Netherlands: Friend Claims Utrecht Jihadi “Very Religious” – 3 Other Muslims Arrested In Connection to Massacre

This article says that two others have been arrested, and a third person has been arrested as well. So this does seem to be a coordinated jihad plot.

In a note, Tanis said he was doing it in the name of Allah.

Will the Islamophobia never end?

Trending: The Facts about the Death of Justice Scalia are Quite Suspicious

“Brazen Shooting Traumatizes Dutch City, Three Days After Christchurch Killings,” by Milan Schreuer and Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times, March 18, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

take our poll - story continues below

Has Big Tech Gone Too Far Banning the President?(2)

  • Has Big Tech Gone Too Far Banning the President?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Freedom Outpost updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Gunshots shattered the tram ride in a heavily Muslim neighborhood of this old Dutch city. The prime minister called it possible terrorism. SWAT teams rushed in, residents were ordered indoors, and all mosques closed as the police sought a killer in a country that had been spared large-scale terrorist attacks….

The suspect was later identified by the police as Gokmen Tanis, 37, an immigrant from the central Turkish town of Yozgat. Mr. Tanis had been arrested before and is facing a rape charge, according to the Dutch national broadcaster and people who know him….

“He’s very religious,” but also “a real guy of the streets, aggressive as well,” Alptekin Akdogan, who said he knew Mr. Tanis, told The New York Times. He said he and Mr. Tanis had grown up in the Kanaleneiland neighborhood.

Zabit Elmaci, 39, said he used to work with Mr. Tanis, washing dishes in a restaurant called Abrikoos. He described Mr. Tanis as “always in trouble.”

“I don’t remember him as a religious person, but about two years ago he started acting weird, so I gradually stopped seeing him,” Mr. Elmaci said….

Whether others were involved in the shooting remained unclear, although the police said they had made two additional arrests by Monday evening. Some witnesses said they had seen more than one assailant on the tram….

The authorities ordered the evacuation of all mosques in Utrecht, and security was increased at mosques elsewhere in the Netherlands….

Utrecht, about 25 miles from Amsterdam, has been a center of Dutch culture and commerce for a millennium….More than 30 percent of the city’s population is foreign-born, according to the Dutch census.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

You Might Like
Previous GEM Report: Epic Fails For American Education "Hidden" In UN Global Movement
Next State Senate Passes Bombshell Law Promising to Disobey ALL Federal Gun Control Laws

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation. If you don't see a commenting section below, please disable your adblocker.

Sorry. No data so far.