Huizen: Mosque arson

A small fire raged this past Tuesday evening next to the Selimiye mosque in Huizen (Netherlands). Several wheelchairs under tarpaulin were set aflame, according to the police.

The fire brigade was called in and quickly managed to put out the fire. The police is assuming this is arson. The wheelchairs were intended for handicapped in Turkey.

Last March there was also an arson attempt at the mosque, with a fire in the entrance. The damage was limited to the front door of the building and to smoke damage inside.

In November 2004 there was another arson attempt at another mosque in Huizen, An-Nasr. The police arrested three suspects, who got 240 hours of community service and a conditional jail sentence of two months.

Source: Trouw (Dutch)

See also: Huizen: Fire set to mosque, Haarlem: Sentencing for mosque attack

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