From Expatica, :
AMSTERDAM “” Police are reportedly investigating a possible connection between the man suspected of killing Dutch filmmaker and columnist Theo van Gogh and the terror network al-Qaeda.
The Netherlands-born suspect “” identified as Mohammed B., 26, holding Dutch and Moroccan nationality “” also had contact with eight other men arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of terrorist activities.
The arrests were made as police raided B.’s house in Marianne Philipsstraat in Amsterdam-Slotermeer and four other homes in the Dutch capital on Wednesday. Police seized computers, videos and literature.
The men are suspected of being part of a criminal gang, but it is not yet clear if they are also being linked to involvement in the murder of Van Gogh, who was shot and stabbed on an Amsterdam street at about 8.45am on Tuesday.
They were identified by their nationality “” six Moroccans, an Algerian and a Spanish-Moroccan. They are aged between 19 and 27.
B. is reported to be an acquaintance of the eight suspects, having stayed at the raided premises. The authorities previously arrested several suspects at the raided homes in Amsterdam West and North last year on allegations they were involved in the bloody terror attacks in Casablanca.
Amsterdam chief public prosecutor Leo de Wit said the men arrested on Wednesday were not among those arrested last year.
More new developments on the van Gogh murder here.