Dozens of Dutch mosques sent threatening letters featuring Nazi emblems

Nazi eagle, letter to mosquesA number of mosques in the Netherlands have been sent threatening letters featuring a swastika and the eagle emblem of Nazi Germany.

The letter warns the recipients they can expect important visitors. ‘Pigs,’ the text states. ‘Islam is the false and devil’s religion.’ Dozens of mosques across the country have received the letter, from Utrecht to Nijmegen and Rotterdam.

Labour MP Ahmed Marcouch has asked ministers to make a statement about efforts to catch the senders and to make sure mosques are given sufficient protection if it proves necessary.

The letters arrived on the day the Netherlands commemorated 75 years since the World War II February strike against the deportation of Jews.

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