Category: Mohammed Bouyeri

Van Gogh killer ‘honoured to be compared to bin Laden’

Mohammed Bouyeri, the convicted murderer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, told prosecutors today that comparing him to Osama bin Laden was “too much honour” for him. Bouyeri, 27, who is already serving a life sentence for Van Goghís murder in November 2004, is on trial again on charges of leading a terrorist organisation. “Comparing me to Osama bin Laden wrongs him and is too much honour for me,” Bouyeri said as he started presenting his own defence. Bouyeri says he carried out the murder alone because he believed that Van Gogh had insulted Islam in a film criticising the

New trial looms for Dutch killer

A Dutch court has ruled that the radical Islamist jailed for killing film-maker Theo van Gogh should stand trial again on new terrorism charges. Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, is serving life for murdering Van Gogh – a strong critic of radical Islam – last year. Bouyeri can now be tried for belonging to a “terrorist” group – his lawyers say it would be a pointless show trial. Security fears have also prompted an official move to curb the wearing of the Muslim full-length veil, or burka. The court ruled that even if no extra sentence could be handed down to Bouyeri,

Dutch Prosecutors File New Charges Against Van Gogh Killer

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have filed new charges against a Dutch-born Islamic extremist who was convicted of killing filmmaker Theo van Gogh. Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, and 12 other defendants appeared in a Dutch court Tuesday to face charges of membership in a terrorist movement authorities have called the “Hofstad Group.” The 12 defendants were arrested shortly after Van Gogh’s killing. Lawyers for Bouyeri say the prosecution wants to punish their client further, adding that he has already received the maximum sentence of life in prison. The new charges carry a maximum 15-year prison term. Dutch authorities believe Van Gogh’s murder

Killer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh can no longer appeal life sentence

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The confessed killer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh can no longer contest his life sentence, following the lapsing on Tuesday of the legal two-week period in which he could have lodged an appeal. Mohammed Bouyeri, a 27-year-old Dutch Muslim of Moroccan origin, admitted murdering van Gogh on Nov. 2 on a downtown street in the capital, Amsterdam. He shot and stabbed van Gogh to death, then thrust a second knife into his chest with a letter that threatened the nation and prominent politicians with attacks. Bouyeri, who did not defend himself in court and

Van Gogh Killer to Face Terrorist Charge

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch prosecutors said Wednesday they will charge the man jailed for life for murdering filmmaker Theo van Gogh as a member of an Islamic terror network believed to have plotted attacks against politicians. The plans to charge Mohammed Bouyeri as a member of the Hofstad Network were revealed at a custody hearing for 11 other alleged members. In Context Dutch director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam Watch the film Theo van Gogh was murdered for Suspected Extremist Jailed in Dutch Murder Van Gogh murder accused wanted to ‘become a martyr’ OM: Mohammed B. led Hofstad

Killer of Dutch filmmaker jailed

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court sentenced the killer of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh to life in prison Tuesday, the harshest sentence possible for a murder that heightened ethnic tensions and raised concerns about homegrown Islamic terrorism. Mohammed Bouyeri, 27, had mounted no defense at his two-day trial earlier this month for the Nov. 2 slaying of Van Gogh, whom he accused of insulting Islam, and told the court he would do it again if given the chance. In Context Dutch director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam Watch the film Theo van Gogh was murdered for Suspected Extremist

Van Gogh’s Killer Is Sentenced to Life Imprisonment; No Parole

July 26 (Bloomberg) Amsterdam — Mohammed Bouyeri, the murderer of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was sentenced to the maximum penalty of life imprisonment. There is no option of parole. Bouyeri, 27, who had confessed to the Nov. 2, 2004, killing, told his Amsterdam trial court on July 12, “I should cut everyone’s head off who insults Allah or his prophet.” He was forced to attend court today, after refusing to be there voluntarily, to hear Judge Udo Willem Bentinck pass sentence. In Context Dutch director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam Watch the film Theo van Gogh was murdered

Mohammed B must hear verdict

AMSTERDAM Ė An Amsterdam court will force Mohammed B, the confessed murderer of Theo van Gogh, to appear on 26 July when the verdict is read in his trial. His attorney, P Plasman, said B did not wish to appear. A court spokeswoman said the judges had signed an order requiring him to be present. B also did not want to appear in court on 11 and 12 July when the court was handling his case in the high-security court in Amsterdam-Osdorp; then, too, he was required to attend. Plasman said he could only guess at the courtís reasons for

I murdered film-maker Van Gogh in religion’s name: accused

A Dutch-Moroccan man has confessed in court to murdering a film-maker critical of Islam, breaking his silence in a case that has stoked religious and racial tension in the Netherlands. In Context Dutch director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam Watch the film Theo van Gogh was murdered for Suspected Extremist Jailed in Dutch Murder Van Gogh murder accused wanted to ‘become a martyr’ OM: Mohammed B. led Hofstad terror network From Civic Activist To Alleged Terrorist Fanatical Muslim group linked to film-maker’s death Report: radical Dutch Muslims joining Jihad Dutch find the strength to take on their ‘new Nazis’

Van Gogh murder suspect waives right to defence

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A suspected Islamist went on trial on Monday for the murder of a Dutch filmmaker critical of Islam but waived the right to mount a defence in a case that has stoked religious and racial tension in the Netherlands. In Context Dutch director Theo van Gogh murdered in Amsterdam Watch the film Theo van Gogh was murdered for Suspected Extremist Jailed in Dutch Murder Van Gogh murder accused wanted to ‘become a martyr’ OM: Mohammed B. led Hofstad terror network From Civic Activist To Alleged Terrorist Fanatical Muslim group linked to film-maker’s death Report: radical Dutch Muslims