Murder of film director 'ordered from Spain'

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8 November 2004, NEW YORK- The killers of Dutch film director Theo van Gogh may have contacts with Islamic militants in Spain, it was reported.

8 November 2004

NEW YORK- The killers of Dutch film director Theo van Gogh may have contacts with Islamic militants in Spain, it was reported.

The Wall Street Journal reported investigators believed that the order to kill van Gogh may even have come from a fugitive militant in Spain.

The main suspect was carrying a pamphlet threatening death to enemies of Islam.

Meanwhile, a bomb explosion has hit an Islamic school in the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven.

The blast caused heavy damage, destroying doors and windows but caused no injuries.

Police believe it may be in retaliation for the murder of controversial film maker Van Gogh.

Van Gogh was murdered in Amsterdam last week.

The authorities in Holland have been on the alert for reprisals for revenge attacks on Muslims.

Police are holding six people in connection with van Gogh's murder, including the main suspect, a Dutch Moroccan, who was charged on Friday with the killing and membership of a group with "terrorist intentions".

A letter found pinned to van Gogh's body with a knife targeted a Dutch politician who worked with the dead man on a film about abuse of women in Muslim society.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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