Report: Taliban warn of terrorism attack in the Netherlands

Other News Materials 18 October 2010 14:32 (UTC +04:00)

The Taliban have warned of a possible terrorist attack against the Netherlands, according to a press report Monday, in the wake of the government's decision to form a minority government backed by the anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders, DPA reported.

"If the Netherlands enforce its anti-Islamic policies, it will ensure that they will be the target of an attack by a jihadist group," Taliban spokesman Sabiullah Mujahid told the de Volkskrant newspaper.

Last week the free-market Liberals and centre-right Christian Democrats formed a minority government in The Hague, backed by Wilders' Freedom Party.

In return, his anti-immigrant party has demanded a ban on the burqa and a 50 per cent reduction in the number of immigrations from Muslim countries.

A Taliban commander in Pakistan has already threatened the Netherlands in response to Wilders' involvement in government.

The Dutch authorities, however, have not increased the official terrorism alert.