Friends of Theo van Gogh’s murderer had much more planned for Holland “” including another Western convert. From Expatica, :
AMSTERDAM “” The largescale anti-terror operation in The Hague, Amsterdam and Amersfoort on Wednesday thwarted a planned attack in the Netherlands at the last moment, Interior Minister Johan Remkes told MPs on Thursday night.
The seven arrested suspects are allegedly linked to Mohammed B., the 26-year-old Dutch-Moroccan man accused of killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam last week, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
The suspected Islamic extremists are belong to the so-called “Hofstadgroep”, a network centered around the 18-year-old Samir A., who was arrested in July and is accused of planning attacks against targets such as Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Dutch Parliament in The Hague and the Borssele nuclear power plant.
The 19-year-old Jason W. “” one of the two suspects arrested as Special Forces officers fired tear gas into a house in the Laak district of The Hague after a 14-hour stand-off on Wednesday “” was allegedly prepared to die in a suicide attack.
A farewell letter written to his mother indicates that he was prepared to die as a martyr for Jihad. The teenager “” who is the son of a US man and a Dutch woman “” is believed to have converted to radical Islam five years ago.
How does one convert to “radical Islam”? No doubt this young man intended merely to convert to Islam, and he was convinced by radical teachers that the radical version of the faith was its true expression. And what do moderate Muslims say about this? Nothing at all “” except some take the time to heap abuse upon the non-Muslims who dare to point it out.