Jihad suspect threatened attack on Wilders
UPDATE: The Public Prosecutor has demanded a 4 years prison sentence against suspected jihadist Mohamed A.
Suspected jihadist Mohamed A. discussed plans for an attack on PVV leader Geert Wilders with others. This was revealed during the criminal case against the 22 year old man from Delft, who is on trial for the preparation of a robbery and possession of three firearms.
NOS reports that A. refused to respond to questions about the intercepted conversations regarding an attack on Wilders. He kept repeating that he invokes his right to remain silent, but he previously stated that the conversations were "tough talk" and "James Bond stories". These conversations took place in A.'s mother's car, in which the police had placed listening devices.
A. was arrested last year after an undercover police operation. At the request of an undercover agent A. purchased three firearms to commit a robbery. This operation was set up after the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) tipped the police that A. was trying to get money together to finance the international jihad.
According to the AIVD, A. is a returned foreign rebel fighter in the Syrian civil war and he spent six months in Syria. This is based on the statement from Jejoen Bontinck, another foreign rebel fighter who recognized A. in a photograph. Bontinck claims that he and A. met in the ISIS camp and spent one day together in an ISIS cell. According to Bontinck, A. was locked up because he did not follow an order from a superior.
A. denies this. "I spent six months in Turkey and i was on the border between Turkey and Syria 11, 12 times. I helped poor people there."