Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dutch Muslims See Their Co-Religionists who leave to Fight in Syria as “Heroes”

73% of the Dutch Mulims see the youths who leave for Syria to fight as heroes. 70% of the autochthonous disagree with this. Most Muslims think that those who want to leave for Syria should not be held back. They don’t want them to be arrested and prosecuted. When they return, they should be accepted back into Dutch society and their Dutch citizenship should not be revoked. A quarter of the Muslims considers the youths who leave for Syria as “jihadis.” The same percentage of autochthonous Dutch think so. 49% of the Muslims is in favor of supplying weapons to the rebels. 6% of the autochthonous Dutch are in favor.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Hague: No Memorial Plaque for Jews Killed in the Holocaust out of Fear of Muslim Reactions

A plaque in memory of Jewish children murdered during the Holocaust has not been affixed out of fears of negative reactions from the Muslim community in the neighborhood. The Paul Kruger School in The Hague was, under the Nazi occupation, a high school for Jewish children who had to leave other schools by Nazi orders. According to one of the teachers in the school, they prepared a design of the plaque, but decided not to go ahead with it after they received reactions that Muslim people now living in the neighborhood didn’t consider it acceptable. All of this came to light when there was an Open Day at the school on National Memorial Day, May 4. On that day, a number of lectures about the war were held in the school. The announcement for it was not hung outside out of fear that stones would be thrown through the school’s windows.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Many Policemen too old to Work on the Beat

The average age of Dutch policemen is increasing rapidly while physical demands on policemen increase. One third of the policemen is older than 50 years. The average age of the 51,000 who work on the beat is 41.7 years according to the annual report of the Dutch police. For physically heavy work, one often has to call in younger policemen. Gerrit van de Kamp, Chairman of the Police Union ACP said that this problem is known for years already. Agreements have been made about hiring new young policemen, but the minister has reduced this number due to budgetary concerns. In March, RTL news published that one out of five policemen fail their fitness tests.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Muslims Discriminate against other Prisoners

Dutch prisoners feel threatened by other prisoners with Muslim backgrounds. This was published by the daily Spits. Dutch prisoners complain that they are being cursed at and continuously exposed to hissing sounds of gas. No assistance is given to them by the jailers, because according to a prisoner, they are afraid of the Muslim prisoners themselves. The non-Muslim prisoners have complained to the Commission of Supervision, but nothing happens. Jaap Brandligt, Director of an organization called Bonjo which deals with the interests of prisoners, has acknowledged that there are tensions between Muslim and non-Muslim prisoners.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Food Increasingly Thrown into Garbage

The Ministry of Economic Affairs has announced that food is increasingly thrown by consumers into garbage pails. Out of the general population, in 2011, 6-60 kilos more food was wasted than in 2009 per person. The consumer is of all parts of the food process by far the largest source of waste. Parliamentarian Carla Dik-Faber said that it cannot be that so much food is thrown away, while in other parts of the world, people go hungry.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hospitals Claim Tens of Millions for Unnecessary Interventions

Hospitals submitted claims for treatments which are not medically necessary, and therefore cannot be claimed from insurers. This concerns amounts per year which vary between 50-180 million Euro. This involves more than 20,000 cosmetic surgeries such as the correction of eye lids and varicose vein removal. This was found by RTL news on the basis of an internal analysis by the Ministry of Public Health in 2012.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wilders Receives Death Threats before Visit to Muslim Neighborhood

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders has announced that he will visit The Hague’s problem neighborhood, Schilderswijk. Since then he has received many death threats via Twitter. One of them said, “I’m going to Schilderswijk tomorrow. We are going to kill Wilders.” Another said, “You walk through the neighborhood and you won’t come out of it alive.” Part of the Schilderswijk according to the daily Trouw, is developing into an enclave of Orthodox Muslims.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Parliamentarians Oppose Shariah Law Excesses in The Hague

After articles in the daily Trouw, various parliamentarians have expressed the opinion that excesses concerning the application of Shariah law will have to be countered. Keklik Yucel of the Labor Party said that the authorities have to act immediately when Muslim enclaves are developing in neighborhoods. Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party wants a rapid parliamentary debate on this. Sadet Karabulut of the Socialist Party said that her own experiences in the Schilderswijk neighborhood in The Hague are identical to those published in the daily. Also the members of the terrorist Hofstadgroep met close to that neighborhood before they were arrested.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mayor of The Hague: Women Also Recruited to Become Jihadists in Syria

Mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen said that women are also recruited to become jihadists in Syria. He said that about 12-15 youngsters from the town have left for Syria. Terrorism expert Edwin Bakker said that from the Schilderswijk neighborhood in The Hague alone, there are tens of youngsters who have left for Syria.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Soccer by Far the Most Violent Sport

Misconduct on and around Dutch soccer fields occurs far more often than
in any other popular sports arena. At one out of thirty-three games, incidents occur in which the Discipline Commission has to intervene. In basketball, the same figure is one out of two hundred and ninety-one games. In hockey, it is in one out of three hundred and seventy-four games. In volleyball, it is one out of fifteen hundred games. The misconduct in soccer is due to the weak attitude of the Royal Dutch Soccer Association (KNVB). That is the opinion of other sport unions and the referees. The KNVB rejects the criticism. Last weekend again, two soccer players were arrested after they assaulted a referee.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Dutch Entertainment Figure Drinks Mother’s Milk on Television

Dutch entertainment figure Paul de Leeuw had a number of mothers who showed how they pump their surplus breast milk in his TV program. He then said that he would like to taste the milk. One of the mothers there gave him her breast and he drank from it. He found it very tasty.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Deputy Minister Accused of Closing Eyes to Major Fraud

There is a huge fraud going on by Bulgarians who cash in via false addresses in the Netherlands for a variety of social benefits. Employees at the tax office already knew about the fraud a year ago and accused Deputy Minister of Finance Weekers that he should have taken action long ago. The Deputy Minister said that he only recently learned from a TV program about the fraud. From confidential documents, it was found that both the official prosecution and the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Social Affairs knew about this major fraud in 2012.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jewish Leader: Jewish Community Feels Vulnerable and Isolated

Hans Vuijsje, Director and Board member of Jewish Social Work, one of the most important Jewish organizations in the Netherlands has said that the Jewish community feels that it is vulnerable, isolated and that anti-Semitism in the Netherlands is increasing. Vuijsje mentioned that in 2010, 87% of Dutch Jews thought that there is some, or serious anti-Semitism in the Netherlands. 48% said that they themselves had experienced anti-Semitism.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Municipality wants to Employ Dog Excrement Controllers

The Haarlemmermeer Municipality wants to send “dog excrement spies” into the streets. These are controllers in civilian dress who will observe the places where much dog excrement can be found. The controllers will act when dog owners do not clean up their dogs’ excrement themselves. The neighboring town of Haarlem already employs dog excrement controllers. A city Alderman will now investigate to what extent the Haarlem experience in the dog excrement field is useful for Haarlemmermeer.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Extremist Muslim Speaks on Memorial Day

Extremist Kuwaiti Sheikh Jasem al-Mutawa spoke on Memorial Day, 4 May at the Islamic University in Rotterdam. Al-Mutawa is the Chairman of the extremist Saudi station Iqraa TV. He is known for his extremist positions on women, and hatred of Jews. He has described women as, “first talking and then thinking.” He also says that adulterous women should be stoned. In a video, he claimed that monkeys have stoned a female monkey which did not behave in a modest way. Al-Mutawa is convinced that women have to be strictly subservient to their husbands. The Freedom Party (PVV) has put questions to Ministers Opstelten (Justice and Security) and Asscher (Social Affairs) asking whether they are willing to expel the Islamic preacher of violence and to see to it that this type of idiot, who calls for violence, will not be welcome in the Netherlands in the future.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Curaçao: Leading Politician Murdered

Herman Wiels, leader of Pueblo Soberano, the largest party on Curaçao –has been murdered on the island’s beach. Curaçao is a country in the Caribbean which is part of the kingdom of the Netherlands. Wiels went out without a bodyguard, even though he had been severely threatened. During the 2012 elections, Wiels insulted the Netherlands, women and the Catholic Church. He was an admirer of Venezuelan Hugo Chavez.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Homosexual Asylum Seekers not Safe in Dutch Asylum Centers

Homosexual refugees are not safe in Dutch asylum centers. They are being spat upon, cursed at and attacked by other asylum seekers. The centers do too little to protect and help them. This was written in a document published by the Dutch Organization of Homosexuals (COC). It spoke with 29 homosexual and lesbian asylum seekers from countries such as Uganda, Jamaica, Turkey and Estonia. One woman said that other asylum seekers had thrown stones and a bicycle at her. There are also problems with the Dutch immigration and naturalization services (IND). Some officials ask explicit questions about sexual experiences. Others are prejudiced. One woman is quoted as saying that an IND official said to her that she was too beautiful to be a lesbian. Yet another problem is that interpreters come out of the countries which these people fled and are sometimes biased against homosexuals, which makes homosexual asylum seekers afraid to tell their full stories. The Ministry of Security and Justice has said that it will study the report.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Turkish Volunteer who Admonished Young Holocaust Promoters again Harassed

3 May 2013

The Turkish volunteer Mehmet Sahin, who admonished three Turkish youngsters who praised the Holocaust, Hitler and the killing of Jewish babies on Dutch mainstream TV, has been harassed again. After his criticism, he received death threats and was cursed on the streets of his town Arnhem by other Turks as a “Jewish agent,” “psychologically ill,” and “collaborator.” In view of this, the Mayor of Arnhem advised him to go into hiding with his family. Afterwards, Sahin sat at home for a month. He was again harassed in Turkish inter alia by someone who said to him, “You are born out of the sperm of a Jew who raped a Turkish mother.”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ombudsman: Dutch Authorities Suspect Citizens

Alex Brenninkmeijer, National Ombudsman said that the Dutch government and authorities greatly suspect their citizens, while the majority of people are honest. When he became an ombudsman 8 years ago, he could not get an answer on how many government bodies he had to deal with. He then found out that indeed they are innumerable. A colleague from Sweden told him that he had never in any country found such a complex authority with such complicated rules as in the Netherlands.