Sunday, January 31, 2016

Dutch Jihadist Kills Seven in Yemen Suicide Bombing

The Dutch Jihadist Abu Hanifa al-Hulandi blew himself up near the home of the President of Yemen, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Aden.  At least seven people were killed.  Most of the victims were civilians.  ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and released the suicide bomber’s name.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Eritrean Intimidation in the Netherlands

The intimidation of others by adherents of the dictatorial Eritrean regime living in the Netherlands has now spread to include people outside the Eritrean community.  Within the Dutch Eritrean community, there is a culture of fear.  Through its followers in the diaspora, the Eritrean government exercises pressure on Eritreans abroad to support it with money and to silence critics of its policies.  A Dutch scholar, Professor Mirjam van Reissen, has been threatened by Eritreans, together with several others.  She has complained to the police.  Journalist Sanne Terlingen also reports that she has been the target of intimidating tweets.  According to the UN, Eritrea is one of the most unfree governments in the world, and human rights are massively violated.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Geldermalsen: Video released of Police Violence against Civilian

The family of the injured civilian, Saskia van Kessel, has published pictures of police aggression against her.  She was filmed as she was confronted by police while walking home with her friend after riots about plans for an asylum seeker center.  The film shows her being pushed to the ground by a policeman, falling and hitting her head on the ground.  She sustained substantial head injuries, from which she has not yet recovered. The family stated that the pictures were released because the police and Justice Ministry refuse to give details about the progress of investigation.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Who ordered halting investigation of ministry deal with criminal?

Parliament has gone to great effort in obtaining more details regarding the huge amount of money restituted to a known criminal by the Ministry of Justice in 2014.  The deal was concluded by then prosecutor Fred Teeven, who later became Deputy Minister of Justice.  The then Minister of Justice, Ivo Opstelten, said that the payment was 1.25 million guilders.  However, the receipt could not be found.  It has now become known that ministry officials did know where the receipt was in 2014.  The commission of inquiry were told to stop the investigation – it is not clear on whose instructions.  In 2015 it was discovered that the amount in question was in fact 5 million guilders.  The day after this sum was disclosed, both Opstelten and Teeven resigned.  The commission headed by Marten Oosting, which investigated the so-called Teeven deal in the past, has now been asked to re-open its investigation.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rosmalen: Tens of asylumseekers fight

In the asylumseekercenter in Rosmalen tens of people fought with each other. Nobody was wounded. When the police arrived with twelve cars the fight was already over. About five hundred people live in the center. In November there was a knife-stabbing in the center.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Dutch Police permanently watches 345 radical Muslims

The Dutch police permanently watches 345 radical Muslims. Of them 130  live in or around The Hague. Earlier the general intelligence service AIVD had published that there are several hundreds of jihadists in The Netherlands and several thousands of Jihad-sympathizers. The AIVD estimates that 220 adult jihadists have left The Netherlands of which 40 have returned. One Dutch jihadi Sultan Berzel from Maastricht is considered the leading Dutch mass murderer. He killed at least twenty people when he committed suicide with a bomb near a police station in Iraq.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wilders distributes self-defence spray to Women

In the town of Spijkenisse, Geert Wilders, leader of the PVV Freedom Party has been handing out self-defence spray cannisters to women who are afraid of what he calls “Islamic Testosterone Bombs.”  He said that if elected, he would close the borders immediately, and would not take in any more asylum seekers. “We just cannot afford to have more,” Wilders stated. He added that asylum seekers have the Dutch people, especially Dutch women, feel more unsafe.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Almere: Asylum Seekers in court for sexually assaulting four girls

Two male inhabitants of the Almere Asylum Seeker Center have been summoned to appear before the Lelystad court on charges of sexual assault of two girls.  The incident took place on 27th September 2015 in the city center.  Although four suspects and four victims are involved, only two of the four girls have submitted complaints to the police.  The father of one of the victims claimed on facebook that the police discouraged the girls from submitting complaints.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Judge: Rehabilitation of radical Muslims does not work

Jan van der Groen, a judge specializing in terror cases, says that those working with rehabilitation of radical Muslims are putting great efforts into doing so with little results.  They are also trying to invent new approaches but do not really have any answers.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Dutch police: Human trafficking activities in asylum seeker centers

The police have confirmed that there are signs of human trafficking and smuggling in asylum seeker centers.  Attempts are also being made to recruit young women and turn them into prostitutes.  Several aid organizations have confirmed this information.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Hague: Racist yelling at soccer game again

At this week’s soccer game in The Hague between the local club ADO and AJAX Amsterdam, there was a repeat of racist sloganeering.  Whenever the black AJAX player Bazoer touched the ball, jungle yells were heard.  This also happened 25 years ago, when black AJAX goalkeeper Stanley Menzo was the target.  In 2011 the club lost a court case concerning anti-Semitic songs during a game.  The ADO club management has distanced itself from the racist incident and said it will investigate to discover the initiators the shouts.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Intelligence Service: Russian Agents Active in The Netherlands

The Dutch general intelligence service AIVD warns that the Russian intelligence services are active in the Netherlands to obtain military technology as well as in influencing the public opinion about Russia. They also try to intimidate Dutchmen in Russia to obtain information. Dutch parliamentarians Van Klaveren en Bontes have put questions to the Dutch Minister of the Interior about investigations of projects possibly influenced by Russia, including the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Demonstration against Asylum Seeker Center turns into Riot

Hundreds of demonstrators threw fireworks, stones and eggs at the police in Heesch. This happened during a protest against the planned establishment of an asylum seeker center in the town. Thereupon the police used its special mobile unit in Heesch. Three people were arrested. Last week a dead pig was hung at the planned location for the center.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dutch Citizen Killed in Terror Attack in Ouagadougou

A Dutch citizen was killed in a major terror attack on a hotel in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina-Faso.  He was an employee of the non-profit organization PUM, which provides knowledge for small entrepreneurs.  At least 28 people were killed from 18 different countries.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dutch UN Employee Wounded in Terror Attack in Jakarta

A Dutch UN employee was wounded in a terror attack in Jakarta.  Grenade shards were embedded in his skull, but after an operation his condition is now described as stable.  There are eight dead, including the suicide bombers.  The terror attack has been attributed to Islamic State supporters.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Investigation of abuse in Eritrean Orthodox Church in Rotterdam

The Dutch Refugee Settlement Agency (COA) has warned young asylum seekers not to attend services at the Eritrean Orthodox Church in Rotterdam.  The organization says that young women are possibly being abused within the church community and that a large number of Eritrean girls have become pregnant.  The figure given by news daily Reformatorisch Dagblad, as yet unconfirmed by the COA, may be as many as 22 girls under the age of 18.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Over 70 Dutch Children living in Islamic State Territory

The general security service AIVD reports that at least 70 Dutch children are currently living in territories controlled by the Islamic State.  The report, titled “Life at Isis: The Myth Unravelled,” says that on the average, five Dutch Muslims join the Islamic State every week.  The AIVD writes that it is not uncommon for combatants to participate in executions, torture and rape.  Children are exposed to bombings and are forced to attend public executions and witness severe corporal punishment.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ombudsman Investigates Safety of Homosexuals in Asylum Seeker Center

After complaints about various issues including the safety of homosexuals in a center for asylum seekers in Heumensoord, a joint delegation from the national Ombudsman’s office and from the National Council for Human Rights will be visiting the center in order to determine whether a major investigation is necessary.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dutch Travelers Increasingly in Difficulties Abroad

Data from the Foreign Affairs ministry show that Dutch tourists are getting into more difficulties abroad.  In 2015 forty-three Dutch citizens disappeared on their travels, as opposed to thirty-one in 2014.  Embassies, consulates or the ministry in The Hague helped almost 300 Dutch travelers in cases of stolen passports or traffic accidents.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Many prosecution officials misbehave

In the past four years 117 employees of the public prosecutor’s office have been reprimanded or fired over serious misdemeanors.  These included eight public prosecutors, of whom two were fired.  One of them appeared in court while drunk.  Another public prosecutor lost a hard disk with sensitive information while on holiday abroad.  Yet another left a hard disk at a place where he was working outside his office.  Many of those reprimanded had requested computer records of criminal cases or relating to family members, without obtaining permission to do so.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Junker: Dutch Opposition to EU-Ukraine Association Agreement can lead to Major Crisis

Jean-Claude Junker, the chairman of the European Commission, says that if in the Dutch referendum on 6th April the majority of voters oppose the association agreement between the European Commission and the Ukraine, this could lead to a major crisis on the continent.  He added that such opposition will increase support for those who want to destroy the EU.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Deputy Minister: Incidents with Refugees mainly in Asylum Seeker Centers

Deputy Minister for Asylum Seekers Klaas Dijkhoff (Liberals) said that the main incidents concerning asylum seekers occur in the refugee centers, among those living there.  He said that asylum seekers receive clear information about Dutch norms and values.  They are instructed that they must have respect for women and homosexuals.  He will investigate whether improvements can be made in the information given to them.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A new Refugee Underclass is being created

Researchers of various government bodies warn that a new underclass of refugees is in the process of being created in Dutch society. In it unemployment and criminality play a major role. The researchers undertook a study of the integration of 33,000 asylum migrants. These arrived in the Netherlands in the 1980s and 1990s and received residence permits. Many of them have been unemployed for a long time. The researchers recommend that the government do much more to help the current asylum migrants to find work, in order to avoid similar problems. Asylum migrants with little education, such as those from Somalia, have the greatest difficulty in finding work.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Every day two train conductors are harassed.

The trade union VVMC says that on the average, every day two train conductors are harassed, verbally abused and spat at.  The union says that it is terrible to be threatened in this way and the spitting is particularly humiliating.  The violence has gone down somewhat due to measures taken after several conductors were badly beaten up.  However there were still 518 complaints submitted during 2015 regarding aggression against train conductors.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Three out of thirteen fish wholesale auction premises unhygienic

The Dutch government authority for food safety (NVWA) has announced that three out of the thirteen auction premises for fresh fish do not meet all food safety requirements.  The ceilings of the buildings were found to be filthy, for example, and problems were found with waste disposal.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wilders: Refugees endanger Dutch women

PVV leader Geert Wilders and parliamentarian Sietse Fritsma say that the government knowingly endangers the security of Dutch citizens by bringing in refugees.  They ask the government to close the borders immediately. Wilders referred to the large number of sexual attacks against women in the German city Cologne, where mainly Arab men sexually assailed, robbed and even raped young women.  Wilders called the assailants “testosterone bombs.”

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Two Parties Request Debate on Dutch Criminality In Former Colony

The Left Liberals of D66 and the extreme left Socialist Party (SP) have asked for a debate on the behavior of the Dutch army against fighters for independence in Indonesia.  The two parties say that the government is blocking an investigation.  D66 parliamentarian, Sjoerd Sjoerdsma says that the violence of the Dutch army was structural, and not incidental.  Gert Oostindie, director of the Royal Institute for Knowledge of Languages, Countries and Nations (KITVL), says that he has been asking for a major investigation for the last three years.  He believes the Dutch committed tens and thousands of war crimes, and wants an investigation such crimes perpetrated by both Dutch and Indonesians.

Pharmacists correct ten million Prescriptions per Year

Every year Dutch pharmacists correct ten million prescriptions written by general practitioners. This was published by the pharmacists’ organization KNMP. In ten percent of the cases they prevent serious complications or people being admitted to hospitals. The organization of general practitioners LHV claims that this does not mean that their members are negligent.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Fireworks damage more Dutch eyes than the eye damage of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Eye doctor Tjeerd de Faber of the Ophthalmic Society said that this year the eye damage due to fireworks is even worse than in previous years.  He claimed that over the years that New Years’ fireworks-related eye damage has been tracked, these two nights a year more eye damage has been caused by legal fireworks in the Netherlands than all 512 eye traumas reported by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan over a four year period. In the past seven years, Dutch doctors have treated 1761 firework victims with 2140 damaged eyes, 743 eyes had lasting damage, 134 eyes were blinded and 63 eyes had to be removed.                                    

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Dutch ‘coffeeshops’ annual sales of hashish and cannabis are about 1 billion Euro

The research office Intraval which is specialized in investigating criminality and addiction has found that the average Dutch ‘coffeeshop’ has annual sales of cannabis and hashish of about 1,7 million Euro. This would mean that the combined annual sales of the about 600 Dutch “coffeeshops” are in the order of magnitude of 1 billion Euro.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Largest Dutch Retail Chain is Bankrupt

The largest Dutch department store chain V&D has been declared bankrupt. It filed for protection from creditors on December 22. V&D employs 10,000 workers at 67 stores. It is owned by the U.S. private equity firm Sun Capital Partners which bought it in 2010.