Monday, November 24, 2014
In the township of Overloon, seven hundred asylum seekers live in a former jail. They mainly originate from Syria and Eritrea. The central body which deals with asylum seekers, the COA, houses them in mixed groups. After some Syrians complained about drunk Eritreans, the latter beat everybody who wasn’t black with sticks. Fourteen people were wounded and three arrested. The COA denies that it was an ethnic conflict, but the asylum seekers claim it was.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 11:24 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The research institute, NCO, has undertaken a study on behalf of Minister Asscher (Social Affairs). The study investigated the period between 2001-2011, and came to the conclusion that Dutch workers are pushed out of certain sectors by cheaper foreign labor from central and Eastern Europe. This concerns mainly the building sector, industry and transport.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 11:25 AM
Friday, November 21, 2014
Due to a security leak at the police, a large number of extremely confidential police files have become accessible on Google. The files contain information on murders, robberies, criminal organizations and jihadi suspects. The files originated from a secret police unit and were accessible until last Tuesday. The leaked files contain many names, photographs, and addresses of dozens of suspects. Also available were details about the police force itself, such as the names and phone numbers of detectives and prosecutors. At fault is an internet manager of the police. For reasons that remain unclear, he put the files on a non-secure, private website of a family member. After all this became known the police removed the files.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 11:16 AM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
The number of complaints in Amsterdam regarding rat infestations keeps increasing. In the first half of this year, there were almost a thousand complaints at the municipal health service, as compared to 1,760 in all of 2013. The rats can reach the size of a cat.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 10:09 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher (Labor) has received a report he ordered about the influence of Turkish organizations on their members living in the Netherlands. The researchers found a lack of transparency. They did not succeed in determining to what extent bodies in Turkey interfere in the lifestyle of Turks in the Netherlands. Minister Asscher now wants to talk with the Turkish authorities about the influence it exercises on Turkish migrant organizations in the Netherlands.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 12:06 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Both Allied and German soldiers are buried in the Haelen cemetery. For the first time, the local Jewish community has included German soldiers in its commemoration services. The Honorary Consul of Israel, Benoit Wesly, laid a wreath on behalf of Israel. The Orthodox rabbi of the Dutch army recited a prayer. Joop Fransman, the chairman of the CJO, an umbrella body of Dutch Jewish organizations, criticized the commemoration and said that victims and not the perpetrators should be commemorated. [While the German army was not in itself a criminal organization, it has participated in a large number of war crimes, including the murdering of Jews in the Holocaust.]
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 8:16 AM
Monday, November 17, 2014
The Labor party has expelled two Turkish parliamentarians, Selcuk Ozturk and Tunahan Kuzu, after they expressed strong disagreement with the integration policy of the party. During the party discussion, Ozturk said to the Moroccan Labor parliamentarian Ahmed Marcouch, “May Allah punish you!” Party leader Diederik Samsom said that the situation was eerie. He added that “the Labor party is a secular party, and from time to time, one can hear curses. However, this type of deep-felt religious curses I have not yet heard.”
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 12:15 PM