Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
Three years cell for Vincent T[eunissen]. for his plans to murder Muslims and left-wing people
The Gelderland [ex soldier and ex election candidate for a xenophobic party] terrorist suspect Vincent T. has been sentenced to three years in prison. He was found guilty of preparing murder with terrorist intent, reports Omroep Gelderland regional broadcasting organisation. Against him three years and four months had been demanded by the public prosecutor.
The 44-year-old man from Doornenburg was arrested in the spring and was since then in the extra security prison in Vught. Two gas guns and 1800 bullets were found in the house where he lived with his parents. He had tried to buy a gun that was suitable for the bullets.
Offing left-wing leaders
In chat conversations he indicated that he wanted to murder Muslims and also, eg, … [Surinamese Dutch anti-racist member of Amsterdam local council] Sylvana Simons. He would like to “off prominent left-wingers“.
He also had a leading role in the Facebook group ATB Special Forces, with which he wanted to set up an anti-Muslim militia. In addition, he searched on the Internet for instructions to make a bomb and to hire a contract murderer.
According to the court, the accused has passed the phase of “keyboard terrorism”. He had told a member of the Facebook group that he wanted to hang or shoot dead anti-fascists and talked about “shooting macaques”.
Macaques are some species of monkeys. Racists, like in Belgium and in the right wing of the United States Republican party, use the word as an insult against Africans and other non-white people.
“If people are threatened precisely because of their convictions and must fear violence specifically directed against them, then the suspect will also cause serious fears to the population or parts of them”, is stated in the verdict.
Psychological and psychiatric research shows that T. has a poorly developed conscience and a personality disorder. He tends to pretend to be more important than he is. “He is in denial about his structural social failure and he covers it up with accusations towards foreigners.”
USA: Three men and a teenage boy were charged in an alleged plot against a small Islamic community in New York state.