Thursday, July 19, 2018

Foreign Minister says that peaceful multicultural societies do not exist


Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok said that it is genetically determined that groups of people cannot get along with each other.  He added that this is probably deeply rooted in peoples’ genes. When somebody remarked Surinam was a peaceful multicultural society, Blok responded that it is a “failed state.”  He said that Singapore is not a good example because it is a mini country extremely selective on migration policy.  He added that they do not allow poor migrants other than possibly for cleaning. Dutch parliamentarians were shocked by his statements.


https://nltimes.nl/2018/07/18/peaceful-multicultural-societies-dont-exist-dutch-fm-says

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dutch Cabinet: Israel’s Deduction of Money Paid to Terrorists by Palestinians is Unwise


Israel has decided to withhold from tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority payments to terrorists and their families by the PA. In answer to parliamentary questions, ministers Blok and Kaag reply that the Dutch government considers this Israeli decision unwise. (Suggested Dutch parliamentary question: If someone kills Dutch ministers, will the Dutch government pay him or her for that?)
https://www.cidi.nl/kabinet-acht-dat-israel-niet-meebetaalt-aan-terroristenuitkeringen-onverstandig/

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Criminals Donate to Football Clubs and Charities


A study by the University of Tilburg found that criminals donate money to local football clubs and charities to gain a positive image in society. This phenomenon occurs in at least one out of three municipalities amongst almost all the major cities. Drug criminals and members of motor clubs mainly
                                                        focus on football clubs. 

www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2311886/in-een-op-drie-gemeenten-misbruiken-criminelen-voetbalclubs-en-goede-doelen

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Amnesty shocked as police taser a demented man


Amnesty International is shocked by the news that Police Officers used a taser on a 73 year old demented man in a nursing home in Rotterdam.  Amnesty says that this is not an isolated incident but rather illustrates a bigger problem.  If one uses a taser, against people with psychological problems or the elderly, there is a risk of permanent damage. Amnesty says that these individuals aren’t dangerous criminals and their lives should not be put at risk.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dutch High School Refuses Interview on Aramean Genocide



A Dutch student, Shayno Numansen, accuses the Saxion college in Enschede to have censored an interview with her about a documentary she made about the Aramean genocide by the Turks in 1915. Questions have been asked in parliament about his issue. The Armenian genocide has been recognized by Dutch parliament. The Aramean genocide is not.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Syrian Terrorist explains his Attack on Jewish Restaurant


In an interview with the daily Telegraaf, the Syrian terrorist who attacked a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, says that his attack was the result of the US president’s decision to move the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. There was much publicity about the fact that the police initially let him vandalize the restaurant before arresting him. Herman Loonstein, the lawyer of the restaurant owner, said that the prosecution and in particular Amsterdam mayor Van Aartsen, have totally misjudged the crime and did not want to admit that it was a terrorist attack.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Pro-Israeli Youth Attacked at Labour Party Event


Youth of the pro-Israeli CIDI organization were attacked at an event of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) in which Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British Labour Party, participated.  The protest included a banner that read, “Labour for the many, not the Jew,” aimed at antisemitism in the British Labour Party.  The protesting youth were verbally harassed by Dutch participants.  Their leader was beaten.  He intends to press charges with the police.  Labour Party leader, Lodewijk Asscher, called the event “horrible.”

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Pro-Israel organization sends open letter to Dutch Labor Party leader











Hannah Luden the head of the pro-Israeli CIDI organization has written to the leader of the Dutch Socialist Democratic PvdA party Lodewijk Asscher, about his reception today of the British Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.  She has pointed out to him that Corbyn courts antisemites and 

terrorists closely. 


 

https://www.niw.nl/beste-lodewijk/

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Dutch Jewish Community Remains an Important Target for Terrorists


The annual report of the BLEW advisory body for the security of the Dutch Jewish community says that the Dutch Jewish community remains an important target for terrorists. Jews get much attention in jihadi propaganda. The worldwide increase in antisemitism also proves that Jews are threatened. BLEW concludes that it is of great importance to maintain existing security measures. The organization is unhappy with the decision to remove a number of police posts from Jewish institutions.
https://www.cidi.nl/blew-risico-voor-een-aanslag-op-een-joods-doelwit-in-nederland-is-gestegen/

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Swastika graffiti on wall of Jewish cemetery


At the ancient Amsterdam Zeeburg Jewish cemetery, the external wall were vandalized with Swastikas.  The perpetrator was arrested. 

www.niw.nl/joodse-begraafplaats-zeeburg-beklad-met-hakenkruisen/


Monday, July 2, 2018

Exam Fraud by Four Teachers of High School


Four teachers at the High School Rijswijks Lyceum have taken the initiative to give pupils the results of exams. They have admitted this and have been fired. The school is complaining about their behavior to the police.,
www.ad.nl/binnenland/vier-leerkrachten-ontslagen-na-examenfraude-op- rijswijks-lyceum~a1cc9369/

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Amsterdam Mayor wants collaboration with Salafists


Amsterdam Mayor Van Aartsen, wants to collaborate with Salafists organizations.  He says that it is best to have a broad agenda with a variety of points including positive ones. When Van Aartsen was Mayor of the Hague, he already had a failed cooperation with the radical Soennah Mosque.  One of the Amsterdam Council members said that  "this mosque preaches female circumcision."




Thursday, June 28, 2018

Columnist praises attack on newspaper


Author Tommy Weiringa praised in a meeting of Mayors, Aldermen and officials, the terrorist attack on the daily De Telegraaf.  He said they should have done it earlier.  This was met with great laughter, despite the fact that many of the municipal officials have been threatened themselves.

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2225043/woede-om-wieringa-zouden-juist-front-moeten-vormen

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Attack on Daily de Telegraaf


A car was intentionally driven into the front of the Telegraaf building in Amsterdam at night this week. Last week a rocket was shot at the Panorama publication offices which are close by. Many windows were broken and the flames reached 14 meters. A crime journalist from the Telegraaf thinks that the Moroccan mafia, about which the paper writes, may be behind the attacks.
https://://www.telegraaf.nl/niehttpsuws/2218247/aanslag-op-de-telegraaf
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2222870/rol-mocro-maffia-aannemelijk

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Rotterdam Mayor: “I have been threatened with death”


Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has said that he has been threatened with death.  This happened after a debate in the municipal council which initially had been requested by the Muslim party Denk.  It concerned the fact that Aboutaleb had permitted a demonstration in front of a mosque by a right wing group.  The Turkish Minister of European Affairs, Ömer Çelik had heavily criticized Aboutaleb in this matter.  Aboutaleb retorted that he should mind his own business.

https://www.ad.nl/rotterdam/aboutaleb-ik-ben-met-de-dood-bedreigd~ad4f109b/

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Italian Minister: “Migrant rescue ship should go to Netherlands”


The Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini has warned a second migrant rescue ship that it will not be able to dock in Italy.  He said that as “the ship is flying a Dutch flag, it should go to the Netherlands.”


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Report Public Prosecutor deliberately misled judiciary on fireworks disaster


After a four year investigation, MEP Paul van Buitenen has concluded that the public prosecutor deliberately misled the judiciary on the firework disaster at SE Fireworks in Enschede on May 13, 2000.  Van Buitenen’s report consists of 800 pages.  He concluded that the public prosecutor did not want  the government to be blamed, partly for the explosion.  As a result, 23 people were killed and 950 were injured.  Van Buitenen also concluded that the fire brigade fought the fire in violation of the regulations and hazard statements.  He also says that the National Detective Service who investigated the government services, deliberately omitted a number of issues from their investigation.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/21/authorities-deliberately-made-mistakes-fireworks-disaster-investigation-report

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Muslim Municipal Counselor Wonders Whether Nazis Were Right

Arnoud van Doorn, a Muslim member of the Municipal Council in the Hague tweeted that he read an interesting article about whether the ‘good people’ won the second World War or were the Nazis the protectors of the European civilization against American Zionism and the communism of Stalin.  He added that there is perhaps a distortion of history here.  A month ago he tweeted “Oh Allah, destroy the Zionists.”


https://www.ad.nl/den-haag/krikke-het-zou-arnoud-van-doorn-

sieren-als-hij-uitspraak-terugneemt~a9a1eb0f/

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Number of drunk teenagers hospitalized increases


The number of drunk teenagers being hospitalized rose in 2017.  A researcher says that an alcohol induced coma is like hitting a child on the head with a baseball bat.  If you have been that drunk twice, the IQ will drop 10 – 15 points.  The figures show that increasing the age when teenagers can buy alcohol from 16 to 18 has not had an impact on the number of drunk teenagers.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/06/more-teen-drunks-end-up-in-hospital-raising-drinking-age-to-18-had-no-impact/

Monday, June 18, 2018

Rabbi Complains to Police about Insults by North-Africans


Amsterdam rabbi Yanki Jacobs has complained to the police about insults by two youngsters with a North-African appearance. They shouted against him and his family from their car “cancer Jews” and “fuck all Jews”. The rabbi was recognizable as being a Jew by his kippa. He said that they passed a number of times in their car in an intimidating way. The rabbi said that such insults occur so frequently that he has begun to consider it normal.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dutch Turkish media boycott opponent of Erdogan


A Dutch Turkish high school teacher with dual nationality, Arzu Özalp is a candidate for the Turkish elections on behalf of the CHP opposition party. When she tried to interest Dutch Turkish media in her campaign, they initially showed interest but then backed down because advertisers threatened to withdraw their advertisements.  Erdogans AKP Party intend to bring voters in hundreds of buses to the three voting stations in Amsterdam, the Hague and Deventer.

https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/deze-mbo-docent-uit-venlo-neemt-het-op-tegen-erdogan~a9c21384/

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Independent Report on Government Office Building: Resembles Mausoleum or Crematorium


A major rebuild of an office of the government has cost 267 million Euro. After moving there, employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Infrastructure  produce less work.  An independent report says it is a disaster to work there.  Bureaucrats have problems with concentration, there are not enough desks, the black elevator columns create associations of a mausoleum or crematorium, and there are long lines at the coffee bar.  The independent report says the borders of what is acceptable have been reached.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2162976/ambtenaren-gruwelen-het-werken-in-megaministerie

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Thousands of contaminated Dutch eggs removed from German supermarkets


German supermarkets have removed tens of thousands of Dutch eggs because they were contaminated with the toxic insecticide fipronil.  It concerns around 73 000 eggs from an organic chicken farmer in the Netherlands.  Some of the eggs were already sold before the contamination was discovered. Last year, in the Netherlands thousands of chickens and countless eggs had to be destroyed for the same reason.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/12/thousands-fipronil-contaminated-dutch-eggs-german-supermarkets

Monday, June 11, 2018

Muslim Mayor: Poisonous Anti-Muslim Act Should Go On


Rotterdam Muslim Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has said that he regretted that the anti-Muslim demonstration of Pegida at the Laleili mosque in Rotterdam was cancelled. He said: However poisonous a message, people should be able to express it. It is a sign of intolerance if such a message cannot be expressed. The anti-Islam group Pegida had received a permission from the mayor for a barbeque of pig-meat in front of the mosque during the evening prayer.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Eindhoven Among World’s Worst Airports


A study of 141 airports worldwide by Airhelp which studied punctuality, service performance, and passenger sentiment placed Eindhoven airport in 132 place or among the ten worst airports in the world.  Eindhoven received 5.9 (out of 10) for punctuality, 7.2 for service performed, and only 5.1 for passenger sentiment.  Its overall score came to 6.39.  The worst airport in the world is Kuwait airport.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/08/eindhoven-among-worlds-worst-airports

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Muslims Collect 100,000 Euro for Imam Suspected of Terrorism


The Belgian Moroccan Imam, Tarik Ibn Ali, was last year extradited to Spain on suspicion of recruitment of jihadists via Youtube.  Ali denies the charges. During a session of the Dutch online TV channel, Islaam.tv, 100,000 Euro was collected mainly from Dutch and Belgian sympathizers for his defense and the maintenance of his family.  A Dutch terrorism expert, Jelle van Buuren, said financing him possibly comes close to terrorism financing which is a criminal act in the Netherlands.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2126710/moslims-zamelen-ton-in-voor-haatimam

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Investigation Defense Ministry insufficiently protected employees when working with carcinogenic material


An investigation concluded that the Defense Ministry is responsible for serious health complaints by employees of five NATO depots from 1984 to 2006.  These employees were working with chromium 6, a carcinogenic material.  According to the public health institute (RIVM), which undertook the investigation, the Defense Ministry knew about the harmful effects of the substance but didn’t share this knowledge with employees or with Ministry Doctors. After the report, State Secretary Barbara Visser of Defense, apologized.  She added that it happens too often that Defense doesn’t adequately protect the safety of its employees.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/04/defense-apologizes-carcinogenic-chromium-6-scandal

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Over 40% of Syrian Refugees Have Mental Health Problems


More than 40% of Syrian refugees in the Netherlands have psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.  This was found in a study by the social and cultural planning office, SCP.  Despite these problems they make little use of mental health services.   The SCP interviewed 44,000 refugees who were given refugee status in the Netherlands between January 2014 and July 2016.  The SCP says that 13% of the general population in the Netherlands have mental health issues.  Yet, Syrian refugees make much less use of mental health services than the general population.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/06/01/40-pct-syrian-refugees-psychological-problems

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Syrian attacks police with an axe


The police entered the apartment in the town of Schiedam to arrest a Syrian national. The man armed with an axe attacked the police shouting “Allahu Akbar.” He was shot, however the police dog died.

www.rijnmond.nl/nieuws/169025/Politiehond-overleden-na-actie-in-Schiedam

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Iranian Murderer Liquidated in the Netherlands


It has only become known now that the electrician, Ali Motamed, who was killed in December 2015 in the town of Almere was in reality Mohammad Reza Kolahi Samadi who is considered responsible for the bomb attack in Teheran in 1981 of the headquarters of the Islamic Republican Party.  Among those killed was the man behind Ayatollah Khomeini and four ministers.
https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/in-almere-geliquideerde-ali-achter-beruchtste-aanslag-iran~a4598869/

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Utrecht Childcare Center Reprimanded for Striptease


The Utrecht municipality reprimanded a childcare center in which a striptease took place in the facility during daycare hours.  The striptease happened in the hall while there were children in the building.  A man wearing no shirt danced around an adult female employee. The daycare center was instructed to inform the parents about the incident, but the daycare center objected.  The owner and director of the daycare said that nobody understands what is so wrong with this and why there should not be such a party.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Illegal cannabis cultivation far larger than previously thought





Statistic Netherlands said that only 20% of weed growers are caught.  The 2015 estimate of the total contribution of illegal activities to the economy was far too low.  It has to be increased by 1.5 billion Euros to 4.8 billion Euros.


https://nltimes.nl/2018/05/24/cannabis-cultivation-netherlands-far-extensive-thought

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Israeli Embassy Complains about Antisemitic Song


The Israeli Embassy in the Netherlands has complained about the satirical song with several antisemitic stereotypes produced by the socialist broadcaster BNN-Vara.  Also, the Israeli Documentation and Information Center (CIDI) has criticized the song full of hilarious jokes about Jews and money.  The broadcaster denies the antisemitic character despite the stereotypes about Jews and money.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/05/israel-protests-about-dutch-anti-semitic-spoof-of-eurovision-winner/

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Antisemitic Cabaret Program on Dutch Socialist Television


A cabaret program on the Dutch Socialist VARA television by Sanne Wallis de Vries has used Israel's Eurovision winning song as a parody. Her text contains antisemitic motifs such as jokes about Jews and money. It also accuses Israel of using Buk rockets which Israel does not have. These rockets were used to bring down a plane of mainly Dutch passengers in the  Ukraine. They all died.
https://www.telegraaf.nl/entertainment/2062446/parodie-israelisch-songfestivalnummer-verdeelt-kijkers-jodenhaat

Monday, May 21, 2018

Police attempt to recruit non-Muslims to participate in Iftar


Dutch police in Apeldoorn attempt to recruit non-Muslims to participate in an Iftar meal which takes place during the Muslim month of Ramadan.  This led to criticism because it was considered a sign of lack of neutrality which is expected from the Police.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Parliamentarians inquire about nepotism in public prosecution


A number of MP’s want an explanation from Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus about secret romantic relationships among public prosecution officials.  The NRC daily, has reported that two prosecutors were promoted to chief prosecutors by a prosecutor they had a romantic relationship with. A chief prosecutor said to the newspaper anonymously that “colleagues feel unsafe and they no longer dare to criticize each other.” This has led to a breach of trust within the offices of public prosecutors.

https://nltimes.nl/2018/05/16/secret-relationships-public-prosecution-office-mps-want-explanation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Two Jewish Organizations File Complaint against Antisemitism of Former Prime Minister’s Organization



The Jewish umbrella organization, CJO, and the youth organization of CIDI have entered a police complaint against an organization founded by former Dutch Prime Minister, Dries van Agt.  They claim that the organization, TRF, structurally permits antisemitic reactions on their website.
http://jongerencidi.eu/cijo-en-cjo-doen-aangifte-tegen-antisemitisme-op-anti-israel-platform/

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Six near misses between drones and aircrafts in Dutch airspace in 2017


There have been six near misses last year between drones and aircrafts.  One of these concerned a Boeing 737 near Rotterdam.  In 2016, airline pilots warned that stronger regulations regarding drones were needed to keep Dutch airspace safe for aviation.
   
www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/05/six-near-misses-between-drones-and-aircraft-in-dutch-air-space-in-2017/

Monday, May 14, 2018

More incidents of violence in Public Transport


Last year 15.5% of travelers in Dutch public transport reported violence or aggression compared to 13.5% in 2016. The most violent incidents happen on trams or subways.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Utrecht: Blood and mud poured on Holocaust monument



Shortly after the May 4th Memorial Day, blood and mud was discovered on the Holocaust monument in Utrecht. It features the names of more than 1200 Jews deported to their deaths from this city.  The monument is close to an old train station from where these Jewish citizens were deported.

https://www.jta.org/2018/05/09/news-opinion/blood-mud-poured-netherlands-holocaust-monument

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Amsterdam: kosher restaurant may close if no permanent security guaranteed


Sami Bar-On, owner of the kosher restaurant Hacarmel in Amsterdam said that he may close his business if he does not receive permanent security measures.  In the space of a few months, the restaurant has been vandalized three times.  Only then, was Amsterdam Mayor, Jozas van Aartsen willing to take temporary security measures for Bar-On’s place of business, which included the installation of security cameras.  It has only now become known that the municipality knew well before the first attack by Syrian Palestinian, Saleh A. that he is a radicalizing Muslim.

https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/eigenaar-hacarmel-geen-beveiliging-dan-dreigt-sluiting~a4598033/

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Amsterdam Municipality Was Warned About Syrian-Palestinian Terrorist


The Amsterdam municipality was warned that a potential attacker was radicalizing several weeks before he attacked the Jewish restaurant, HaCarmel. The municipality sent him to the department for mental health instead of to the program which deals with radicalized Muslims. Herman Loonstein, the lawyer of the restaurant, said that this is shocking but not surprising. One wonders how many more of these people walk around freely. This situation also demonstrates the mismanagement by the Amsterdam municipality.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

17 Dutch Parliamentarians quit their seats in 15 months


17 Parliamentarians that were elected 15 months ago have left parliament, 12 of which joined the government.  Parliamentarian Chair Khadija Arib said about the remaining 5 members who left, that the party and voters had expected more of them  when they were they voted in.  An additional  departure of a Green left parliamentarian has already been announced.

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/05/parliament-of-musical-chairs-17-mps-quit-in-15-months-since-election/

Monday, May 7, 2018

Dutch Officers Organizations: Land Forces are “Sick Old Man.”


The Joint Officers Organizations (GOV) call the Dutch Land Forces "a sick old man." In addition to the extra 1.5 billion Euro made available this year for the land army, many additional funds are necessary for tanks, canons and air defense rockets in order for the army to meet NATO norms. As far as personnel is concerned, internal reviews of the Defense Ministry show that almost 1 out of 4 functions are vacant.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Syrian Asylum Seeker Wounds Three People


A 31 year old man has knifed three people in The Hague.  He has a resident’s permit and has lived in the city for six months.  The police shot the man in the leg.  The mayor of The Hague, Pauline Krikke, said that the man is known to be confused.  An investigation about his background is ongoing.
www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2003948/31-jarige-steker-den-haag-is-asielzoeker-uit-syrie

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Defense Warehouses a Danger to Employees


The Volkskrant daily has disclosed that Ministry of Defense employees and residents living around the ammunition sites have been in unnecessary danger for years.  This is based on internal documents from the Defense Ministry and the Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment.  The Inspectorate found 89 problems at 13 defense ammunition depots.  This included issues such as improperly stored ammunition and warning signs absent in some places.  There is also an increased risk of ammunition exploding in some depots due to lightening.
https://nltimes.nl/2018/05/02/defense-depots-danger-employees-local-residents-years-report

Monday, April 30, 2018

Chaos at Amsterdam Airport on April 29


Due to a power outage that lasted for several hours, there was chaos at the Amsterdam airport.  Many flights did not depart and thousands of passengers had to wait one more day before leaving.  In the meantime, a public transport strike outside Schipol in the area of the airport caused additional problems.
www.ad.nl/binnenland/schiphol-zo-n-6000-gestrande-reizigers-vandaag-op-inhaalvlucht~a2b9c77d/

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Jewish Umbrella organization complains to Ombudsman Daily about antisemitic Cartoon



Central Joods Overleg (CJO) complained to the Ombudsman of the daily ‘Volkskrant,’ Jean-Pierre Geelen, about an antisemitic cartoon by cartoonist, Jos Collingon, that was published by the paper recently.  The CJO mentioned that the paper had previously published additional antisemitic cartoons by the same cartoonist.




Thursday, April 26, 2018

Judge: Syrian Attacker of Amsterdam Jewish Restaurant not a terrorist


The Amsterdam court has decided that the Syrian attacker of a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, who destroyed the windows and entered the restaurant is not a terrorist, as he didn’t have a weapon.  The court considered that he is only suspected of vandalizing and theft of property. The photos of his destruction went viral.

http://www.at5.nl/artikelen/181303/belager-koosjer-restaurant-niet-vervolgd-voor-terroristisch-misdrijf

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

National Lottery has misled the public for seven years


In 2015, the Supreme Court concluded that the National Lottery had misled the public over a period of seven years by distributing less prizes than it promised in publicity. Now there are four court cases at two different courts of people who claim that they should get back the money they paid for lottery tickets.  If they win these cases the consequences for the lottery can be huge.