64-year old Ahmed Al Farroudi was stabbed to death on his way to the Rotterdam mosque, where he once served as imam. Shortly after, Moroccan Rotterdam resident Algemeen Dagblad was arrested for the crime. According to police, the victim and the attacker knew each other, and had quarreled before the fatal stabbing. According to bystanders, the attacker threatened onlookers who wanted to intervene in the arguing. According to Brahim Bourzik of the National Moroccan Council, there were no tensions in the mosque.