Monday, May 15, 2017

The Netherlands is Down to 15th Place in the World Children’s Rights Index

The Netherlands is now in the 15th place in the latest International League Table.  This Table was established by the KidsRights Foundation at Rotterdam Erasmus University.  The study lists 165 countries on how they adhere to international standards for children’s rights.  Two years ago the Netherlands was in 2nd place.  Now it is behind countries such as Thailand, Tunisia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Asylum Seekers Jump from One Country to Another

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) last year identified twice as many asylum seekers who were seeking asylum in two or more asylum countries. In 2016, more than 10,000 were identified as opposed to 4,800 in 2015. Yet the Service does not catch them due to the fact that before they can be caught they have already moved to another country.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Extreme right website lists Dutch Jews

An extreme right website lists Jewish Dutch people. The Jewish information center CIDI is demanding that the list be taken down immediately. It says that violent antisemites may use the list in many ways.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Rotterdam, has highest unemployment of Netherlands

The average unemployment in the Netherlands is 6%. Rotterdam has with 11,3% the highest percentage of all Dutch municipalities..

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Drug trafficker Cetin G. who had been convicted for trafficking 15 000 kilo of cocain has cut his ankle monitor and disappeared. Albert Springer of the Dutch police union said that the court which send him away with solely an ankle monitor made an incomprehensible decision.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

KLM: Mismanagement causes extreme passenger waiting times at Amsterdam Airport

KLM operational director Rene de Groot says that mismanagement at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to blame for the extreme long waiting times at the checking of hand luggage at the airport. He added that the airport has aimed at unnecessary growth and neglected investment in the required infrastructure.

Monday, April 24, 2017

15 Injured by Smoke Bombs Thrown at Soccer Match

15 people were injured when a large smoke bomb was thrown during a first league soccer match at the Eindhoven Philips Football Stadium.  The victims suffered from respiratory problems and burning eyes.  A smaller smoke bomb was set off a few minutes later.  The game was between visiting Ajax Amsterdam and the local BSV team.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dutch Child Porn Pastor Had Told Church about His Sexual Preferences

A 53 year old Dutch pastor of the old Catholic Church – not to be confused with the Roman Catholic Church – has been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of producing child pornography involving young teenage boys.  He had been providing pastoral care at Amsterdam Airport and had been paying boys all younger than 15 years old to pose for him.  Police found almost 1300 nude photographs on his camera and Ipad.  He claimed that he had told church officials of his sexual preference for young boys.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Public Prosecutor to Start Criminal Probe into Gas Company

A court has ordered the public prosecution to carry out a criminal investigation into earthquake damage caused by natural gas extraction by the NAM company in Groningen.  NAM is a joint venture between Shell and Exxon Mobil.  A lawyer who represents people whose home has been damaged by earthquakes resulting from the gas extraction claimed that if there is evidence that senior NAM officials knew about the damage they could face up to 15 years in jail.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Drug dealing in Supporters' Home of Top Soccer Club

Police have arrested five people in an operation against drug dealing in and around the stadium of the Dutch first league soccer club FC Twente. Drugs were found in the supporters’ home. The police is investigating the relationship between fanatical supporters and a motorcycle gang. The mayor of Enchede is considering closing the supporters’ home.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Eritrean Asylum Seekers Holiday in Eritrea

There are reports that Eritrean asylum seekers in the Netherlands who have received asylum because they are threatened in their own country go on holiday in great numbers in Eritrea.  The Dutch Justice Department does not intervene.  There is also information that the same thing happens with Iraqi, Iranian and Sudanese asylum seekers who holiday in the country they flee from.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Intelligence Service: Radical Salafists threaten and use Violence

The general intelligence service AIVD writes in its annual report that salafists try to become Board members of mosques. In a number of cases violence was used. The AIVD writes that, even if in most cases these people do not break the law, intimidation and threatening with violence do not fit an open democratic society.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Arnhem: Moroccans Beat Up Homosexuals

Two homosexuals walking hand in hand in Arnhem have been beaten up by a group of Moroccans ages 14-18 years.  One of the aggressors attacked the victims with a bolt cutter who as a result lost four teeth.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Police on High Alert When Dutch Turks Vote

The national police and local authorities will be on high alert during the days when Dutch Turks can vote on the Turkish referendum next week from Wednesday until Sunday.  The extra security is especially required after the riots by Belgian Turks in front of the Turkish Embassy in Brussels.  A spokesperson for the national police said: “We are keeping our eyes and ears open.”

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dutch Intelligence Services Violated Eavesdropping Rules

The body which oversees the intelligence services, CTIVD, has concluded that between October 2015 and March 2016, the Dutch intelligence services, AIVD and MIVD, violated multiple rules by eavesdropping on conversations with lawyers and journalists.  They did so without the necessary permission from a special commission. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Netherlands Helps Big International Companies to Avoid Tax

Government officials have warned Dutch Deputy Minister of Finance, Eric Wiebes, that the Netherlands will face increasing European pressure to change its fiscal approach of helping big companies to avoid paying tax abroad.  The rules for this have been hidden from parliament despite various requests.  One expert summarized it saying:  “We don’t think it is a problem to help companies avoid tax as long as it isn’t forbidden.  It is legal, we earn money from it.  Why should we stop.”

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Amsterdam: Blood Test possibly infected Tens

About 60 people who had their blood sugar levels tested at the GGD (Municipal Health Service) in Amsterdam city center may have been infected with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. "It is a very small chance", GGD spokesperson stressed, but the chance exists. The Healthcare Inspectorate also launched an investigation.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Half at Risk Households in Trouble

Increasingly tenants in rent controlled property are getting into financial difficulty as rents continue to rise. This results from a report by  the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. In 2012, 37% of high-risk tenants were at risk of having problems paying their bills over the previous three year period, but this had risen to almost 55% by 2015, the agency said.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Erdogan Wanted Huge Meeting in the Netherlands

Even before two Turkish ministers wanted to speak in the Netherlands and were prevented from doing so, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted to visit the Netherlands and speak in a stadium to Dutch Turks.  All possible major covered locations however refused to rent their space.  This led to the cancellation of his visit.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Portuguese Prime Minister calls for Dijsselbloem to stand down

The head of Eurozone finance ministers, outgoing Dutch Labour Party Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said: “Anyone demanding EU solidarity also has obligations.” He added: "I can't spend all my money on liqueurs and women and then go and ask for your support." This is seen as an attack on indebted southern European states. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has said Dijsselbloem should stand down as head of the Eurogroup. Italy's ex-prime minister, Matteo Renzi, took to Facebook to condemn "stupid remarks against southern Europe, starting with Italy and Spain".

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Major Dutch Bank suspected of Corruption and Money laundering

The major Dutch ING Bank is suspected of facilitating international corruption and money laundering. The bank writes in its annual report that the Prosecution in both The Netherlands and the U.S has started a criminal investigation. The bank indicates that if there will be fines they might be substantial. According to the prosecution one of the cases investigated concerns bribes of the telecom company VimpelCom to a functionary of the Uzbek government.

Monday, March 20, 2017

European Commission Fines Air France KLM 310 Million Euros

The European Commission has fined Air France KLM 310 million Euros for price fixing and collusion in the air cargo market.  In total 11 airlines were fined with an amount of nearly 800 million Euro.  The airlines had been charged with making secret agreements between 1999 and 2006.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Two Turkish Diplomats Arrested in Rotterdam

Various Dutch and Turkish government sources claim that two Turkish diplomats were arrested in Rotterdam and kept two hours in police cells. Other Dutch sources deny this. Geert Jan Knoops, professor of international law, recommends that the Netherlands apologizes to Turkey, as otherwise Trukey might win an international court case against the Netherlands.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Threats force Municipal Councilor to take Leave of Absence

Dutch-Turkish Christian Democrat municipal councilor in Rotterdam Turan Yazir is taking a leave of absence from his faction due to threats. Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah has published Yazir's full name and a photo and called him partly responsible for the political fallout between the Netherlands and Turkey. His faction declared that the tensions in the Turkish community in Rotterdam have such an impact that it is impossible for Yazir to duly exercise his duties as councilor. The Turkish newspaper calls Yazir a politician that works with "fascists in the Netherlands, like Geert Wilders".

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dutch Consulate in Istanbul Cancels Evening After Elections

A group of Dutch inhabitants of Istanbul were supposed to meet at the Dutch consulate to view the results of the elections.  The Consul General advised those who were expected to come to instead watch the results individually at home. One of the employees said that there are difficulties with the security even though the number of Turkish demonstrators at the Consulate has decreased significantly.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Erdogan accuses Dutch of Carrying out Massacre in Srebrenica

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Netherlands of massacring of 8000 Bosninas in Srebrenica. He said so in a speech televised live. In fact it were however Bosnian Serbs who carried out the mass murder. The Dutch peace keepers failed to protect the Bosnian Muslims and fled Srebrenica. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Erdogan’s remarks were a “repugnant historical falsehood.”

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dutch Government warns travelers to Turkey

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice for Turkey. The Dutch does warn Dutch travelers to watch out for gatherings and avoid public places. These warnings are on top of the existing advice of risks in Turkey due to terrorist attacks and political tensions.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Riots Follow Dutch expulsion of Turkish Minister

Turkey’s family minister, Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, was prevented from reaching the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam and was taken to the German border by police and expelled from the Netherlands.  She was trying to win support among expatriates for a referendum on expanding Turkish presidential powers. The Dutch government forbade such rallies as they would stoke tensions before the Dutch general parliamentary elections on Wednesday. Afterwards, Dutch-Turkish demonstrators started riots. The police used officers on horseback and water cannons to disperse about 1,000 people from outside the Turkish consulate. There were some wounded and several arrests were made.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Erdogan: Dutch are Nazi Remnants and Fascists

The Netherlands has refused to give permission to the plane of the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavosuglu to land. He intended to speak in Rotterdam today in support of a referendum which will give President Erdogan more powers. The rally was cancelled by the Dutch authorities for security reasons. Cavosuglu had warned that Turkey would impose heavy sanctions if his visit were blocked. Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has now described the Dutch as “Nazi remnants and fascists.”

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rutte: Turkish Ministers Speaking About National Issues Not Wanted

Turkish affairs foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, intends to press ahead with a visit to the Netherlands.  He is campaigning in favor of a referendum to give Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, greater power. The minister has said that he may, however, delay his visit until after the Dutch parliamentary election on March 15.  Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has said that he believes public order could be at risk if there is a meeting in Rotterdam. Prime Minister Rutte said, “It is not that we want to stop Turkish politicians in general, but Turkish ministers who want to speak about purely national issues are not wanted.”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Prime Minister Rutte booed at Talk Show

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte could hardly speak at the talk show of Pauw and Jinek. Residents of the Groningen province shouted and booed him. One of his opponents said that 76 000 damage reports have been made during his prime ministership concerning gas exploiation in the province.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Turkish Minister: Netherlands Taken Hostage by Wilders

Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said that with the resistance against campaign meetings by Turkish politicians in the Netherlands, the country has been taken hostage by Geert Wilders. The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the meantime, has put in an official request to be able to run its election campaign in the Netherlands among Turks living there. The Dutch government has immediately rejected this.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Extremist Imam supports Denk Party

The extreme Salafist Imam Fawaz Jneid has advised his supporters to vote in the Dutch elections for the Denk party led by the Turkish born Tunahan Kuzu. He did so in a videomessage in Arabic. In the past he has wished death and terrible sicknesses on Ayaan Hirisi Ali and Theo van Gogh, who has murdered in 2004.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Deputy Prime Minister Asscher:Taking Risks to Get Into Trouble with Turkey Is Worth It

Deputy Prime Minister, Lodewijk Asscher, has said that the Dutch government is looking into the possibilities to prohibit Turkish cabinet ministers from coming to the Netherlands. They want to promote voting for a referendum in Turkey among Dutchmen of Turkish origin.  He added that it is worthwhile to run into a conflict with Turkey on this matter. PVV leader, Geert Wilders, called on the Dutch cabinet to declare all Turkish government members undesirable persons for the near future and thus not to grant them visas.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Murderer of Theo van Gogh destroys Kitchen of High Security Prison

Mohammed B., the radical Muslim who murdered media person  Theo van Gogh in 2004, serves a life sentence in the high security prison in Vught. He has entirely destroyed a kitchen there. He did so after a request of his to speak to the prison manager was refused.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Special Military Police Unit Takes Over Guarding Wilders

After problems with his regular security team, Geert Wilders is now protected by the Special Security Assignments Brigade. This military police unit is normally in charge of securing Dutch Embassies in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as protecting Dutch officials and politicians when they travel abroad. Wilders cancelled all public appearances after a police officer on his regular protection team had been accused of leaking police information to a Moroccan criminal gang.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hamas Affiliated Group Organizes Conference in Rotterdam

The 15th Palestinians in Europe Conference sponsored by an affiliate of the Hamas terrorist organization will take place in Rotterdam on April 15.  A motion by the Leefbaar Rotterdam Party to forbid the conference was defeated.  Organizations representing the Dutch Jewish community have expressed their fear about the content of the conference, as well as its impact.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Blocks Saudi Corruption Investigation

The Dutch construction firm Ballast Nedam has paid more than 450 million dollars in bribes to the Saudi royal family. The criminal investigation by police detectives was hindered by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its intervention led to the cancellation of the investigation of a Saudi witness ‘because of the bi-lateral relations, the status of those involved, and the possible risks for the witness.’

Monday, February 27, 2017

Huge Dutch Corruption of Saudi Royals

The Dutch fiscal inspection agency (FIOD) has strong indications that the top Saudi royals have been paid bribes by the Dutch construction company, Ballast Nedam.  In the illegal books kept by the company in addition to its official ones, it now seems that half a billion Euro bribes were paid to Saudi kings and other high placed Saudis.  The two kings, Fahd and Abdullah, appeared in the illegal books under pseudonyms, Bassie and Adriaan.  A large part of the bribes apparently have been pocketed by the Saudi prince, Al-Waleed bin Talal.  In 2003, the prince received a Dutch award for the role he played in the economic relations between the Netherlands and Saudi Arabia.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

More problems at DBB Police Security Service

Much attention has been given to the suspension of DBB police security service agent Faris and the information that his brother had been fired from the police after leaking very confidential police data. From the same special service the brothers Omar and Abdenouar M. were fired because of fraud. Now it has become known that they were involved ina major whitewash scandal concerning criminal funds.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Wilders suspends Election Campaign after more Security Problems revealed

Geert Wilders and his Freedom party have suspended all public campaigning for the 15 March parliamentary campaign. This after a Moroccan member of the DBB police security service was found to have leaked information to a Moroccan mafia in the Netherlands. It has now become known that a few years ago Faris’ brother who also worked for the police had been fired after leaking very confidential police data.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Majority of Defense Staff do not Trust Minister of Defense

Two thirds of the Dutch Defense Personnel have no Confidence in the top military Leadership. This results from a survey by the military unions. 84% say that Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert does not increase their confidence in the organization. Major problems include material shortages, insufficient staff care and inadequate employment conditions.  There are also problems with the shortage of ammunition. The survey shows broadly similar results with those of 2013 and 2014. A spokesperson of one of the unions called it a vote of no confidence in the top of the Ministry and gives the minister especially a red card.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Possible Mole Among Wilder’s Security Agents

A Dutch security service agent has been suspended on suspicion of leaking information to a Moroccan criminal mafia.  Police chief Erik Akerboom has confirmed that the agent has a Moroccan background.  Wilders tweeted that if he cannot blindly trust the service which protects him then he cannot properly function.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wilders calls Broadcaster Scum

PVV leader Geert Wilders has pulled out of a television election debate. He called one of the organizing broadcasters 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Eighty Dutch Soccer Supporters Fined in Warsaw

The local police in Warsaw fined eighty supporters of the Ajax Amsterdam Soccer Club prior to the Europa League match of Ajax and Legia Warsaw. Earlier, fifty masked men attacked Ajax supporters in a bar in the city. Each had to pay approximately 115 Euro. A 22 year old Ajax fan was taken to a police station after he attacked a police officer.  He could face up to three years in a Polish prison.  

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Public News Station presents rabid Muslim Antisemite as Victim

The large public news broadcaster NOS has interviewed a Moroccan pizza baker from Tilburg Rachid el Hajoui. He said that he feared going to a mosque because “some crazy person might attack here.” He pleaded for tolerance. In the past Hajoui was an activist for the left liberal D66 party and before for the extreme left Socialsit Party.  Since then it has been found that in 2014 he tweeted that Hitler should have finished his work and “only answer to Israel is total extermination.” The NOS has sice apologized for not checking Hajoui out before interviewing him.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Forty percent of Turks and Moroccans do not feel at home in the Netherlands

A report of the Social-Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) writes that 40 percent of the Turkish and Moroccan Dutch citizens do not feel at home in the Netherlands. Increasingly they are becoming religious Muslims as an alternative identity. The problem is even bigger with the children born in the Netherlands, than with the migrants themselves. Among many Dutch, Muslims are associated with violence. As far as employment is concerned, the SCP says that both employers and immigrants have to improve their behavior in order to raise immigrant employment rates.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

‘Jihad Kids’ are Great Threat When Returning to Netherlands

The National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, Dick Schoof, says that there are about 80 children of Dutch jihadists who are growing up in ISIS territory.  Dutch security forces are concerned that these youngsters are already a threat to the Netherlands.  The Dutch General Intelligence Service, AIVD, monitors children from the age of 9 because they are used to commit attacks in Iraq and Syria.  The AIVD says that these children are trained to use weapons and make explosives and are brain-washed in jihad classes.  At least 280 Dutch people travelled to Syria to join ISIS.  50 of them have since returned to the Netherlands.  More are expected in view of the increasingly problematic ISIS situation of ISIS on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mayors: Drug Crime undermines Society

The mayors of five cities in province of Noord-Brabant, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Breda, Den Bosch and Helmond say that drugs crime problems in their cities are growing. They call for ‘unorthodox and innovative measures’ to combat these problems. They state that society is being seriously damaged.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wilders: Islam possibly more Dangerous than Nazism

PVV leader Geert Wilders has called the Islam ideology possibly more dangerous than Nazism. Wilders said that he wants to close all mosques because he sees the Koran as violent. He remarked “This is a book in which far more antisemitism is written than in Mein Kampf. It is full with calls for violence.” Wilders explained why he wanted to close all mosques: “If we were to allow Nazi temples in the Netherlands the world would be shocked. The Islam does not belong to our country.”