Islamic School Targeted with Arson for Second Time Since Van Gogh Murder

March 29, 2005

Source: Expatica

On March 29, 2005 Expatica reported, "A suspected arson attack has targeted an Islamic primary school in Uden. The same school�was destroyed in a deliberate blaze as part of the series of retaliatory attacks in the wake of the murder of Theo van Gogh last November.

The latest fire broke out on Sunday night, but the damage was restricted to two chairs. On Monday morning, investigators found a bottle which is believed to have contained a Molotov cocktail.

Police have arrested a 17-year-old Uden boy in connection with the fire and further arrests have not been ruled out. Muslims have expressed heightened concerns about the latest incident.

The school and a local mosque have now been placed under permanent security and police have also intensified surveillance of Islamic buildings in the region. Some 15 to 20 officers are investigating the school fire."