November 7 2010
The area around the Turkish mosque in Almelo was closed off Wednesday after a suspicious package was discovered next to the women’s entrance. The police were alerted and deployed the bomb disposal unit. After investigating the package they concluded that the package, which seemed to contain a detonator, did not contain any explosives. Following the incident Minister of Safety and Justice Ivo Opstelten emphasized that fighting violence against mosques, churches and synagogues remains a top priority for himself, “the government, the police and the local government”.