facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Politician's security irks her neighbors

Nov. 10, 2005 at 3:13 PM   |   Comments

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Security around the home of a Dutch member of Parliament threatened by Muslim extremists has angered her neighbors to the point of a court challenge.

Citing "unbearable disruptions," Amsterdam neighbors of Ayaan Hirsi Ali filed the suit, which will be heard by a court in The Hague on Nov. 25, the newspaper Algemeen Dagblad said Thursday.

Somali-born Hirsi Ali has received numerous death threats after she worked with filmmaker Theo van Gogh on the short film, "Submission," which was critical of how women are treated in Islamic societies. Van Gogh was slain Nov. 2, 2004.

Her neighbors, however, say they are fed up with the noise of the armored car she is chauffeured in, squealing tires at all hours, constantly idling engines, and the large number of security cameras in the residential area.

© 2005 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
3
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
4
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback