The continued radicalization of especially young Muslims remains concerning, the national anti-terrorism co-ordination office NCTb, the Dutch Special Branch, ahs announced.
The NCTb also said it was "remarkable" that a rising number of Turkish youths were finding their way into networks of radical Muslims prepared to use violence against western society.
Earlier, “Dutch” Turkish youths were appearing occasionally in "jihad networks" made up primarily of North Africans, but there now appears to be whole groups of youths susceptible to radical Islam.
"Frustration over the position of Muslims in the Netherlands and anger over the events in conflict regions give food to the feeling that 'something' must be done," the NCTb said in its quarterly report on the terrorism threat in the Netherlands.
The NCTb report said the chance of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands is and remains reasonable, despite the fact that the threat appears to have declined in recent months. There were no concrete threats issued by terror networks, very few radical Muslims were entering Europe from Iraq and there was little interest in the Netherlands from international terrorist networks.
It said the “extreme-right” was also involved and that various incidents or inter-ethnic violence had been reported of late. Half of the violence involved Lonsdale youths, skinheads and the National Alliance.