Apr 7 2011
The 36-year-old Iranian doused himself with flammable liquid and then set himself on fire on Amsterdam’s Dam square on Wednesday. He died in the hospital of his injuries on Thursday.
Oh well, one less Muslim in the West. YAWN.
Dutch News -The man was a 36-year-old asylum seeker from Iran. Initial reports said he had reached the end of his application process and had been refused refugee status, but later reports said he had an appeal pending.
However, Leers told the paper the man had had a second appeal rejected last week. He had been in the Netherlands for several years and had gone through a number of attempts to win refugee status.
Eyewitnesses said the man had been shouting in broken Dutch before setting himself on fire, close to the war memorial. A number of passersby tried to extinguish the flames.