Man ‘tried to recruit IS jihadists in refugee centre’


A man has appeared in court accused of trying to recruit jihadists for IS in a Dutch asylum seekers’ centre.

The Moroccan man was arrested in April at the refugee centre in Echt, the Telegraaf reported. He is alleged to have shown videos to other residents and urged them to join the Islamist movement.

The district court in Roermond, Limburg was told the man had been in the Netherlands for a few weeks when he was arrested. He had previously been refused asylum in Germany.

The man is currently detained in Vught prison. His lawyer and the public prosecutor declined to comment further.

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