PM Visits Mosque After Anti-Muslim Backlash Following Death of Filmmaker

November 14, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

On November 14, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende visited a Turkish mosque in the city of Eindhoven on Sunday in a show of solidarity after a wave of attacks on Muslim buildings in the Netherlands. More than 20 attacks on Muslim sites have been reported since the Nov. 2 murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by an alleged Islamic extremist. An Islamic elementary school in Eindhoven was bombed Nov. 8, and two mosques have since been burned down. No injuries were reported in any of the attacks on Muslim property."