Malika stays silent

The trail against the Hofstad terrorist group opened today in the Netherlands. The 17 year old main witness for the prosecution, known only as Malika, has informed the court that she will not be giving testimony and will only answer questions about her personal details.

Malika was married to one of the suspects, Nouriddin El F, by a Muslim ceremony.

She had earlier testified by the police that Nouriddin had demonstrated how to slash people's throats. He had convinced her that she should die a martyr, and had also told her that she would crash into a mall in a car filled with explosives.

Nouriddin also told Malika that Theo van Gogh and Hirsi Ali must be killed, although nothing concrete had ever been discussed among the suspects, according to her.

Source: De Volkskrant (Dutch)

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