Dutch mosque smeared with blood

A mosque in Groningen was smeared with blood, and animal innards and the head of a boar left at the site, NU.nl reports. Deputy mayor Frank de Vries spoke out against the action, saying, “this doesn’t belong in our city. We immediately promised the mosque board our support.” Police have opened an investigation.

Dutch imam enlisted to fight crime

The imam of a Dutch mosque is asking his community to help identify the perpetrators of a number of recent attacks. Three citizens in Veenendaal have been attacked and robbed by people probably of Moroccan origin, and mayor Ties Elzenga is concerned for the safety of citizens. According to the spokesperson for the town, the imam would be addressing the issue during Friday prayer.