Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11% of Working Women Change Jobs Because of Harassment

A study by the Tentoo firm found that 11% of working women in the Netherlands have changed jobs  at least because they have been harassed by a colleague or superior. 
For men the figure is 6½%.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Police: Ministry Hiding Severe Crimes by Asylum Seekers

The spokesperson of the Dutch Police, Mireille Beentjes, has accused the Ministry of Security and Justice of hiding extreme crimes by asylum seekers in the statistics under the heading “various”. This includes attempts of murder, physical violence and sexual crimes. Furthermore, the spokesperson says that the Ministry had the figures already for several weeks before it informed parliament.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Provocation by Dutch Muslim Parliamentarian in Jerusalem

Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of the Dutch Muslim DENK party, has provoked Israeli soldiers by walking in Jerusalem with a Palestinian flag.  The chair of the Dutch parliament, Khadija Arib (Labour), said that it shows little respect to demonstrate in that city.  She furthermore said that Kuzu was spreading fake news when he said that he had been arrested.  She remarked in a TV program that the party manipulates news.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Simon Wiesenthal Center tells Rutte: Under you antisemitism has reached unparalleled heights

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has written a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in which he writes that under his Prime Ministership, antisemitic attacks in the Netherlands have reached levels unknown since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich. He asked Rutte to finally address antisemitism in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2018: Police Deals with 4,600 Incidents Caused by Asylum Seekers

In 2018 the Dutch Police has had to deal 4,600 times with asylum seekers. Most cases concerned theft, but there were also incidents of physical violence, threats and vandalism. All in all 1,710 people were involved which indicates that a number of people caused more than one incident. Almost half of the asylum seekers concerned come from Algeria and Morocco. They are followed by people from Libya and Tunisia.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Hague: Jew Attacked, Police Stands Idly by

A Jewish man was attacked on the Dutch National Holiday of Liberation from the Nazi’s by revelers who sang about gassing Jews. The man had asked those who sang to stop singing “My father was in the commandos, my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews ’cause Jews burn the best.” The group of 50 people pushed the Jewish man as police stood idly by. The men were wearing soccer shirts of the Feijenoord soccer club of Rotterdam.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

One Out of Ten Youngsters get Special Youth Care

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics in 2018 428,000 youngsters under 23 years get youth care. That is one out of ten. The reasons for that can be problems in behavior, psychological problems, mental handicaps or for instance educational problems of the parents. Many youth workers are overstressed. Trade Unions ask for an increase in budget. https://www.ad.nl/binnenland/428-000-jongeren-in-jeugdzorg-overal-zie-ik-overspannen-jeugdzorgmedewerkers~a0de4165/

Monday, May 6, 2019

Dutch Jewish Activist Attacked Every Day on Twitter

Hidde van Koningsveld is the 23-year old chairman of the youth section of the Center for Information and Documentation in Israel.  He says that not a single day passes that he isn’t attacked on Twitter by antisemites.  He added that he cannot remember a meeting of Jews where there is no conversation about security.  All this has become normal.  He says that many Jewish victims no longer complain to the police because so little is done about it.  It also takes half an afternoon to file a complaint.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Allah Akbar Shouts Interrupt Two Minute Silence for War Deaths

Annually on May 4th, is the National Memorial Day to commemorate those killed in World War II.  This year, the two minute silence held at the German concentration camp, Vught was interrupted by shouts of Allah Akbar.  Possibly they came from Muslim inmates at the nearby jail.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Inspectorate warns shortage of police, forensic care and firefighters and jail wardens

The Inspectorate for Justice and Security has expressed its’ fear that the police, forensic care, fire department and the jail system have too few staff. It says that these are complex problems which require much time and energy and which involve many organizations.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dutch World War Queen Proposed Nazi Swap for Belgian Royals

Dutch Historian Michael Riemens has published the diaries of Dutch Foreign Minister in exile in London during World War II, Eelco van Kleffens.  In it is mentioned that the Queen asked van Kleffens during the war to propose via the Vatican that the Belgian royal family held by the Nazis would be released by them in exchange for helping high placed Nazis to escape after the war.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Report: Public Prosecution has culture of fear

The report of the Fokkens Commission has said that there is a culture of fear in the Dutch Public Prosecution which employs 5000 people.  It says that there are sizable problems which differ in each prosecution unit:  the fact that unrest, gossip and leaks out of the organization ultimately arrive in the media…illustrates that the organization cannot deal with its own problems. The Commission says that the Public Prosecution must make a major effort to reestablish confidence from the outside and within. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Investigation Commission: Lack of Ethical Leadership at Top of Public Prosecution

During the past year a commission headed by former Prosecutor General at the High Court, Jan Watse Fokkens, has investigated breaches of integrity in the public prosecution.  The issue concerned a romantic relationship between former prosecutor general in Rotterdam, Marc van Nimwegen, and head Officer of Justice, Marianne Bloos.  The report concludes that for many years van Nimwegen and Bloos have had an intimate relationship.  The committee reproached the public prosecution for only starting to investigate the issue when the NRC daily in 2018 published information about the affair.  As a result of the report van Nimwegen has been suspended and the forced leave of Bloos has been prolonged.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Wilders has received 200 death threats – prosecution does nothing

Leader of the PVV party, Geert Wilders has attacked Minister Grapperhaus of Justice and Security as the Public Prosecutor has decided not to undertake any action regarding the more than 200 death threats Wilders has received. The Minister said that “there are not enough indications as to who these people are.  Most probably they do not live in Europe, therefore no action will be taken.”  Wilders responded that the Minister gives a bonus to Muslim radicals.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Officials of the Ministry of the Interior Hugely Abuse Ministry’s Telephones

An overview of abuse of integrity at the Ministry of the Interior in 2018 found that more than 10 officials have used their work telephones or tablets for private phone calls and internet.  This has incurred substantial cost for the ministry.  One official has even lent his mobile devices to family members who went abroad.  This one official has cost the ministry more than 200,000 Euro in 2018.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Researcher says government influenced results of institute

Researcher Gerard Aalders has published a new book in which he says that the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), in the past has manipulated research in order to best serve the interests of the Dutch government. This was for instance the case concerning the art collection of Dutch Jewish trader, Goudstikker whose collection was stolen from him  during the war by the Germans.  After the war, the Dutch government refused to return his property to his heirs.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Husband of Late Dutch Queen tried to hide his Nazi Past

Gerard Aalders, a former researcher of the National Institute of War Documentation stated that Prince Bernhard, husband of late Dutch Queen Juliana had called him at the institute after he had published that the Prince who was of German origin had been a member of the German Nazi party during the 1930’s. The Prince said that he hadn’t paid a contribution to the party for several months. Aalders said to the Prince that he previously did pay his contributions.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Former Chief of Dutch Sperm Bank Fathered 49 Children

DNA tests have confirmed that the ex-chief of a Dutch sperm bank is the biological father of 49 children.  He repeatedly used his own sperm instead of the chosen donors in IVF procedures.  Complainants had highlighted irregularities between the appearance of the children and their supposed donor. The chief of the sperm bank, Jan Karbaat, passed away two years ago.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dutch Fighter Jet Shoots Itself

A Dutch F16 fighter jet shot itself with its cannon, forcing the plane into an emergency landing.  This happened after the pilot attempted to hit a practice target at an air base.  The plane suffered considerable damage and part of the munition was found in the engine.  The Department of Defense said that this was a serious incident and the Netherlands Defense Safety Inspection is investigating how the plane was able to fire upon itself.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Terrorism Planners Do Not Collaborate with Justice

In a session at the Rotterdam court, it became clear that those suspected of planning a major terrorist attack did not collaborate with the authorities.  They were arrested in the September 2018 after the police had infiltrated the group.  They wanted to plan a major attack on a public event in the Netherlands with Kalashnikovs and bomb belts. Simultaneously, they wanted to set off a car bomb elsewhere.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

One in 5 Dutchmen have moisture and mold in their homes

A study by the Ministry of Interior found that one in five Dutchmen live in homes with spots of moisture and mold.  In old rental apartments, the figure is 40%.  A moist home can lead to health problems such as coughing, tightness of the chest, allergies and asthma.  All in all, this concerns 1,5 million residences.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Parliamentarians Worried about Radical Muslim Education

Parliamentarians Worried about Radical Muslim Education
Various representatives of political parties have expressed concern in parliament about Arab lessons after schoolhours. The Intelligence Service (AIVD) says that radical Muslims use these courses to transmit their extrmeist messages to youngsters. Parliamentarian Jan Paternotte of the coalition party D66 said that it was an unacceptable example of abuse of freedom to preach anti-democratic thoughts to young people.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

70 000 Fines Per Year Issued For Driving Only 1km Above Speed Limit

On freeways where the maximum speed limit is 130 km per hour, drivers are being fined if they drive just one kilometer above the limit.  In 2012, 2000 people were fined for this offense.  Since 2016, approximately 70 000 drivers per year have been fined. The Police Union are concerned that due to this policy, the public will no longer support fines for speeding drivers.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Salafist Hate Preacher Gave Lessons at Muslim High School

The Dutch intelligence service (AIVD) has revealed that the British  preacher, Haitham Al Haddad, gave covered lessons at the Muslim school, Cornelius Haga Lyceum, in Amsterdam.  He is a Salafist preacher who is known for antisemitism and hate speech.  In 2012 in a speech in Amsterdam he said that adulterous Muslim women from the West would love to travel to an Islamic state to be stoned to death.  This, according to Haddad, was the correct punishment for adultery.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dutch Mafia infiltrates Spain

The Spanish coast has become infiltrated by the Dutch mafia. It serves as a transit harbor for drugs while Dutch criminals enjoy the nice climate. Spanish police and Justice are critical about the contact with the Dutch authorities. The Spanish prosecutor Fernando Bentabol said “we collaborate on specific issues in teams, yet the collaboration should be structural.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Dutch Parcel Post Functions Poorly

The consumer organization, de Consumentenbond has published that no other Dutch company is subject to as many complaints as PostNL, the package parcel delivery company.  The consumer organization received 4600 complaints about the company.  PostNL responded that it dealt with 251 million parcels last year which is huge amount. The consumer organization said that PostNL’s customer service is bad because only people sending parcels can complain.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Air in many Dutch Cities too dirty to work

On the basis of research by the council for health, Gezondheidsraad the organization for defense of the environment Milieudefensie has concluded that the air quality in many Dutch cities is so bad that people shouldn’t be allowed to work there. From a European study into the health effects of polluted air, results that every year in the Netherlands more than 20 000 people die from causes resulting from air pollution.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Amsterdam: Religious Muslim tried to murder two Jews

A Jewish father and son were stabbed by an Egyptian-born vendor called Tarik in their stall in an Amsterdam market.  The attacker used a large knife.  One of the victims said that he was happy that he was alive as the stabber seemed determined to kill him. The stabber had been away for several months. When he returned his behavior had changed. He was reading the Koran a lot, shaved his head and prayed all the time.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Netherlands Shocked by Prank of Jewish Journalist

On the occasion of the jewish holiday Purim Jews make pranks like on All Fools Day. Esther Voet, the editor of the Jewish weekly, NIW, published an article that she was giving up her job and was leaving for Israel because of the antisemitism in the Netherlands. Her joke was believed my many, including Dutch politicians, because it reflected the current Dutch reality.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Turkish born man with criminal record kills 3 and wounds 5

A man started shooting wildly in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, March 17th.  The alleged murderer is 37 old Turkish born Gokmen Tanis.  He is suspected to have been a Jihadist and he has a huge criminal record.  He didn’t know the people he killed which makes the Dutch police now think that his attack was a terrorist one.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Bus company wants separate bus for asylum seekers to counter hindrance

The Qbuzz transport company would like a special bus to be used exclusively between the asylum seeker center in Ter Apel and Emmen.  The company has applied for finance from the Ministry of Justice and Security for this.  Jaap Franke, Chairman of the Workers Council of Qbuzz said that asylum seekers often cause hindrance as they refuse to pay, create unrest and sometimes threaten drivers.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dutch Rabbi tells about regular antisemitic attacks

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Heintz of Utrecht shares that he is confronted with antisemitic scolding on a daily basis. He is regularly called a “lousy Jew” or a “cancer Jew.” In addition, people make the Hitler salute in his presence.  Swastikas have been carved on his front door. He was once threatened with a bicycle chain.  His son has also been attacked - once by a drunk Muslim who shouted “Bin laden” at him. Rabbi Heintz avoids certain parts of town and frequently complains to the police but not daily, as this would become too time consuming.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

URK: Dutch Youngsters Attack Muslim Family

In the town of Urk, tens of Dutch youth penetrated the house of a  Moroccan family and shouted insults.  It is not clear what their motivation was. Possibly because the Moroccan youngster had insulted a Dutch girl.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Intelligence Agencies: Islamic School Influenced by Salafists

The Intelligence Services AIVD and NCTV warn in a letter to Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema that children at the Islamic Middle School Cornelius Haga Lyceum are influenced by people who have been associated with the terror organization Kaukasus Emiraat. A number of collaborators try to devote a large part of the teaching curriculum to Salafistic beliefs.  Halsema says that there is no acute danger for the public order.  The head of the board of The Foundation of Islamic Education says that there are no facts and it is all nonsense. 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Monument for 102,000 Murdered Jews Undesirable in Amsterdam Neighborhood

For many years the Dutch Auschwitz committee has tried to establish a monument for the 102,000 Dutch Jews who were murdered in Poland in German camps.  No place can be found in central Amsterdam because in the various locations there is opposition by residents.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Netherlands Will Not Meet European Surface Water Standards in 2027

The nature and environment organization, Natuur & Milieu, says that it is almost sure that the Netherlands will not meet the EU standards of water quality as required by the year 2027.  This would mean that the Netherlands may be subject to major fines.  Currently 99% of the big rivers, lakes and other small waters do not meet the standards. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Russian Money Launderers Shifted Almost A Billion Euro Via The Netherlands

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting project said that a money laundering operation which moved billions of Euros out of Russia, shifted part of the cash through the Netherlands. In total, almost 1 billion Euros ended up in the Netherlands. The Dutch Central Bank said that banks often have no idea who is hiding behind anonymous companies.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Municipal Councillor: Enemies of Islam have to be destroyed

Arnoud van Doorn is a municpal councillor of a Muslim party in the Hague. In a tweet he has stated that enemies of Islam have to be destroyed.  

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Shell Oil Company Prosecuted for Bribery in Nigeria

A criminal case is being prepared against the partly Dutch oil company, Shell.  Shell together with Italian energy group ENI, paid 1.3 billion Euros for the exportation rights of an oil field off the coast of Nigeria. An Italian court has already ruled that both companies knew the money was being channeled to a controversial former Nigerian oil minister’s company


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Staff at Asylum Seeker Centers Feel Unsafe

The staff at Asylum Seeker Centers feel continually unsafe.  They are either threatened verbally and/or physically and also witness violence, sometimes with knives between asylum seekers.  In the past, these were incidents.  Now, however, it seems as if this is a structural problem.  This results from more than 60 complaints which in the last two weeks reached the monitoring center of the FNV trade union for unsafe working conditions at asylum centers.   

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Many Dutch Municipalities Have No Money

A study by the accountants and consultancy bureau, BDO, has found that many Dutch municipalities have no money.  The worsening financial situation, according to the researchers, will lead to  municipalities being supervised by the national authorities.  The problems result from a variety of additional social tasks the municipalities have been given since 2015.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Million Dutch Houses may Subside

Due to the extreme dry summer there are problems with the fundaments of about a million homes. The Center which deals with problems of fundaments of homes (KCAF) says that there is a huge number of complaints. Every day new ones come. One out of four houses built before 1970 are at risk. One out of four may subside. Normally there is one complaint a week. Since the summer there are one or two every day. Sometimes an entire group of houses threatens to subside.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Swastikas on Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam

Swastikas and antisemitic graffiti were found on a Holocaust memorial and various buildings in Amsterdam.  They were vandalized with green and yellow paint, the colors of the Ado soccer team from The Hague.  Today, ADO will play the major Amsterdam team, AJAX, in Amsterdam.  It is suspected that the vandalism was carried out by ADO fans.  The director of ADO issued a statement condemning the vandalism.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Huge Drug Smuggling at Amsterdam Airport

The military police mentions that a smuggling organization from Africa has carried out huge drug smuggling of heroin and cocaine at Amsterdam airport. Corrupt employees took suitcases from the luggage area and gave them to catering or cleaning personnel. These brought them outside the airport as they had fee access to it with their passes.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New locomotives break down several times per day

The New Sprinter next generation locomotives of the Dutch NS Railway company is reported to be experiencing many malfunctions. Last Friday there were 8 non-voluntary stops. The company has admitted that it is experiencing problems and says it is normal for a new type of train.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Childrens’ Ombudsman: Dutch Tax Authority Ignored Childrens’ Rights

The Ombudsman for Children Margrite Kalverboer said that the Dutch tax authority acted contrary to the Convention on Rights of the Child when in 2014, it discontinued the child care allowance for over 200 families.  In 2017, the National Ombudsman published a damning report about what had gone wrong in the case. A newspaper report found that the tax authority deliberately rejected parents objections and withheld internal documents during court proceedings launched by parents.


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Young teens subjected to sexually abusive text messages

A doctorate thesis by Gaby de Lijster from Maastricht University, found that children as young as 12-14 years old, are already dealing with unwanted sexual behavior and sexual abusive text messages.  Her research shows that a third of girls whose average is 14, have already faced unwanted sexual behavior. A fifth of boys said the same thing.  Fourteen percent of respondents said they have participated in sexting.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dutch Soldiers Take Ministry of Defense to Court

Dutch soldiers of the Dutchbat battalion, a part of the U.N. forces in Srebrenica, are taking the Dutch Ministry of Defense to court.  They say that they were not protected against asbestos, radiation, and other poisonous materials in the location in which they served.  According to their commander, Thom Karremans, the soldiers should never have been located in the heavily damaged and dirty factory for car batteries.  The Ministry of Defense says that the soldiers had not been submitted to undue risk, however, it admits that they were not sufficiently informed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dutch government commissions report against Israel's Supreme Court

The Dutch government commissioned and financed a report by an extremist Israeli NGO B’Tselem.  The report attacks Israel's Supreme Court regarding its decisions and construction planning in the West Bank.  The Dutch government specified the reports goals.