Four youth from Haarlem were sentenced by a Haarlem court for committing an attack last July against a mosque in their neighborhood. The four, aged 16 to 19, got sentences ranging from eight months of youth detention and 120 hours of community service to 10 months in prison, five of which are conditional, and 120 hours community service.
At the end of July the youth threw several molotov cocktails towards a mosque in the Reinaldapark. The damage was limited since the bottles with the fuel exploded in the the grass or landed in a ditch.
The four says they had racist motives for the attack. They thought there were enough mosques in the Netherlands. Moreover they were upset that the mosque was being built on their basketball field.
The prosecution demanded 18 months in jail for the adults in the group, six months of which were to be conditional and eight months for the 16 year old, half of which were to be conditional, along with 150 hours community service.
Source: Telegraaf (Dutch)
See also: Haarlem: Mosque under attack