Who was going to do this? People. Men. Well, six men and one woman. Suspects. A person. Uh, Dutch people of Moroccan ancestry, and, er, one of them was a relative of one of the 2004 Madrid jihad attackers.
Hmmmm. What could have been motivating these people, these men, these suspects, these Dutch nationals of Moroccan ancestry? Could it be…the doctrines of Islamic jihad and supremacism?
What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Dutch police arrest 7 suspected of planning attack,” by Toby Sterling for Associated Press, March 12 (thanks to Tziona):
AMSTERDAM — Dutch police on Thursday arrested seven people suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in Amsterdam, including a relative of one of the attackers who died in the 2004 bombings in Madrid.
Mayor Job Cohen said police were acting on an anonymous tip that warned an Ikea outlet or other stores in the southeast of the city might be targeted.
“It wasn’t a regular bomb warning, but a warning of a planned action aimed at creating casualties in shops,” Cohen said.
“Men were planning to put explosives in the shops and wanted to cause casualties in busy places,” he said.
Police received the tip Wednesday night from an unregistered cell phone in Belgium. The tip also included names of one suspect and locations for police to search.
Early Thursday, authorities shut down a major Amsterdam shopping street near the ArenA soccer stadium and sealed off the nearby Ikea store. A concert by the American band “The Killers” was canceled.
District Attorney Herman Bolhaar said six men and one woman, aged 19-64, were arrested in Amsterdam. All are Dutch nationals of Moroccan ancestry.
“As far as we can tell, none involved has a history of terrorist involvement,” he said at a news conference, though one suspect is related to “a person who exactly five years ago was involved in the attack in Madrid.”
Police Commissioner Bernard Welten said the suspect’s relative died shortly after the Madrid attacks “as a result of a suicide action.”…