Home / News / Terrorism unlikely motive in Utrecht shooting – UPDATES

Terrorism unlikely motive in Utrecht shooting – UPDATES

Mosques and Islamic schools around the Netherlands were closed on Monday by anti-terror police after a suspected terrorist attack near a mosque in Utrecht.

The suspect is said to have fired shots at individuals on a tram near a mosque, and was caught later on in the day by police after a city-wide manhunt.

Sources on the ground told Islam21c that the assailant was allegedly targeting Muslims and one of the victims appeared to be a Muslim woman. However, this is unconfirmed by the authorities at the moment.

In a press conference on Monday evening the Dutch police said that it is unlikely the motive was terrorism, and more likely to be a targeted murder based on a personal relationship.

We ask Allāh that this turns out not to be a terrorist attack in fact, and if it is, to protect the innocent.

The event comes days after a white terrorist killed 49 people and wounded scores other in a mosque during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

New Zealand Attack: 7 Things Muslims Must Know

LIVE UPDATES: 49 Muslims killed in terrorist attack on two mosques

More updates to follow

Source: www.Islam21c.com

About News Editor

One comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Check Also

“Why I’m voting Labour”

Today is the day I will vote for Labour. Let me tell you why...

Quranic Community #5 | Manners with Allāh and His Prophet

The first of five calls to those of Iman: the most rudimentary mannerism of obeying Allah and His Messenger. This is the only form of unconditional obedience that every believing layman and leader adheres to.

Donate / Subscribe

Send this to a friend