New arrest for film maker murder

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16 November 2004, MADRID - Spanish police have detained Moroccan national Abdeladim Akoudad on suspicion he belongs to an Islamic terrorist group believed involved in the killing of a controversial Dutch filmmaker, judicial sources said.

16 November 2004

MADRID - Spanish police have detained Moroccan national Abdeladim Akoudad on suspicion he belongs to an Islamic terrorist group believed involved in the killing of a controversial Dutch filmmaker, judicial sources said.

Film maker Theo Van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death on 2 November in Amsterdam, allegedly by an Islamic militant.

He had made a controversial film, critical of Islamic culture.

Intended to illustrate domestic violence in Muslim societies, it featured images of Koranic verses daubed on semi-naked women.

Several men, all believed to be Islamic radicals, have been arrested in connection with his death.

The alleged killer is Mohammed Bouyeri, a 26-year-old Dutch-Moroccan.

The murder has sparked a series of tit-for-tat attacks between radical Muslim and far-right groups in Holland, culminating in a bomb blast at a Islamic school in Eindhoven in the south of the country.

Van Gogh was shot and stabbed to death as he cycled in broad daylight through an Amsterdam street.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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