The Minister of the Interior has increased the terrorist alert level to 3, which indicates the existence of a serious threat. The reason is the release of a new anti-islam film, the Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen report on Friday.

"The Innocent Prophet" is due to be released in a week. In this film, Imran Firasat, a Pakistani resident in Spain, draws an unflattering portrait of the prophet Mohammed.

The Organe de Coordination pour l'Analyse de la Menace (OCAM) [Threat Analysis Coordination Body] decided to take no risk and has raised the terrorist alert level from 2 to 3, on a scale of 4.

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