Some 14 members of anti-Islamic organization Pegida Nederland held an early Sunday morning protest action against the construction of a mosque, with at least one person accused of dousing the site with pig's blood. A video that the organization posted on Twitter and Facebook shows a man disguised as a priest planting a wooden cross at the mosque site, and then using a toilet brush to splatter the blood on the cross and around the location.
Enschede mayor Onno van Veldhuizen wholeheartedly condemned the action of Pegida, which occurred in his town. "Disgusting. This is not our ethics," he said, and compared the group to the Ku Klux Klan. "If you go around so sure of yourself with a cross early in the morning, that link comes to my mind."