Shocking footage captured the moment police shot a MUSLIM man as he waved a knife around while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The man is seen holding the large knife before being shot by police in the terrifying incident in the Schilderswijk borough of The Hague.
Daily Star The shooting on April 12 was not initially widely reported but after the clip surfaced online yesterday (April 20), it quickly spread on social media. Thousands of viewers have been sharing the video amid rising terror fears in the Netherlands.
In it, the man is heard crying out “Allahu Akbar” – Arabic for Allah is greater (than your God) – after being shot in the leg by Dutch officers. The police first fired a warning shot into the air but seconds later hit the man in the leg – leaving him crying out in agony (photo above).
A policeman can then be seen kicking the blade out of reach after the man has fallen to the ground. Police said in a statement that they responded to a call of a knife-wielding man after he had destroyed several windows in the area. When officers arrived, they warned the man to surrender his weapon but he refused to do so.