Haarlem mosque targeted by Molotov cocktails

25th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 July 2007, Unidentified individuals threw two Molotov cocktails at the Selimiye Mosque in Haarlem on Sunday, according to a police report. The Molotov cocktails did not cause any damage.

23 July 2007

Unidentified individuals threw two Molotov cocktails at the Selimiye Mosque in Haarlem on Sunday, according to a police report. The Molotov cocktails did not cause any damage.

Following a tip-off, the police searched the vicinity of the mosque at the Reinaldapark. At the back of the mosque the police found the remnants of two fuel-filled bottles and a rag.
After the Molotov cocktails had been thrown witnesses saw the unidentified individuals riding away on mopeds.

Erol Sayar of the mosque assumes that the suspects are right-wing extremists. The Selimiye Mosque, which is still under construction, had already been attacked on 12 July. Windows were smashed and sprayed with racist slogans, said Sayar.

“For three years I have been trying to create a cultural centre. Because the Selimiye Mosque is more than a mosque.

Contacts with the community centre are good. They are very enthusiastic about the mosque and on 15 July took part in the demonstration against the attacks on our mosque and a Moroccan mosque in Schalkwijk,” Sayar said.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

 

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