Dutch Nationalists Cheer Mosque Arson in Enkhuizen
A mosque that has seen repeated attacks in the past was the scene of another arson attack on Saturday. (via. Google Translate)
A police spokesman Sunday said that it is almost certain that the fire Saturday morning in a mosque in Enkhuizen was lit. How the arson was carried out, the police did not disclose. It is not yet clear in which way the perpetrators must be sought.
The fire started around 05:30 in the former school building at Tureluurshof. The fire was quickly spotted and extinguished.
According to police spokesman, the prayer house incurred much smoke and soot damage.
In 2011 the mosque was also the target of arson. Then burning material was thrown over the fence.
The mosque at the Tureluurshof of the Islamic Foundation Netherlands.
The mosque administration had plans last year to move to a larger vacant school in Enkhuizen to Reigerweg. This building, however, was in July last year destroyed by a fire that presumably was lit.
The arson attack created quite a bit of enthusiasm and cheer in right-wing Dutch Nationalist quarters.