No one was injured in the fire. The building was damaged, but not completely burned down, according to the fire service. The kitchen has been badly damaged and there is also smoke and water damage in the rest of the building, reports the Dutch newspaper ‘Algemeen Dagblad’.
The report of the fire came in just after 2:30 a.m. According to the police, local residents heard a scooter drive away that may have something to do with the fire.
The affected property is used by the Islamplanning foundation. Lessons are also given to children. Earlier this summer, there was a lot of resistance in Veldhoven against the arrival of the Islamic center. An online petition was signed 1,600 times.
“I expected something like this once”, says a boy who watches from Kruisstraat early Saturday morning as the fire brigade reloads all materials against ‘AD’.