Thursday, May 31, 2012

Immigration helps Employers and Hurts the Poorly Educated

Author Joost Niemoller claims in a new book that employers benefit from immigration and those who have been poorly educated become the victims of this. He adds that left-of-center political parties have been relatively silent about this, contrary to what is common in countries such as France and the U.K. The immigration has brought to the Netherlands cultural habits which split the country. Within a few years besides the many other non-Western immigrants, 300,000 Eastern Europeans have arrived and more may come. These people are a relative burden on the welfare state.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unemployment Reaches Six Year High

Unemployment in the Netherlands has reached 6.2% of the working population and is now at 489,000. This was announced by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Muslim Preacher: Dutch are lower than Animals

British Muslim Preacher Abu Abdullah Al-Britani spoke on Saturday at a conference of radical Muslims in Amsterdam. He called the Dutch people “lower than animals.” He added that the Netherlands are a dirty and filthy country which forces women into prostitution. Al-Britani called the parliamentarians Ahmed Marcouch (Labor) and Tofik Dibi (green Left) surrogate Muslims and idiots.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Belgium Muslims: Dutch Freedom Monument is ‘Axis of Evil’

Muslim fundamentalists of the Shariah4Belgium group gave an improvised press conference on Friday at the main square of Amsterdam which houses the Royal Palace and the National Freedom monument. These Salafists said that the monument is the “axis of all evil” around which “all perversities are gathered.” They added that, “on the first sunny days, the Dutch drink themselves to unconsciousness and prostitute themselves.” They also said that Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders would be murdered like media- maker Theo van Gogh.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012

Conflict Between Parliament and Ombudsman

A conflict has arisen between Parliament and National Ombudsman Alex Brenninkmeijer. The Ombudsman had said last month that the government which has since resigned wants to push the independent justice system so far backwards “that one wonders whether anything remains of it.” He referred to laws such as the prohibition of burkas, the prohibition of double nationality and the establishment of an animal police unit as “symbolic” proposals of law. He added that in his opinion, the cabinet was acting out of spite because it felt that the independent judges just disturbed technocracy. A majority of Parliament considers that the statements of the ombudsman were too political, unacceptable, unfounded and improper.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

European Union: Quality of Rivers Poor for Swimming

The annual research of the European Union has shown that in the Netherlands the quality of river water for swimming is poor. Relatively few places meet European norms. The Netherlands is on the bottom of the list together with Bulgaria, Lithuania, Luxemburg and Belgium.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dutch Youths Suffer from Stress Due to Social Media

A study of the National Academy for Media and Society finds that many Dutch youths between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from stress due to social media outlets. They can hardly detach themselves from their mobile phones. Youngsters often indicate that they can no longer stop this because they are afraid to be excluded by their peers. In some cases this even leads to an illness called “Fomo” – Fear of Missing Out.!9LeDUhKK2llGQ/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Muslim Hate Preacher will Speak in Amsterdam

Abu Imran, a Muslim hate preacher and spokesman of the Sharia4Belgium movement will speak in Amsterdam this coming Saturday. He was condemned at the beginning of this year to a two year jail sentence in Belgium because of preaching hatred and violence. Abu Imran will be a guest speaker of the radical Muslim organization Shariah4Holland which organizes a Global Shariah Conference. The Amsterdam municipality and the police have not yet succeeded in finding out where the lecture will be held. The municipality says that there is no legal basis to prohibit holding the conference.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Economist: Netherlands Welcomes Foreign Organ Criminals

Marcel Canoy, Professor of Economics at the University of Tilburg said that there is no other case in the Netherlands where the country is so welcoming of criminality as in organ trading. In the Netherlands itself, it is forbidden to pay donors for making parts of their bodies available, people are also not allowed to offer such material for payment. Yet, it is permissible to buy such material abroad – that means that the Netherlands stimulates criminal organ traders who turn poor people in India and China into their victims.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Half of Psychiatric Patients Victims of Violence

The Dutch organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has concluded that psychiatric patients are much more frequently victimized by violence rather than as the perpetrators. They are also victimized more frequently than the average Dutchman. Psychiatric patients are victims of burglary and intimidation ten times more than the average Dutchman. Out of 957 patients investigated, last year about half were victims of violence. The NWO said that this is the first time in the Netherlands that a study has been done on violence of psychiatric patients. According to the researchers, caretakers have to become more aware of victimhood of psychiatric patients and to be alerted to the signs thereof.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Children’s Ombudsman: One in Ten Children Lives in Poverty

Children’s Ombudsman Marc Dullaert said that in the Netherlands one in ten children grows up in poverty. This means that 327,000 boys and girls often don’t eat healthy food, are not members of a sports club, do not get swimming lessons and have to wear old clothes and shoes because there is no money for new ones. He added that on the basis of the Convention of Children’s Rights, each child is entitled to a standard of living which is enough for its “physical, spiritual, intellectual and moral development.” Dullaert added that the number of children in The Netherlands who he is worried about for a variety of reasons, is even bigger at around half a million.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fraud in Dutch Internet Banking Triples in One Year

Fraud in Dutch internet banking has more than tripled from 2010 when it was almost 10 million Euro to 35 million Euro in 2011. In 2009, it was only 1.9 million Euro. These findings were published by the Dutch Central Bank (DNB).

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Website Collapses due to Complaints about Matriculation Exams

The National Action Committee of Students (LAKS) has put up an internet site where high school students can post their complaints about the matriculation exams which started yesterday. On the first day, the site collapsed as the server could not handle the amount of complaints. On Monday night, the number of complaints had reach 3,175. But the number is expected to increase after the site reopens.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wilders Accuses Prime Minister Rutte of Intimidation

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders considers a remark by Prime Minister Mark Rutte during failed negotiations to save the government, as intimidating. Rutte said that he wanted to break the Freedom Party until its last seat. Rutte admitted on a TV program that he had said this during a moment of anger. Wilders reacted that such an intimidating remark was unworthy of a Prime Minister. He added that Rutte is destroying the Netherlands with an “irresponsible austerity program for 2013 that will lead to unemployment, reduce purchasing power and economic growth and deliver the Netherlands to the wolves of Brussels."

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Dutch Town Plays German Anthem on National Memorial Day

It has now become known that for a number of years on National Memorial Day, 4 May, the German anthem is played at the official commemoration for the dead on the island of Schiermonnikoog. Last week, a judge forbade the mayor of the town of Vorden to commemorate German soldiers on National Memorial Day by visiting their graves. The judge said that commemoration of German soldiers cannot be done on 4 May and not together with the victims of the Nazi regime. A small Dutch Jewish organization, the Federation Jewish Netherlands had asked the judge to do so and will now investigate at how many other Memorial Day commemorations the German occupiers are commemorated. The 100,000 murdered Dutch Jews are by far the largest group of victims of the German occupation in the Netherlands.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Amsterdam Police Strike Announced for this Afternoon

The police trade unions NPB, ACP, VMHP, APV and ANPV have announced that today between 12:00 and 18:00, the Amsterdam police will hold a general strike. All police bureaus will be closed, although a skeleton force will be available for emergencies. Further actions have been announced in view of the dispute with the government about a new labor agreement.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Major Misconduct by Police Heads toward Traumatized Agents

The Dutch Police neglect employees who have psychological problems and are at home due to them. Efforts are made to force them to resign, or alternatively, to fire them in doubtful ways. Police agents complain about abuse of power, intimidation, pestering and manipulation. Many agents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disturbance do not get any assistance from the police and have to pay their medical costs themselves. According to the trade unions, at least 40 agents are involved in legal battles against the police. One of their demands is recognition of post-traumatic stress disturbance as a professional disease.

Monday, May 7, 2012

On National Liberation Day, Muslims ask for Release of Murderer

On National Liberation Day, 4 May, twenty radical Muslims of the Sharia4Belgium group demonstrated before the high security prison in Vught. They asked for the liberation of Mohammed Bouyeri, who was sentenced to life in prison for the cruel murder of mediamaker Theo van Gogh in 2004. They said that the Dutch were feasting while many innocent “brothers” are in jail. At the end of last year, the same group disrupted a debate about the modernization of Islam in Amsterdam.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Garbage Disposal Increasing in Nature Areas

Jeffrey Huizenga of the State Forest Management organization in the northern Netherlands said that garbage and waste deposited in nature areas has been increasing. Much of this is building material waste which varies from asbestos slabs to fluorescent lighting, but also car tires and waste from illegal cannabis plantations. In one town, the forest management put containers in for the garbage. Huizenga said that so much is dumped that they need to be emptied daily. Discussions are underway to install cameras in nature reserves in the province of Friesland.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Another Scandal about Memorial Day

Once again, the National Committee which deals with Memorial and Liberation Days, 4 and 5 May respectively in the Netherlands, has given preference to the German attitude after the war over the wishes of the families of the victims of the German SS’s murderers. The committee, together with the municipality of the town of Breda refuses to include the names of the 22 victims of the Dutch-German war criminal and murderer Klaas Carel Faber in the list of memorial ceremonies. German President Joachim Gauck will visit Breda on National Liberation Day on May 5th. A protest committee has been organized which opposes the visit of Gauck unless he brings Faber, who has received a life sentence in the Netherlands but escaped from jail, with him from Germany.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rioting by Squatters in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, there have been riots by squatters on the 1st of May. Several hundred squatters demonstrated against “the vultures of politics and the multi-nationals.” The participants were warned that they could not wear face coverings. When they refused to remove them, the police arrested 20 demonstrators.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Major Abuse of Children in Youth Care Homes

Children in foster families and Youth Care Homes are three to four times more often victims of sexual abuse than children who live at home. For children who are slightly mentally retarded the figure is ten times as high. Half of the children interviewed, who were victims of sexual abuse, refuse to name the perpetrators in answer to an anonymous questionnaire. These are findings of a not yet published report by researchers from Leiden University, ordered by the Samson commission of inquiry.