Friday, May 29, 2015

Police Find Rocket Launchers among Weapons Held By Motor Gangs

During a major action of the police in the province of Limburg against motor gangs, twenty people were arrested.  Five rocket launchers and automatic rifles were among the weapons found.  This was announced at a press conference held by the police, the pubic prosecution and Onno Hoees, the mayor of Maastricht.  Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur said that these gangs threaten people, create an atmosphere of fear, and earn money from criminal activities. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Utrecht Soccer Club to be Penalized for Anti-Semitic Chants

The Dutch football association, KNVB, intends to heavily penalize the Utrecht Soccer Club for anti-Semitic chants which were sung during a game against Ajax in April.  Supporters of Utrecht sang, “My father was with the commandos, my mother was with the SS, together they burned Jews, because they burn best.”  The soccer club claims it did not know what was sung and has apologized for its supporters.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Belgian-Moroccan Hate Imam to Speak in Almere

The Belgian-Moroccan iman, Tarik Chadlioui, also known as Tarik ibn Ali, has been invited to speak at a conference in the Omar ibn Al Khattab Mosque in Almere.  The imam is seen as the spiritual leader of the Belgian hate organization Sharia4Belgium, which has in the meantime been disbanded.  Chadlioui is suspected of having links with jihad fighters in Syria. He was expected to speak at a jihad meeting in Rijswijk, together with other dubious figures, but the meeting was cancelled.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Huge Overrun of Costs of Alterations of Royal Palace

The alterations in the palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague will cost 60 million Euro, rather than 35 million Euro as announced last year. Parliament already found the latter figure rather high. From 2018 King Willem Alexander and his family will live in the palace.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Dutch Buddhist Monks and Teachers Sexually Abused Pupils

Over the past decades, Buddhist monks and teachers have abused their pupils, some being minors.  A Thai monk who came to the Netherlands in the 1970s has attempted to abuse and has abused young men for at least twenty years. In the early 1980s, the monk had to leave his temple in the town of Waalwijk because of complaints a minor made to the police regarding his behavior.  Investigations by the TV station NOS found that there was also abuse occurring, inter alia, in Middelburg and Makkinga.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bad News will be Back on Monday. Have a nice weekend!

Dutch Intelligence Service Will Investigate German and American Spying

Dutch Minister of the Interior Ronald Plasterk has instructed the Dutch intelligence service, the AIVD, to investigate the allegations that the German and American intelligence services have had access to internet cables, which cross Dutch territory. Plasterk said that it is unacceptable that foreign intelligence services operate within the Netherlands.  As soon as he has more information, Plasterk promised to inform parliament.