Dutch politician Arnoud van Doorn said that he was unjustly arrested for being a critical Muslim politician and an attempt to tarnish his name.
This came in statements to The Eastern Herald, of the politician who withdrew from the far-right Freedom Party, which is hostile to Islam and foreigners, and announced his conversion to Islam in 2011, regarding his arrest on the pretext of “preparing to assassinate Prime Minister Mark Rutte“, and his release a day later.
Van Doorn said: “I was unjustly arrested for being a critical Muslim politician and an attempt to tarnish my name, and I consider the arrest of a person under a flimsy pretext and without reason, a violation of human rights.”
Van Doorn stressed that he would file a lawsuit against the Dutch Security and Counter-Terrorism Service, which seeks to exhaust him, and will demand compensation, considering what happened to him thuggery.
He pointed out that he was subjected to material and moral damage as a result of his arrest, adding: “The Security and Counter-Terrorism Service wants to annoy me, and the method of arresting me is not compatible with the rule of law, as they want to tarnish my name. Smearing my name with a severely false accusation.”
Van Doorn stated that the incident he suffered is further evidence that the rule of law no longer exists in the Netherlands.
He pointed out that he went to the area where Prime Minister Rutte is, not to try to assassinate him, but to visit his elderly and needy mother, as always every Sunday.
And he added: “And I sat in a square near my mother’s house because the timing was early, and I drank coffee in a cafe that the Prime Minister always visits, and then I went to a gym to ask about something there.”
And he continued: “When I left the club, 4 people asked me about my ID card without any reason, and I was arrested shortly after, and after 32 hours I learned that I had been arrested on charges of “preparing a plan to assassinate the Prime Minister.”
Arnoud Van Doorn confirmed that he was released a day after his arrest.
On September 27, Dutch media reported that security measures had been tightened based on intelligence about possible attacks or kidnappings against Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.