09 February 2015

Dutch Muslim groups worried about mosque protest escalation

Dutch Muslim organisations say they are concerned about an increase in anti-Muslim incidents following Saturday’s ‘occupation’ of a mosque under construction in Leiden. ‘This was organised and could be the beginning of an escalation,’ lobby group Contactorgaan Moslims en Overheid (CMO) told the Volkskrant.

‘We are really worried about what might come next.’ On Saturday morning five men aged between 21 and 35 climbed onto the roof of the mosque and hung up banners reading ‘stop Islam’ and ‘the victory begins in Leiden’. The men were arrested for trespassing on a building site, questioned and later released. [DutchNews ] Read more