The municipality of The Hague reports that a family from the city traveled to Syria at the start of the month to join the Islamic State (IS). This family is part of a larger exodus of Dutch families who leave The Netherlands for Syria or Iraq in hopes to be part of the caliphate declared by IS, De Volkskrant reports.
The Municipal Council of Huizen will discuss what happened around the arrest of two people in the city last week who were suspected of traveling to Syria to support IS. Several fractions in the council argue that they were not timely informed on the arrest, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
In The Hague, police arrested a 29-year-old man in his home Tuesday on suspicion of his involvement in the jihadist forces in Syria. According to the police, he is also suspected of possessing incendiary texts. The man is one of several arrested by the police for traveling in or out of Syria.
Two families with children living in the Gooise Huizen have been prevented by police and the Department of Justice form linking themselves up with terrorist organization IS in Syria. Neighbors of the family were shocked to hear that Mourad M. had jihadist intentions. His boss is equally gobsmacked, and tells the Algemeen Dagblad that he never would have guessed a radical streak in the man.