A plot to bomb an Amsterdam synagogue, planned by a Muslim terrorist cell based in the Netherlands — revealed on Thursday in leaked intelligence documents obtained by the Dutch daily De Telegraaf.
The Muslim terrorist of Moroccan origin with a “great knowledge of Islam” — is one of a number of terrorists associated with a mosque whom the TFI suspects of involvement in Islamist radicalization and jihad-related activities.
According to De Telegraaf, the TFI documents also revealed that Aziz Oilkadis, chairman of the board at the Arrayan Mosque, is being followed by intelligence officers and has his phone wiretapped due to concerns that he is in contact with “many radical figures.” A second mosque leader is suspected of being a member of the Holfstad Terror Network, whose founder, Mohammed Bouyeri, is currently serving a life sentence for the 2004 murder of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who produced “Submission,” a documentary about the abuse of women in Islam.
In response to the report, Oilkadis told the Dutch NL Times, “Do I know jihadists? We know so many people, that means nothing.”
According to the De Telegraaf report, the Dutch government held a meeting Thursday to discuss counter-terrorism policies, as some of its members are questioning how jihadists are able to convene and plot attacks in the Netherlands with impunity.