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Demonstrator holds ISIS flag on the ancient plaza of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City. (Archive 2014)

A 14-year-old Muslim teen of Balkan descent has been suspended from De Spindle high school in the eastern Netherlands city of Hengelo uploaded a video in which he threatened Jewish women.

“Hi, I am from ISIS and I would like to cut off the heads of Jews,” “Ilhan M.” is seen saying, according to a report published Saturday in the De Telegraaf daily newspaper, quoted by JTA. He followed up that announcement with a string of profanities about Jewish women.

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“Ilhan” was suspended after police discovered via a faculty report that he owned a prop gun. “The big question now is, how seriously should we take him?” said a ‘terrified’ student quoted by the newspaper. “What if he really means it? He will not be the first extremist Muslim youth in the Netherlands in the grip of ISIS….” said another.

While police played down the incident, calling it a “misguided action,” they nevertheless did not dismiss it despite anxiety by the students that their fears were being taken lightly.

Security officials in the Netherlands are becoming concerned about the number of Dutch citizens who have traveled abroad to fight for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Approximately 100 such people were fighting in Syria as of this summer, according to an estimate by the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service, AIVD.

Concerns are growing about the battle-ready jihadists who may then return and carry out other, similar attacks on local citizens, including Jewish targets.

Similar issues are being raised in other European countries across the continent, as well as in other nations around the globe – including Australia and Canada. Both recently enacted legislation to prevent the return of those who decide to leave their countries in order to fight with the jihadist terror organization.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

27 COMMENTS

  1. This is a crazy world with people spewing hatred and threats all over. It is clear that this “boy” is old enough to be responsible for what he says he wants to do. Many very disturbed individuals, announce their plans. If we don’t listen, they carry out their threats. So it is not often you can pick a troublemaker out by looking at what he has done so far. This kid needs to be taken out, like the trash.

  2. Let’s stand up for our Jewish people and our Jewish state of Israel and for all good people thoughout the world against anybody who wants to destroy the Jewish stste of Israel.am yisroel chai

  3. This is a crazy world with people spewing hatred and threats all over. It is clear that this "boy" is old enough to be responsible for what he says he wants to do. Many very disturbed individuals, announce their plans. If we don't listen, they carry out their threats. So it is not often you can pick a troublemaker out by looking at what he has done so far. This kid needs to be taken out, like the trash.

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