Thursday, January 29, 2009

Recent Non-Western Policemen Come from Criminal Families

Several policemen of the Central Holland Region have, at their own initiative, investigated the families of their recently hired colleagues of non-western descent. They found that several of them are the brothers of well-known criminals. The policemen who carried out the investigation said that until recently it would have been unthinkable that the sibling of a criminal could be hired by the police force, as such a person would have access to police files on criminal family members. The Central Holland region has made a major effort to hire non-western immigrants. The head of the regional police Commissioner Jan Stikvoort has forbidden policemen to make such investigations on their own

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Military Intelligence Service Heavily Criticized in Secret Report

A secret report by a commission headed by Harry Borghouts, the Royal Commissioner of the Province of Northern Holland, heavily criticizes the military intelligence and security services (MIVD), as well as the Ministry of Defense. A “high risk-high impact” operation in the Middle East has failed. Two officers were subsequently accused of corruption and dubious contacts and were suspended from the MIVD. The commission reached the conclusion that the facts do not support the measures taken against them.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Concrete Block Thrown Through Mosque Window in Uden

Last Friday morning a large block of reinforced concrete was thrown through the windows of the Turkish mosque in Uden. The mosque’s security cameras did not register the event. A spokesman for the mosque said that it is probably due to hooliganism. The town of Uden has a long history of vandalism against Muslim buildings. The same mosque was destroyed a year and a half ago. After the murder of Theo Van Gogh in 2004 by a radical Muslim, the Muslim elementary school burned down. Its new building and another mosque have also been the target of arsonists in the past.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Radio Programs Canceled Due to Anti-Semitic Remarks

The programs of the Black Community Broadcasting network (BCB) have been canceled for the present, after presenter Wensley Burleson called a Labor Party politician a person who came from a home which sympathized with Nazis. This led to a complaint by the Monitor for Discrimination. He also said that Jews were responsible for slavery. Burleson is an adherent of Afro-centric thinking. He is an opponent of democracy. He opposes integration of blacks in Dutch society, saying that “any black person who serves the descendants of white slave drivers is a piece of trash.”

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fifty Percent of Dutchmen Oppose Trial of Wilders

Fifty percent of the Dutch are against the trial of parliamentarian Geert Wilders, who has been accused of discrimination and incitement against Islam and Muslims. Forty-three percent of those polled are in favor. Sixty- nine percent think that Wilders will gain votes as a result of the trial. Fifty- four percent want him to be acquitted. Fifty-five percent hope that Wilders will express himself more moderately in future. Forty-three percent expect relations between communities in the Netherlands to worsen due to the trial. These are the findings of a poll by Maurice de Hond among more than a thousand people.,1

Seventy-Four Percent Have No Confidence in Minister

A poll of 10,000 people shows that 74% have no confidence in Minister of Defense Eimert van Middelkoop (Christian Union). Sytze Faber, a former Christian Democrat parliamentarian, said that the minister should seriously consider whether it is a good idea to remain in this post.

Picture of Soldiers in Afghanistan Manipulated

A photograph of four Dutch soldiers in a jeep in Afghanistan has won a prize. The picture depicts the jeep moving rapidly on the terrain. However, it now turns out that the jeep actually was stuck and was being towed by another one. The picture was touched up by the photographer, deleting the towing jeep and the connecting cable.

Military Police: Amsterdam Airport Vulnerable to Crime

A report by the Dutch military police on the security of Amsterdam’s airport and four other major airports in the country shows they are all vulnerable to crime. The weaknesses discovered could be used for terrorist attacks. Various businesses located at the airport claim that neither the military police nor the customs authorities give priority to the problem of criminality in the freight areas. They say further that these offices don’t have either the knowledge or sufficient staff to deal properly with crime. This leads to the temptation to commit crimes and the possibility of terrorist

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stones Thrown through Windows of Synagogue

In recent weeks twice stones have been thrown through the synagogue of the small Jewish community in Oss. Sixteen windows have been destroyed. The police stated that it assumes that this is “normal vandalism” and not due to racist motives.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Amsterdam Court: Wilders to be Tried for anti-Islamic Statements

The Amsterdam court has decided that the attorney-general must bring a case against Member of Parliament Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party, because of some of his anti-Islamic statements. These include Wilders’ comparison of the Qur’an to Mein Kampf and his comments about “Fascist Islam.” The attorney-general’s office had earlier said that these statements were not illegal under Dutch law.

Wall Street Journal: Dutch Court Importing Saudi Concepts

The Wall Street Journal has reacted to the decision of the Amsterdam court to bring parliamentarian Geert Wilders to trial because of his anti-Islamic statements. The Journal said that with this action, the Dutch court is introducing Saudi concepts in the Netherlands. It states that if there is any meaning to the concept of freedom of opinion, it includes the right to have controversial opinions.,1

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Non-Western Immigrants Responsible for Wave of Robberies

Bryan Rookhuijzen, the head of the police in the northern part of the Limburg province, has said that the perpetrators of the recent wave of robberies can be found mainly among Turkish and Moroccan youngsters 15-20 years old. He added that they operate in small, changing groups. During 2008 there were 65 robberies. In the first half of January 2009, there have already been 13 such incidents. The perpetrators are becoming increasingly violent.

Jewish Community Complains against Left Wing Politician

The head of the Amsterdam Jewish Community, Ron Eisenmann, said that the community has joined the complaint to the police of lawyer Bram Moszokowicz against Socialist Party parliamentarian Harry van Bommel. Van Bommel participated in an anti-Israel demonstration in Amsterdam where anti-Semitic slogans were shouted. The police did not take any action against this.
Willem Beusekamp,“Politie vermijdt woord synagoge”, De Volkskrant, 20 January 2009.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Parliamentarians Incapable of Separating Waste

Restaurants in the Dutch Parliament building will no longer have separate containers for various types of waste materials. It was found that members of Parliament were not separating the waste adequately and thus everything was being put afterwards into one collection container.,2

Almere: Bus Drivers Fed up with Violence

The 300 bus drivers in Almere who are employed by the Connexxion company are fed up with the repeated insults and violence against them. One out of ten drivers has been attacked physically. Annemarie Jorritsma, the mayor of the town, says that she considers this to be a very serious problem and will see what can be done about it.

Parliament Wants Clarification about Hidden Advice on Iraq War

All the parties are asking for clarifications from the government regarding a memorandum from the legal services of the Foreign Office in 2003 regarding the war in Iraq. The memorandum reported that there were problems about the legal basis for the war. Prime Minister Balkenende (Christian Democrats) said that he will look into this matter stating that he knows nothing about it.

Many Russian Criminals Coming to the Netherlands

Ultrascan, the international research bureau, has found that large numbers of Russian criminals are coming to the Netherlands with the purpose of practicing fraud with internet banking and credit cards. They have developed various technological methods for this. A few weeks ago Ultrascan reported that tens of thousands of Dutch bank accounts are controlled by criminal networks.,1

Monday, January 19, 2009

Government Expecting Major Economic Crisis

In November 2008 industrial production declined by 8%. This is the greatest decline since the Second World War. Minister of Social Affairs Piet Hein Donner (Christian Democrats) said in Parliament that the Netherlands must prepare for an economic crisis which will be more severe than all those of the last half century.

Questions in Parliament about Hate Imam

Parliamentarians Geert Wilders Sietse and Fritsma (Freedom Party) have asked the Minister of Integration for information about the planned visit of the hate imam Khalid Yasin. Yasin claims inter alia that Africans have been infected with the AIDS virus by the United States and Western countries in collaboration with aid organizations. His lectures are scheduled to take place at the Islamic University in Rotterdam, which claims that it is only renting out space and “anyway everybody makes some radical statements.”

Three Synagogues Attacked

Last week three synagogues in the Netherlands were attacked. In Haaksbergen stones were thrown through the windows. In Arnhem there was an attempt at arson. In Amsterdam a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a building, part of which is used as a synagogue, and caused a fire to break out. Ronny Naftaniel of the Center for Information and Documentation in Israel has asked for permanent security arrangements for Jewish buildings.

Eleven Soccer Fans Arrested

Before a second league football game between Go-Ahead Eagles and FC-Zwolle, 11 fans were arrested because of hooliganism. Several Zwolle supporters were injured and required treatment in the hospital.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rotterdam: Six Demonstrators Arrested for anti-Semitic Slogans

After an anti-Israel demonstration in Rotterdam, six youngsters who had shouted anti-Semitic slogans were arrested. Anti-Semitic slogans had been shouted at an earlier demonstration as well, but the police did not intervene at that time. Later the new mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb said that shouting anti-Semitic slogans is intolerable.

Hundreds Throw Shoes at Prime Minister’s Picture

During a protest in Amsterdan against the Israeli actions in Gaza,two to three hundred people threw shoes at a picture of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende against the Israeli actions in Gaza. Shoes were also thrown at pictures of American President George Bush, Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Hosni Mubarek of Egypt. The police said that this event passed quietly.

Minister Not Informed by Officials about Legal Advice on Iraq War

A document issued in 2003 by the legal services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed doubt about the legal basis of the Dutch participation in the Iraq war. They expected that the Netherlands might possibly lose a case before the International Court of Justice. The secretary-general of the ministry filed the advice and did not pass it on to the minister.

University of Amsterdam Cancels Lecture of Terrorist Organization

The University of Amsterdam has cancelled a lecture at its facilities at which the speaker of the evening was to be Okay Pala of the terror organization Hizb ut-Tahrir. In the past Pala had made death threats against Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. He also told journalists that his organization is against freedom of speech and democracy. The lecture had been organized by the Al Furgan Muslim student organization.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Youth Care Workers Targeted by Hate Sites

Workers in youth care are increasingly being confronted with threats on the Internet. Angry parents and youngsters place texts and films about these workers on websites such as YouTube. The Association of Collaborators of the Office for Youth Care says that this development is unacceptable.

Five Dutch Regional Police Corps under Custodial Care

Minister of Interior Guusje ter Horst, has put five regional police corps under custodial care. These units do not have the finances to meet their expenses. Under the new conditions they will not be allowed to take additional loans.,2

Minister of Justice Investigates Demonstrations against Israel

The Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Christian Democrat) will
investigate the kinds of slogans which were shouted in the recent demonstrations against Israel. He will also investigate what actions the police and the attorney general office have taken in this matter. The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI) has said that the police had been reluctant to intervene during the demonstrations when anti-Semitic slogans were shouted. CIDI director Ronny Naftaniel says that there were shouts of “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas” and “the army of Mohammad is coming” which he says can be interpreted to mean, “we come to kill you.”
He added that, by not intervening, the police were giving the signal that it is okay to threaten Jews.

Minister Does Not Tell Truth about Interview

Minister of Defence Eimert van Middelkoop (Christian Union) denied in Parliament that he had had an interview with a journalist from the Telegraaf on the future of the Dutch military presence in Afghanistan. The paper says that the minister’s quotes were authorized by the Ministry of Defence. Later the minister admitted that the interview had indeed taken place.,1

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Criminal Lawyer Brings Complaint against Leftist Parliamentarians

Bram Moszkowicz, a leading criminal lawyer has complained with the attorney general office against the Socialist Party parliamentarians Harry van Bommel and Sadet Karabulut and against Gretta Duisenberg, the widow of the former president of the European Central Bank. These persons had participated in a pro Hamas demonstration on 3 January in Amsterdam where they shouted ‘Intifada, intifada, Palestine free’. Other demonstrators shouted “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas”. Moszkowicz claims that these slogans call for violence against innocent citizens. Furthermore the three persons concerned did not distance themselves from the calls for Jew hatred.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dutch Soldiers Have to Appear Before Austrian Judge

Nine Dutch soldiers have been ordered to appear in an Austrian court this week. In October 2007 they were involved in a fight with Austrians after a visit to a discotheque in Zell am See. Nine other soldiers had to pay a fine of 870 Euros each. At the time one soldier was wounded and required treatment in a hospital. Five Austrians will also appear in court as the main suspects in starting the

Rotterdam Mayor Wants Tough Action against Racist Slogans

Last weekend the Rotterdam police took no action against an anti-Israeli demonstration in which tens of youngsters were shouting “Hamas, Hamas – Jews to the Gas.” Ahmed Aboutaleb (Labour), the new mayor of Rotterdam said that, in the future, he wants the police to act harshly against such insulting or racist slogans. One person was wounded by the demonstrators after he shouted “Israel, Israel.” The Freedom Party has asked two ministers to clarify which anti-Semitic slogans were called out in Arabic.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rabbi: Extremist Parliamentarian not Welcome at Auschwitz Memorial Meeting

Rabbi Raphael Evers of NIK, the largest Dutch religious community organization, announced that the leftwing socialist parliamentarian Harry van Bommel would not be welcome at the upcoming Auschwitz memorial meeting. Evers said that Van Bommel had participated in an anti-Israel demonstration where participants carried pictures of former Iranian leader Khomeiny, former Hamas leader Yassin and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who all deny the the Jews’ right to a state. During the demonstration Van Bommel called for an intifada, which for the Palestinians means violence against the Jews. He did not do anything against people a few rows behind him who were shouting ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.’

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Violent anti-Israel Demonstrators Arrested

During Anti-Israel demonstrations in Utrecht some of the protestors initiated clashes with the police. Five of them were arrested. Three hundred people participated in the demonstration, chanting anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli slogans.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dutch Parliamentary Delegation Unhappy with Meetings in Aruba

There have again been problems at the semi-annual meetings of a Dutch Parliamentary delegation in the Dutch Antilles and Aruba. Several ministers from Aruba have cancelled their speeches, probably as a protest against the presence of Parliamentarian Hero Brinkman (Freedom Party), who has described both the Dutch Antilles and Aruba as “nests of corruption.” After Brinkman was threatened, his party leader Geert Wilders said that if something would happen to his colleague, he would travel to Venezuela to beg President Chavez “to take over the corrupt, criminal, medieval Aruban gang.”

Young Loiterers Can be Banned from Neighborhoods

At a press conference in in the town of Gouda, Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin (Christian Democrats) said that he will see to it that hooligans are prohibited from being in certain neighborhoods, for a period of up to several months. Last year street terror by Moroccan youngsters in Gouda received a lot of publicity. Even youngsters who live in a certain neighborhood might be prohibited from being in specific areas or in shopping centers.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Head of Aruba Protocol Threatens Dutch Parliamentarian

Eric Brete, head of the protocol of the Government of Aruba, has threatened to beat up visiting Dutch Parliamentarian Hero Brinkman (Freedom Party). Brete said: “Aruba is not corrupt. I have to try hard to restrain myself from beating you up.” He was prevented from doing so by other Aruba government employees. Although Brinkman is part of a Dutch Parliamentary delegation, he decided not to submit a complaint. He said, “This is a naive man with the intelligence of a 4-year old child.” He added: “If he wants to beat me up, I’ll fight back. I served 23 years with the police.” Brinkman added that he thinks that the threat was a reaction to his statement that Aruba is “corrupt like hell.”

Major Shortage of Personnel at National Detective Service

Ruud Bik, head of the national police force (KLPD) said that one cannot fight organized crime efficiently due to the shortage of detective staff. Out of 960 positions, 150 are presently vacant. Twenty percent of the personnel leave every year, with few replacements coming in. Bik added that the problem is the low salaries of detectives.

Many Dutchmen Want Names of Pedophiles on Website

Thirty-seven percent of Dutchmen agree that one should be able to find the names and addresses of condemned pedophiles on a website, as well as a photo. Seventy percent think that companies which own groups of apartments should be given this information.,1

More Racism than Published in Elementary Schools

The Amsterdam municipality will undertake a study into discrimination of children in local elementary schools. Last year parents removed their two children from the Weidevogel school after they had complained for two years about discrimination against Muslims with no results from the school. It has since become known that such practices exist at many other schools , both against immigrant children and native Dutch.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Parliamentarians Criticize Colleague who Called for Intifada

The Parliamentarians Hans van Baalen (Liberal Party) and Joël Voordewind (Christian Union) have criticized their colleague Harry van Bommel, of the extreme left-wing Socialist Party, after he called for an intifada during an anti-Israeli demonstration in Amsterdam. Van Baalen said that whoever calls for violence against Israeli civilians creates disgust and loses his credibility as a parliamentarian. Van Bommel said that his intifada was meant to be non-violent.

Dutch Parliamentarian Wants to Start Anti-Corruption Movement on Dutch Antilles

During the visit of a parliamentary delegation to the Dutch Antilles, Dutch Parliamentarian Hero Brinkman (Freedom Party) said that he wants to establish a movement to fight corruption there. Last year he called the Antilles and Aruba “nests of criminals.” Brinkman says he has assembled a group of people from the islands who are critical of the corrupt politicians there.

Increase in Need for Mental Health Care

More and more Dutchmen are in need of mental health care. The number has increased by 6.4 % annually between 2000-2007, according to figures of the Central Bureau of Statistics. Ambulatory care has increased on the average of 14% per year. Expenses increased from 2.6 billion Euro in 2000 to 4.5 Euro billion in

Drastic Security Measures at Installation Ceremony of Rotterdam Mayor

Since the murder of media maker Theo van Gogh in 2004, Ahmed Aboutaleb, tThe new mayor of Rotterdam, is one of the most heavily guarded politicians in the Netherlands. At his installation as Mayor of Rotterdam a police dog was used to check the bags and equipment of all journalists who came to the ceremony.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Minister of Interior: Next Year We’ll be Tougher with Hooligans

Minister of the Interior Guusje ter Horst (Labor) says that next New Year’s Eve she will deal with hooligans much more severely than this year. She expressed her satisfaction that this New Year’s Eve was better than last year, but the number of incidents was still too high. The police say that New Year’s Eve was “quiet” – there were 800 arrests and almost 3,000 incidents.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Left Wing Politician Calls for Intifada

During an anti-Israel demonstration in Amsterdam, Parliamentarian Harry van Bommel of the extreme left Socialist Party, called for an intifada against Israel. Pictures of him shouting this demand were shown on a website.

Personal Data on Drug Clinic Patients found at Railway Station

Confidential data on drug addicts being treated at the Amsterdam Jellinek clinic were found recently by a traveler at the Amsterdam Sloterdijk railway station. The files included information such as suicidal inclinations and psychotic characteristics.

Over Seven Thousand Fireworks Incidents on New Year’s Eve

The Dutch police registered 7,640 firework incidents on New Year’s Eve. Eight hundred people were arrested for involvement in such incidents. There were 1,370 cases of arson. Ninety-seven public officials were attacked on the holiday. These are only preliminary figures.

Hundreds of Deaths in Intensive Care Departments Could be Prevented

Patients who spend more than two days in intensive care departments are at major risk of contracting infections. If these people were given preventive antibiotics, about 540 deaths could be prevented annually. This is the conclusion of research by Anne Marie de Smet of the Utrecht University Medical Center.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sixty People Arrested in Amsterdam on New Year’s Eve

Sixty people were arrested in Amsterdam on New Year’s Eve, about twice the number as on a regular Saturday night. Several people were wounded. The fire department was called to extinguish 260 fires, mainly small