Islamist Group Warns Dutch Over Anti-Muslim Attacks

Nov 8, 2004 — DUBAI (Reuters) – A little-known Islamist group has threatened to carry out attacks in the Netherlands following a series of attacks on Muslim buildings there, according to an Internet statement posted on Tuesday.

“We ask you for the last time, and you still have a chance, to stop the attacks on our mosques, schools and the Muslim community in Holland … before you pay a heavy price,” Islamic Tawhid Brigades said in a statement dated Nov. 9 and posted on a Web site used by Islamists.

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There have been several attacks against Dutch mosques since a film director critical of Islam, Theo van Gogh, was killed last Tuesday by a suspected Islamist militant. A bomb damaged an Islamic primary school in a southern Dutch town on Monday.

“We will not stand with our hands tied and we will make the Dutch government and people pay dearly,” Islamic Tawhid said in the statement, whose authenticity could not be verified.

The group has claimed responsibility for last month’s bombings on the Egyptian Sinai peninsula but has not been officially linked to them.

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Nov. 8, 2004

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