Monday, April 21, 2008

Taliban: Dutch Defense Chief's Son Murdered Over Anti-Islam Film

The Taliban declared the death of the Dutch defense chief's son revenge for the release of an anti-Islam film by a member of Dutch parliament.

The roadside bomb Friday that killed the 23-year-old son of the Dutch defense chief, Lt. Dennis van Uhm, also killed one other Dutch soldier. The Taliban said the explosion was revenge for the film "Fitna," released last month by the head of Netherlands' anti-immigration party, Geert Wilders.

Flags fly at half-mast at a military base in Ermelo, on April 18, 2008. The son, Lt. Dennis van Uhm, of the Netherland's newly-sworn-in army chief Peter van Uhm was killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan.


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