Amsterdam mosque sheltered extremists: report

The El Tawheed mosque in Amsterdam-West provided shelter to Muslim extremists, some of whom later joined terrorist organization ISIS, the Telegraaf reports based on a photo. Police sources told the newspaper that the photo shows a director of the mosque with four extremists.

Two of the men in the photo later traveled to Syria to join ISIS, the newspaper writes. As far as is known they are still in Syria, though whether they are still alive is not clear. A third man is known to the police as a jihadist recruiter. And the fourth was arrested in January 2015 for lighting a jerrycan full of petrol at a commercial building and a home that showed a Charlie Hebdo poster. He was later sentenced to three years in prison. 

According to the Telegraaf, the judiciary knew about this but never closed down the mosque. The police have difficulty getting access to the mosque and officers are only allowed in if they have an official appointment with the board, the newspaper writes.