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AP: Netherlands Mulling Anti-Terror Laws

Spurred by the first terrorist killing on its soil, the Dutch justice minister said Monday authorities need broader arrest powers to combat a growing threat from Islamic radicals in the Netherlands. In an Associated Press interview, Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner also suggested the spread of Islamic radicalism is more widespread than the government previously acknowledged. He said the new laws would empower anti-terrorism investigators to detain suspects without evidence that they may have committed a crime. “In those cases where we can’t even clearly prove the existence of recruitment or radicalization, but only have a suspicion, we will still use possible administrative powers and other powers to disrupt it as much as possible,” said Donner, the country’s leading terrorism official. Not only will the laws “make it easier to arrest people,” he said, they will “make it possible to keep people for longer terms without fully revealing information in their dossier.”Full Story

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