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Police Arrest 8 Tied to Suspect in Killing of Dutch Filmmaker

The police arrested eight men suspected of being Islamic militants on Wednesday in connection with the killing of a Dutch filmmaker, Theo van Gogh, Dutch officials said. The authorities said the men ranged in age from 19 to 27 and six of them were Moroccan, one was Algerian and one had dual Moroccan and Spanish citizenship. They would not identify the men or release more details. The officials said the suspect in the case, who had not been identified, had ties to Islamic militants and had visited the apartments of the eight men arrested Wednesday. They said they believed the man had “acted from a radical Islamic conviction.” Mr. van Gogh, a grandson of Vincent van Gogh’s brother, Theo, was an outspoken opponent of Islamic extremism and recently received death threats after the broadcast of his short film, “Submission,” which criticized mistreatment of Muslim women. He was shot and stabbed on an Amsterdam street early on Tuesday.Full Story

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