Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dutch Beer Producer Heineken involved in Crimes in African Countries



A new Dutch book by Olivier van Beemen which title translates into Beer for Africa, the best kept secret of Heineken reveals a large number of extreme ugly and probably criminal activities of several subsidiaries of the company in Africa.  One of van Breemen’s examples is that the company employs thousands of “beer girls” for promotional activities. They often have to sleep with managers to keep their job. The problem is known for twenty years.
www.ad.nl/economie/massamoordenaars-aan-het-bier-heineken-brouwt-troebel-in-afrika~a2ee7079/

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Leading Role of Albanians in the Amsterdam Underworld


A trend analysis by the Amsterdam police has found that Albanian criminals are increasingly important in the Amsterdam underworld. They are specialized in the cocaine trade. This drug originates in South America. It enters Rotterdam and from the Netherlands it is distributed all over Europe. The police says that all assassinations in Amsterdam in past years are related to the cocaine trade and have been carried out by contract killers.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/04/18/albanians-play-leading-role-amsterdam-underworld-police

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

4 Dutch Morrocans Arrested who planned attack on Turkish Consulate

The Police have arrested 4 Dutch Moroccans whom are suspected of planning an attack on the Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam.
 The arrests were based on fragments of recordings from autumn 2016 by the AIVD General Security Services.   Observation: why did it take a year and a half to arrest them?

https://www.ad.nl/rotterdam/vier-mannen-opgepakt-wegens-plan-aanslag-turkse-consulaat-rotterdam~a89d55eb/

Monday, April 16, 2018

Rotterdam Cinema Show Special Movie for Dogs


The Rotterdam cinema, Lantaren Venster, is showing a one-time movie for dogs.  It concerns a special preview of the animation movie, Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson.  In the entrance hall, special areas for dogs to drink are available as are dog snacks and bags for cleaning up excrement.  The owners can purchase breakfast.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/entertainment/1921242/rotterdamse-bios-vertoont-film-voor-honden

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nude Pictures of Hundreds of Dutch Girls on Private Network



Two thousand young men and boys are sharing revenge porn of at least four hundred Dutch girls on a private network.  This contains over 30,000 photos and videos.  The victims’ full names and addresses are revealed as well as links to their social media profiles.  The Dutch police is familiar with this type of network and calls on victims to press charges. The Dutch government is working on a law to make distributing and viewing revenge porn punishable.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/04/13/nude-pics-hundreds-dutch-girls-revenge-porn-network-reports

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dutch Politicians denied Entry in Moroccan Rif Region


Two Dutch Labor Party representatives MP Lilianne Ploumen and MEP Kati Piri visited Morocco.  They met representatives of the Rif Region Protest Movement.  This movement is supported by many Dutch Moroccans.  Piri wants to draw more European attention to the situation in the Rif Region.  Yet, they were denied entry by the Moroccan authorities to the two cities that they wanted to express solidarity with the Rif Protest Movement.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/04/11/dutch-politicians-denied-entry-moroccan-rif-region

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2.5 Million Dutch Citizens cannot read or write properly


A report commissioned by a literacy foundation from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), found that 2.5 million people in the Netherlands cannot read or write properly.  This is twice the number that was previously thought.  According to the researchers, a conservative estimate is that these people cost the Netherlands more than 1 billion per year.

www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/04/2-5-million-people-in-nl-cant-read-or-write-property-costing-society-over-e1bn/

Monday, April 9, 2018

Crisis in Building Industry Due to High Costs and Shortage of Personnel


The Dutch organization of project developers and building companies (NVB) says that costs have increased so much that many developers plan to carry out very little work.  The industry is afraid that in particular in the west of the Netherlands, many building companies may go bankrupt.
www.ad.nl/economie/nieuwe-bouwcrisis-dreigt-door-hoge-kosten-en-tekort-aan-personeel~a341ed4b/

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Search engine with millions of hacked Dutch passwords online


A search engine which shows 1.4 billion of leaked or hacked passwords is officially on line.  Of these, about 3.3 million are Dutch. The site, gotcha.pw was online for a short time but was taken down again.  It initially showed the full hacked passwords, which is illegal.  Now only the first two letters of the passwords are shown.  People can now check whether their password is no longer protected.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/04/06/search-engine-millions-hacked-dutch-passwords-online

Thursday, March 29, 2018

BAD NEWS BLOGGER IS EXHAUSTED FROM THE ENDLESS FLOW OF BAD NEWS IN THE NETHERLANDS.
HE DESPERATELY NEEDS HOLIDAYS. THE NEXT BAD NEWS ITEM WILL BE  POSTED ON APRIL 8.   

100 British Football Fans have been arrested in Amsterdam


100 British football fans have been arrested in Amsterdam due to hooliganism on the occasion of the soccer game between the Netherlands and England.  The English national police chief’s Council (NPCC) said that it was the largest number for several years.  The UK Football supporters Federation Chief Executive said: “there could be no defense of the atrocious antisocial behaviour by a minority of English fans.”


http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/43527587

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Netherlands Intensifies Military Link with Iran


The Dutch Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense have decided to send a defense attaché to the Dutch embassy in Iran.  This is all the more remarkable as NATO, of which the Netherlands is a member, sees Iran as an enemy. Dutch ambassador to Tehran, Susanna Terstal, recently visited an Iranian general.  On the Iranian press website, Mehr News, the Dutch ambassador is quoted as saying, ‘The Netherlands is interested in starting military relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.’  It is known that the Dutch do not even have defense attachés in the countries of their NATO allies.
https://www.niw.nl/nederland-haalt-militaire-banden-met-iran-aan/

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Turkish Media: Investigation of Dutch Spy


Turkish media report that the Turkish intelligence services are following a Dutch spy in Istanbul who has a Dutch diplomatic passport. They claim that he has paid large amounts of money to informers. The Turkish government has requested information about the issue from the Dutch government.  Relations between the two countries are tense. Both have withdrawn their ambassadors.
https://nos.nl/artikel/2224419-turkse-media-onderzoek-naar-nederlandse-spion-in-turkije.html

Monday, March 26, 2018

Imam calls Rotterdam Mayor Aboutaleb an enemy of Islam


The radical imam Fawaz Jneid has called Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb a heretic Muslim and an enemy of Islam. Jneid said that Aboutaleb hates Islam and fights against it. He calls him stupid and weak. Jneid added that Aboutaleb prohibits Islamic schools and is against mosques. Aboutaleb reacted that he hopes that Jneid will soon repent.
www.ad.nl/binnenland/haatprediker-noemt-burgemeester-aboutaleb-een-afvallige-moslim~a78328ec/

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Massive abuse of working migrants


Thousands of migrants are working in the Netherlands under horrible circumstance that they are unable to escape.  The Labour Inspectorate, the Police and the Public Prosecution have greatly failed these migrants.  The weekly that has exposed this is not referring to the sex industry but to hot houses, kitchens of restaurants, ships, and construction sites.

www.groene.nl/artikel/ik-had-mijn-eigen-huid-in-mijn-handen

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Parents of two Dutch soldiers killed in Mali sue Ministry of Defense


Two Dutch soldiers were killed by grenades in Mali in 2016.    The parents of these soldiers said that the Military Policed informed them that their sons were killed due to a manufacturing error of  the grenades. A report by the Dutch Safety Board revealed that the grenades were never inspected, improperly stored and that these soldiers in Mali didn’t have access to quality medical care.  The parents are now pressing charges of death through negligence against the Ministry of Defense and an unknown number of defense employees. The Dutch Ministry of Defense does not want to mention names of the employees who played a crucial role in the run up to the accident. 

https://nltimes.nl/2018/03/21/parents-soldiers-killed-mali-sue-defense


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Move of Barracks leads to mass Departure of elite Corps Marines


The move of the marine elite corps from the barracks in centrally located Doorn to Vlissingen has led to the departure of 73 marines, three times as many as in previous years. The new base lacks facilities including adequate shooting ranges and fly paths. It maybe that the survival of the unit is now in danger.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Minister of Health worried about Suicide Powder


Minister of Health De Jonge has expressed concern that a young 19 year old woman has died after ingesting a so called ‘suicide powder.’ She had obtained the product extremely cheaply on the internet.  Minister De Jonge says that the public prosecutor is investigating this suicide and doesn’t know whether he can do anything against the availability of the powder.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2222711-minister-dood-vrouw-door-zelfmoordpoeder-zeer-zorgelijk.html

Monday, March 19, 2018

Labor Party Candidate called Black Monkey


Ugbaad Kilincci is a candidate in the municipal elections on behalf of the Labor party in the town of Emmen. While campaigning the she has been called by people from the public a “black monkey”, and “head rags mongoloid”. She was also told that she should shut up to Africa. Kilincci came to the Netherlands at the age of 1 from Somalia. At a certain moment she decided that she could not support the insults any longer and went home.
ww.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/03/19/pvda-kandidaat-in-emmen-uitgemaakt-voor-zwarte-aap-a1596165

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Dutch government indirectly supports Hezbollah Terrorists


The Dutch government has donated 30 trucks to the government of Lebanon.  The Israeli government says that the Hezbollah terrorist group has gained control of the Lebanese army.  Recently, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the Lebanese army has become an integral part of Hezbollah’s command structure. He added that it has lost its independence and has become an inseparable part of the Hezbollah apparatus.



Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ombudsman: Right to demonstrate is under pressure in Netherlands


The national ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen said that being able to demonstrate is a fundamental right in the Netherlands.  Yet that right is under pressure.  He said in a report: “the government is inclined to risk-avoiding behavior.  Public order often wins resulting in restricted or even cancelled demonstrations.”

https://nltimes.nl/2018/03/15/right-demonstrate-pressure-netherlands-ombudsman-says

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Almost 800 People Die During Participation in Medical Trials


782 people died while participating in medical trials in 2016.  Another 5000 experienced life threatening wounds, hospitalization, or became handicapped.  The Central Commission for Human Research (CCMO) said that 265,000 people participate in these trials yearly. They claim that the deaths and incidents are not related to the medical trials.
https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/bijna-800-doden-tijdens-medisch-onderzoek-hoe-kan-dat~a2c16b5f/

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Shortage of Health Care Givers will increase to 100 000 by 2022


Over the next four years, staff shortages in healthcare will increase to around 100 thousand people, according to the benefits agency UWV. Qualified staff is becoming very difficult to find. The population is aging and almost a quarter of caregivers are 55-years-old or older. The UWV recommends increased recognition of health care workers and retraining unemployed people and migrants for health care tasks.
 https://nltimes.nl/2018/03/12/healthcare-face-staff-shortage-100000-2022

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rotterdam: Left Parties collaborate with Muslim anti-Israel Party


In Rotterdam the three left wing parties, the left socialist SP, Green Left and the PvdA Labour Party have agreed to collaborate with the anti-Israel Muslim party NIDA after the coming municipal elections on March 21. When this became known media mentioned a tweet from 2014 in which Nida compared Israel to ISIS. When asked, Nida confirmed that it still supports the tweet. A few days ago representatives of Nida and the Labor party attended a meeting of the Union of European Turkish Democrats, which is the Dutch branch of the Turkish AK party of president Erdogan. Also a candidate of the left liberal D66 was present.
https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/artikel/2221891-oude-tweet-nida-zet-samenwerking-met-linkse-partijen-in-r-dam-onder-druk.html

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Intelligence Services: Salafism has to be watched from a security perspective


The AIVD National Intelligence Services draws in its annual report attention to Salafism because of the worry about its ideas to legitimize intolerance, anti-democratic activities and polarization. The AIVD writes that promoters of Salafism put aside their differences to promote together aims in the name of Islam.  These goals include the monopolization of Islamic education and spiritual care.  Opposition is not tolerated. Often their attitudes are intimidating and claim the loyalty of Muslims to Islam.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Amsterdam mayor: Salafism is not a current in Islam


Jozias van Aartsen, the acting mayor of Amsterdam has said in the municipal council that Salafism isn’t a current in Islam.  He wondered what the use of attacking it was. Municipal council member Diederik Boomsma retorted: “he seems to suffer from the same religious cramps which in recent years has caused the increasing problems at the municipality’s department against radicalization.”

www.elsevierweekblad.nl/nederland/achtergrond/2018/02/589639-589639/

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Intelligence Services: More Dutch Children of Jihadis than thought before


The general Dutch intelligence service AIVD says now that there are at least 175 children with a Dutch parent in Syria and Iraq. Before their estimate was that the number was 100 children. More than half is younger than four years.  
www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2018/03/06/aivd-veel-meer-nederlandse-kinderen-in-syrie-en-irak-a1594562


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jewish Students Complain about antisemitism at Amsterdam Free University



Tens of Jewish students and former students react to a Palestinian terrorist speaking at Amsterdam Free University.  They have written a letter to the Board of the Amsterdam Free University. 


In it they say that the university has tolerated radical organizations with racist antisemitic tendencies.  The most recent case concerned a lecture by the Palestinian Rasmea Odeh who was involved in the murder of two Israeli civilians.  She was presented by the organizers in a location at the university as a hero and resistance fighter.

The Jewish students want to meet with the Board to discuss this issue.



https://www.niw.nl/noodkreet-van-joodse-studenten-richting-vu/

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cab Drivers Intend to Burn Uber Office in Amsterdam



Through the information service Telegram cab drivers are asked to attack on March 20th the office of the Uber-service in Amsterdam. They are called to bring firebombs with them. The cab drivers accuse Uber of unfair competition.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant Vandalized for third time in three months


For the third time in three months, the Amsterdam kosher restaurant Ha Carmel has been vandalized. The owner also regularly receives anonymous phone calls of people shouting “Palestine Free” and “Allah Akbar”.  In the past, the owner has requested permanent police and camera surveillance. So far, the municipality has rejected his request. 

https://nltimes.nl/2018/03/02/amsterdam-kosher-restaurant-vandalized

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Major suspicion of fraud against Dutch Turks


One out of five Dutch Turk citizens are suspected of fraud concerning welfare payments.  For instance, they may receive Dutch welfare payments while owning a house in Turkey which is not known in the Netherlands. A judge has ruled that Dutch municipalities cannot investigate this type fraud only in Turkey if they do not investigate this same information in other countries as this would be considered discrimination.

https://www.elsevierweekblad.nl/nederland/achtergrond/2018/02/rechter-voorkomt-effectieve-aanpak-van-turkse-uitkeringsfraudeurs-589661/

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Palestinian terrorist speaks at an Amsterdam university


The Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh, has spoken at a location on the Free University campus in Amsterdam.  She was the guest of an extreme leftist Revolutionaire Eenheid.  This group has a location at the university which it does not pay for.  The university however tolerates it under the condition that its programs are communicated to the university.  As this was not the case this time, the university called the police.  Rasmea Odeh has murdered two Israelis and was condemned to a jail sentence.


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Police Union: Amsterdam Shooting Range unsafe


The Police Union ACP demands that the shooting range in Amsterdam should be temporarily closed. An investigation by the SZW-inspectorate has found many shortcomings. There is too little attention for control, maintenance and instructions for shooting by police inspectors. In the past two years several instructors and other members of the union have had severe health complaints which they claim is due to their work on the shooting range.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Turkish Government Paper attacks Dutch Parliamentarians


The largest Turkish newspaper Sabah, attacks five Turkish-Dutch members of the Dutch Parliament who voted in favor of the proposal to recognize the Armenian genocide. The paper writes that they have betrayed Turkey with this scandalous decision. Only the two Turkish-Dutch Parliamentarians of the D.E.N.K. party voted against. Their leader Tunahan Kuzu says that the recognition is unacceptable and that the Dutch Turkish parliamentarians have to decide on which side they stand.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Turkey Attacks Netherlands on Srebrenica’s Genocide


After the Dutch Lower House recognized the Turkish mass murder of Armenians in 1915 as a genocide, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted.  In a statement, the ministry said that the Dutch decision is inappropriate as the Netherlands ‘looked the other way’ during the genocide in Srebrenica. In 1995 Bosnian Serb forces killed 7000 Muslims while Dutch UN peacekeepers stationed in Srebrenica failed to protect the population.  The Dutch were accused of complicity for ignoring what happened there.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/02/23/turkey-lashes-netherlands-armenia-slaughter-cites-srebrenica-tragedy


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Officers’ Association: Politicians Risk Lives of Military

Ruud Vermeulen, Chairman of the Officers’ Association says that Dutch politicians knowingly have taken irresponsible risks which have endangered the lives of military personnel.  He said that politicians are always quick to judge others but it would be better if they became aware and looked at their own functioning.  He mentioned inter alia among others former Labour Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders (Labour), who neglected the criticism of the commandos concerning the possibility of executing the mission in Mali. Koenders remarked, “We decide what you must execute or not.” The officers require a parliamentary inquiry into the many problems in the military.

https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/officieren-eisen-parlementaire-enquete-naar-misstanden-defensie~a0b434f9/

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dutch lawyer admits lying in Trump-Russia Investigation

Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan has admitted to lying to the team investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections. He has been charged with lying to the FBI and has pleaded guilty. Making a false statement to investigators is considered a felony in the United States.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/02/21/dutch-lawyer-admits-lying-trump-russia-investigation

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Police Organization: Netherlands has become a ‘Narcostate’

The Dutch police organization has interviewed more than 1.000 detectives. It has come to the conclusion that the detective service is lacking personnel. The Netherlands has in the meantime gained the characteristics of a narcostate. A parallel economy has developed in which criminals abuse the good infrastructure of the country in order to enter real estate activities, companies and holiday parks.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Thirty Asylum Seekers in Netherlands Found with Suspicious Passports

According to information originating in the Ministry of Justice and Security, approximately 30 asylum seekers came to the Netherlands with stolen and blank passports in 2015 and 2016.  The security services are aware that terrorist organizations like ISIS often supply such passports for people to carry out terror attacks abroad.  The However, Dutch security services said that when these people were investigated, none of them were identified as potential terrorists. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Eindhoven Mayor: Citizens Not Involved In Fight against Criminality

Eindhoven mayor, Jorritsma, tried last year to involve citizens in the battle against criminality.  He now admits that this has failed.  He pointed out that one of the reasons is the increase of neighborhood ‘kings’ i.e., people who dominate neighborhoods and have the most impressive car, but don’t have any registered income.  These people apparently are allowed to do anything and act with impunity.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dutch Oxfam Heads knew already in 2012 about Haiti Scandal



Already in 2012 the leadership of Oxfam Novib, the Dutch branch of Oxfam, received the report on the sexual abuse in 2010 of local women by members of the Oxfam mission to Haiti. The Dutch branch passed the report on to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Accounting Office. Oxfam Novib Director Farah Karimi says that as this was considered a British issue no publicity was given to the scandal.

www.ad.nl/binnenland/oxfam-nederland-moest-mond-br-houden-over-britse-seksrel~a2d4394c7/

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Dutch Foreign Minister Resigns Due to Lie


Before the parliamentary debate on his lie about attending a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dutch Foreign Minister, Halbe Zijlstra, resigned.  The Russian embassy in the Netherlands had issued a statement accusing some in the Netherlands of distributing fake news aimed at discrediting their country by suggesting it has expansionist ambitions.  Zijlstra’s resignation came a day before he was due to meet the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/dutch-foreign-minister-fire-lying-putin-53046098

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dutch Minister admits lying about Meeting with Putin

Halbe Zijlstra (VVD, Liberals), minister of foreign affairs has admitted that he lied when he said that he attended a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2006. He now says that he heard from a person who was present in such a meeting that Putin considers Ukraine, Belarus and the Baltic States as parts of Greater Russia. He considered that this should become known and lied about his presence to protect his source. 

www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/dutch-foreign-minister-admits-lying-about-meeting-with-putin/2018/02/12/e944cb4e-0fd7-11e8-a68c-e9374188170e_story.html?utm_term=.0900dc091d33

Monday, February 12, 2018

Donors of Oxfam Resign After Sex Scandal in Haiti


So far more than 700 donors of the Dutch Oxfam Novib have resigned as the result of a report by the Times that employees of the British organization have engaged in sex orgies with prostitutes during a mission after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and 2011.  The prostitutes were possibly minors. The orgies took place in an apartment rented by the NGO.  In the meantime, Oxfam was accused of hiring prostitutes for a mission in Tsjaad in 2006.

https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/oxfam-novib-overspoeld-met-opzeggingen-na-seksschandaal~a9274f60/

Sunday, February 11, 2018

After Threats, Prosecutor Goes Into Hiding


Minister of Justice and Security, Grapperhaus, says that it is a huge scandal that a prosecutor has been threatened so severely that she and her family have gone into hiding. Grapperhaus said that this is yet another indication that this government has to start fighting against organized crime.  The minister was unable to say whether the threat came from the motorcycle gangs which the prosecutor was investigating.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/1649432/bedreiging-aanklager-grof-schandaal

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Major Dutch Poet was a Nazi Supporter and Antisemite

Recently the literature expert Wim Hazeu has discovered that one of the most famous post-war Dutch poets Lucebert was a volunteer worker in the German weapons industry. He also wrote letters with an antisemitic content, such as: “Only when all Germanic tribes are united, the Jew will no longer have the opportunity to insight blood against similar blood.” He signed letters with “Sieg Heil” and “Heil Hitler”. He has always denied his Nazi past and received major Dutch literary awards.

https://www.ad.nl/show/dichter-lucebert-ondertekende-zijn-brieven-met-sieg-heil~aa417cc9/

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Netherlands will Directly Rule Corrupt Caribbean Island

Raymond Knops, Deputy Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, will take over the authority of the Caribbean Island of Sint-Eustasius. A commission has investigated the current leadership and come to the conclusion that there is ongoing lawlessness, financial mismanagement, discrimination, intimidation, threats, insults and abuse of power.  The commission says that the Dutch government  has also been guilty of neglect as the relationship between the Netherlands and Eustasius has deteriorated.  This has led to delay in the repair of roads, the water supply, housing, underground lines, and treatment of waste.

https://www.elsevierweekblad.nl/nederland/achtergrond/2018/02/nederland-neemt-bestuur-sint-eustatius-over-582356/

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Parliamentarian takes Minister to Court The parliamentarian Thierry Baudet, the leader of the Forum for Democracy (FvD) party has taken Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Kajsa Ollongren to court. Ollongren of the center left D66 party has called Baudet and his party a bigger danger for Dutch core values than PVV leader Geert Wilders. Theo Hiddema, the other parliamentarian of the FvD and Baudet’s lawyer said that Ollongren’s accusation of racism could inspire ‘Volkertjes’ to action. He referred to the left winger Volkert van der Graaf who murdered politician Pim Foruyn in 2002. www.elsevierweekblad.nl/nederland/achtergrond/2018/02/hiddema-verdedigt-aangifte-ollongren-geeft-volkertjes-vrijbrief-582749/

Monday, February 5, 2018

Netherlands Withdraws Ambassador from Turkey


The Dutch Foreign Office has announced that there is currently no view concerning normalization of relations with Turkey.  Since March 2017 Dutch Ambassador, Kees van Rij, has not been allowed into Turkey.  Therefore, the Netherlands has officially withdrawn its ambassador and it will also not allow a new ambassador from Turkey to be received.  The reason for the conflict is that Turkey wants apologies from the Netherlands for sending a Turkish minister back to Germany. The Turkish minister wanted to campaign in favor of the Turkish presidential referendum in the Netherlands.  The Netherlands does not intend to apologize.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

No Kosher Meat in the Netherlands

The new method of determining whether a cow is unconscious has led to a situation where kosher meat is not available in the Netherlands.  This was announced by H. Loonstein, the lawyer representing the only kosher butcher shop in the Netherlands.  According to the experts of Wageningen University, Loonstein says, the method used by the Dutch authorities concerning the eye reflexes in cows is unsuitable in 85% of the cases as an indicator of unconsciousness.  Loonstein says that the Dutch Food and Commodities Authority is using an erroneous method.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Worry about Increasing Antisemitism

During a meeting in Amsterdam on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, several speakers stressed the increase of antisemitism.  Prime Minister Rutte said that contemporary antisemitism still frightens people.  He mentioned the recently attacked kosher restaurant whose windows were deliberately shattered.  Rutte said that antisemitism is reflected by the fact that the doors of the restaurant are now locked and that the owner has to push a button to allow people entry.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2214167-holocaustherdenking-jodenhaat-neemt-toe.html