Gouda: Church firebombed

Four teenagers of Moroccan origin were arrested Saturday evening for setting fire to the Vaste Burcht Reformed church in Gouda.  A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the door of the church, according to the police.  The bottom part of the door and the doormat were damaged.

The four Gouda residents, three aged 14 and one aged 15, are suspected of arson.  The fire was reported at 5:45pm and the directions given by the reporter led to the residence of one of them, where three youth were arrested.  The 15 year old suspect was arrested later that evening.

Three of the suspects spent the night in jail.  They will appear in court Tuesday.  A 14 year old was released after interrogation since there was no evidence of his involvement.  The police is continuing with the investigation.

A spokesperson of the church said that there are often fights there but this is the first time a Molotov cocktail was thrown at them.  The administrator of the church said that they had windows broken in in the past which they put down to street youth.

The parishioners were informed of the events and were told that the police and mayor are taking the case seriously.

Sources: TrouwTelegraaf, AD (Dutch)


Vladtepesblog.com said...

Isn't Gouda the same city where recently city buses refused to deliver services because of frequent robberies and attacks on drivers my Muslim immigrants?

Christopher Logan said...

Europe needs to end all Muslim immigration and follow the lead of the Italians.


English kaffir. said...

A riot broke out over plans to convert a building in a Cairo suburb into a Christian church on Sunday.

Muslims and Christians clashed in Mataria after worshippers arrived for a service at the site of the planned church.

One man died in Aswan on the same day during a separate riot over the police killing of a suspected criminal. It is believed he died after inhaling tear gas.

Enlarge Clash: Protesters fought with riot police in Cairo over plans to convert a building into a Christian church
Police in Mataria intervened when large numbers of Muslims and Christians faced off over a building which the Christians want to convert into a church. The police then clashed mainly with the Muslim side, they said.

In Aswan, about 450 miles to the south, riot police used tear gas against civilians protesting that a policeman shot dead a man in the town on Saturday.

Police said the man was a wanted criminal but the man's relatives said a police officer killed him in error and then the police tried to cover up the incident, the sources said.

Thousands of people attended the funeral on Sunday, some chanting: 'Illegitimate government, unjust government.'

Riot police intervened when large numbers of Muslims and Christians faced off outside the building
In both cases people threw stones and bottles at the police. Two of the policemen were injured in Aswan and two in Cairo, and the protesters damaged shop fronts in both places, they said.

In the incident in Mataria, the confrontation between Muslims and Christians was the culmination of a long-running dispute over the plan to build a church there.

Residents said Christians had come from other parts of the city for the Sunday service at the building, which is not licensed as a church, and Muslims opposed to a church gathered against them. Some chanted: 'We're going to knock down the church' and shouted slogans of loyalty to Islam, witnesses said.

Relations between Egyptian Muslims and the Christian minority, estimated at up to 10 per cent of the population, are usually peaceful, but unrest breaks out from time to time over new churches, conversions and inter-confessional marriages.

surj said...

It is about time that Islam is exposed of its evil to the world. Immigration to Europe, UK, USA Canada, Australia must be completely stopped, and positive discrimination towards muslims must be adopted, as the muslims have against non muslims in their countries.