Thursday, January 3, 2008

Increase in Attacks on Amsterdam Businesses

The number of attacks on Amsterdam places of business increased from 296 incidents in 2006 to 394 in 2007. The head of the Amsterdam police Bernard Welten called this a shocking development. Police helicopters are now flying over the city more frequently and high-risk routes are being watched more carefully. Welten added that he is collaborating with local imams in preparation for the screening of the movie on the Quran being produced by conservative politician Geert Wilders. The police are afraid that there will be riots when the film is shown.

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