls off such an idiot act ... should not have the result that our society goes to pot in this way."

Van Gogh's killing sparked a series of attacks over the weekend, including two attempts to burn down mosques. Dutch Interior Minister Johan Remkes said Van Gogh's death should not be blamed on the Muslim community as a whole.

Eight suspected Islamic extremists have been arrested in connection with Tuesday's slaying of Theo van Gogh, who earlier this year released a film critical of how women are treated under Islam. Among those arrested was a 26-year-old accused of killing the filmmaker, identified only as Mohammed Bouyeri.

Although mainstream Muslim groups condemned the killing, it has caused an outpouring of anger in the Netherlands.

Vandals threw red paint Saturday night on a center in Amsterdam that aids immigrants, many of them Muslim. The agency, called the Emcemo Center, is located several blocks from the spot where Van Gogh was killed, and its director, Abdou Menebhi, told local television station AT5 that he believed the vandals were racists.

In the town of Huizen, police arrested two men they say were caught preparing to ignite a fire at the An-Nasr mosque Friday night, national news service NOS reported. A mosque in the city of Breda sustained minor fire damage in another reported arson attempt.

A small fire was also set at a mosque in Utrecht, police said, and a pig's head was left in a plastic bag outside a mosque in Amsterdam.

NOS reported Sunday that pamphlets with the image of a pig and a slur against Muslims were circulating in Rotterdam.

Van Gogh, a distant relative of the famous painter Vincent van Gogh, released "Submission" in August. The film was criticized as insensitive by some Muslim groups.

Van Gogh was shot while riding his bicycle and then stabbed and had his throat cut. His killer left a five-page note quoting from the Quran and threatening more attacks. Prosecutors believe the killer was part of a terrorist group with international links.

Europeans are starting to wakeup about this vile muslims presence




posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:24 AM
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Yeah, I posted this article already in Theo Van Gogh thread.

What a way to get a message across, bomb a school



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:25 AM
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In Holland the last years there were several other people being killed whos death made people come on the streets. They have given that fenomenom even a name "Useless Violence" or "Zinloos Geweld". I think Dutch members of this board could confirm this. Despite the fact that it is a pitty that these things happen I highly doubt it will change the majority of vieuws. If you see 10 000 people on the street out of 15 million, sorry, then that is still a minority. So no, it wont change that much. What will change is the fact that the Government will take harder action, but I think that will be both ways. At least it should be IMO, otherwise you will create more problems.



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:32 AM
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Well if the government can't bring haress punshiment or stop the problem the people are going to have to take the law into their own hands like just what happened.

The dutch man was murderer, the police should of atleast killed the murderor, jail sentence is just not enought. Plus it's an attack on the dutch culture which should have a far more aggressive response from the dutch government.

The government just let's things blow over hopes it gets better and hope the people just let it pass.



[edit on 8-11-2004 by Thinker]



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:40 AM
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Totally wrong.
It was not an attack on the Dutch culture. It was an attack on a man who had rather very strong controversial vieuws (to some even racist vieuws) and was killed for that. Not all the Dutch people see things as narrowminded like that. So nope, it was not an attack on the Dutch culture.

More aggresive? They cought the murderer + possible helpers. They will have a process and will be sentenced, only not to death. Answering violence with more violence is not an option. Never was and never will be.
Then you create more violence. More hatred. More problems.

Do not get me wrong. I think the Government should indeed act hard and give sentence for life or something. But they should not allow people in the streets do the same thing and let them bomb schools. They should make an example out of those also. By doing this it should become clear to all parties there that Violence will be punnished so that it is not the brightest thing to do.

[edit on 8-11-2004 by Calibre]



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:49 AM
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These "racist" movies were about the mistreatment and abuse of Muslim women.

The coproducer of the film in question, "Submission", is in fact an Arab woman herself.
news.bbc.co.uk...

Theo Van Gogh was a victim of Muslim extremist terrorism.



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:52 AM
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Originally posted by Calibre
Totally wrong.
It was not an attack on the Dutch culture. It was an attack on a man who had rather very strong controversial vieuws (to some even racist vieuws) and was killed for that. Not all the Dutch people see things as narrowminded like that. So nope, it was not an attack on the Dutch culture.

More aggresive? They cought the murderer + possible helpers. They will have a process and will be sentenced, only not to death. Answering violence with more violence is not an option. Never was and never will be.
Then you create more violence. More hatred. More problems.


Tolrate muslim murderor's for oil from the middleeast.
If these people never had oil. Muslims would have already been deported and islam banned in europe.

The price for trading with muslims nations with oil. Is that muslims are allowed to live in the nation and kill citerzens. if they please.

[edit on 8-11-2004 by Thinker]



posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 05:54 AM
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Van Gogh describes "Submission" as a pamphlet against violence against women in Islamic societies. In it, four women - their scarred bodies visible through a transparent gown and with Koranic verses daubed on them – tell their gruesome stories. The film sparked widespread commotion among Holland's large Muslim community and led to a series of death threats. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was given round-the-clock protection from the Dutch security services. Van Gogh rejected police protection.



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