The Dutch News website reports that the Amsterdam Appeal Court ruled today (December 17, 2010) that a group of seven young men -- who became known as the Hofstad group -- had formed an organization which aimed to carry out terrorist attacks.
The seven defendants were sentenced to jail terms of between 15 months and 13 years. The longest sentence went to Muslim convert Jason Walters.
The seven are part of a loose grouping of young Muslims that police named the Hofstad group. It includes Mohammed Bouyeri, who murdered film maker Theo van Gogh in 2004.