We've got your Lockdown covered
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


  • Sent every few days to 20,000+ people
  • Receive our unique Islamic perspective on current affairs.
  • Ready for trustworthy, relevant & transformational articles, videos & podcasts?
By proceeding, you agree to receive our free email newsletter and accept our privacy policy.

About News Editor

One comment


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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


Donate / Subscribe
Send this to a friend