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Dutch teen suspended after threatening to cut off Jews’ heads

Muslim 14-year-old posts video in which he claims he is a member of the Islamic State

Still from the video 'Flames of War,' which was released on Friday, September 19, 2014, presumably by members of the Islamic State. (screen capture: YouTube)
Still from the video 'Flames of War,' which was released on Friday, September 19, 2014, presumably by members of the Islamic State. (screen capture: YouTube)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A Dutch high school student was suspended after posting a video in which he said he belonged to ISIS and wanted to decapitate Jews.

The De Spindel high school in Hengelo, a city in eastern Netherlands, suspended the 14-year-old in recent days, according to a report Saturday by the De Telegraaf daily. The student, who according to the newspaper is a Muslim boy of Balkan descent, was identified in the media only as Ilhan M.

“Hi, I am from ISIS and I would like to cut off the heads of Jews,” he is seen as saying, followed by profanities about Jewish women.

It is not yet clear whether the teen was suspended because of the video or a recent inquiry by police initiated earlier this month after faculty reported that he may have possessed a weapon. Police found the boy owned a prop gun.

The affair comes amid growing concern in the Netherlands about Dutch citizens fighting for the jihadist group ISIS in Syria and Iraq. The Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service, or AIVD, estimated this summer that approximately 100 Dutchmen were fighting in Syria.

Security officials worry that the battle-hardened returnees would carry out attacks, including on Jewish targets.

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