Sunday, December 31, 2017

Flight Delayed by a Day After Man Shouts Allahu Akbar

A flight of the Dutch Transavia company from Seville to Amsterdam has been delayed by one day because a Moroccan shouted shortly before departure ‘Allahu Akbar’ [Allah is Great]. After passengers had informed the steward, the pilot decided to return to the gate.  The plane was emptied.  The passengers left the plane and all luggage was searched.  Nothing suspect was found.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

6,000 Illegal Air B&B Rentals in Amsterdam

Amsterdam does not permit renting one’s home out for more than 60 days per year. A new study shows that at least 6,000 illegal Air B&B rentals of homes and rooms to tourists do not comply with the towns rules.  The Amsterdam Housing alderman Laurens Ivens said:  “I want to prevent our homes being hijacked and people making a lot of money from it.”  The Amsterdam municipality is implementing the obligatory listing of renting of homes out to tourists. From 2018, if people do not comply, they will be fined up to 6000 Euros.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Utrecht: Universities Respond to Hazing Incidents

The television program, Rambam, filmed hazing rituals of a number of student associations in Utrecht.  An aspiring member of the female student association, UVSV, said that her asthma medication was taken away.  Another girl said that she was spat on.  This is now being investigated by both the HU University of Applied Science Utrecht and Utrecht University.  In the meantime, the universities have decided to suspend contributions to UVSV.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Powerful fireworks aimed at trains

On Sunday night, powerful fireworks were thrown by a number of people at a moving train in Amsterdam.  When the train was hit, it caused a loud noise.  The train driver was so shook up that he did not complete his route.  This was made public by the train infrastructure organization ProRail.  They said that this is extremely dangerous because the train driver in such a situation may miss a signal. Later that same evening, more heavy fireworks were thrown at a moving train in Den Bosch.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Attacker of Kosher restaurant free for several months

Saleh Ali, who vandalized a kosher restaurant was freed after bieng held by the for two days.  When he came before a court, it was decided that he should be subjected to a psychiatric examination, thus he will be free for a few more months. Though the authorities have withheld this information, it became known that the attacker is a Palestinian from Syria with combat experience who was an asylum seeker in the Netherlands. Dutch officials do not consider the clearly antisemitic attack as a hate crime. As a major contrast this past summer, the Dutch police held a Dutch Jew Michael Jacobs for a week as he stood repeatedly near anti-Israeli demonstrators while wearing an Israeli flag. There are no laws prohibiting this.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Alcohol, Drugs, Prostitution and other Abuse at Military Barracks

A confidential internal report from 2015 of the Ministry of Defense mentions that soldiers at the Oranje barracks (Oranjekazerne) in Schaarsbergen regularly drank large quantities of alcohol and used drugs. Furthermore they brought prostitutes into the barracks. It has also become known that soldiers stole or destroyed materials from the Ministry of Defense. Recently abuse in initiation rituals in the barracks has been made public by three former soldiers. Newcomers were subject to systematic harassment, maltreatment, sexual abuse and even rape. Chairman Jean Debie of the military trade union VBM says that similar information continues to reach the union.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Turkish Dutchmen wanted to murder Erdogan

Two Turkish Dutchmen Anil S from Amsterdam, and Burak A. from Eindhoven have been arrested in Athens together with 7 other Turks as part of a plot to assassinate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, during his recent visit to Greece’s capital. According to Greek media, they belong to the extreme left DHKP-C, a Marxist Leninist terrorist organization.  Both Turkish Dutchmen had been added to the Dutch terror watch list in the summer of 2017. Their bank accounts have been frozen.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Prosecution prevents attack by Muslim convert

According to the Prosecution, an eighteen year old Muslim convert by the name of Aisha, planned an attack on a public building in the Netherlands. She is also suspected of participating in the terrorist organization IS and planning a terrorist crime.  She had been arrested a number of times in the past.  She underwent an investigation by the Dutch Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology (NIFP). According to the Prosecution, she gave answers that the experts wanted to hear, i.e. socially desirable answers. The Prosecution is requesting a 30 month jail sentence of which 24 months would be suspended.  They are also requesting that she should be forbidden from having internet access.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dutch Professor: Dementia Will Become the Major Cause of Death

Martijn Katan, a retired professor of nutrition at the Free University of Amsterdam predicts that many of those who are today in their 50’s and 60’s will die from dementia.  Next year, according to the Bureau of Statistics, dementia will become the main cause of death in the Netherlands as a result of the decline of heart attacks as the leading cause of death. He said that the possibility that  euthanasia will be expanded and become a politically correct ideology cannot be excluded.  This the more so as society’s costs for health care are continually increasing.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Former Utrecht Professor: "Jews are profiteers and parasites"

The Belgian TV program Canvas was devoted to children of collaborators (with the Nazis).  Jan Tollenaere, a former Professor at Utrecht University said in the program that “Jews are profiteers, parasites and ugly people.”  He described himself as an anti-semite. His father, Reimond Tollenaere recruited during the war for the Waffen-SS.  The Forum of Jewish Organizations has protested against the fact that the TV program was given a podium to promote his father’s thoughts.  The University of Utrecht distanced itself from Tollenaere’s statement.  It said that the Professor retired in 2015 and "no longer uses the universities facilities and is not invited to any academic reunions.”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Attacker of Jewish restaurant was trained in Syria

The man who attacked a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam last Thursday is a 29 year old asylum seeker from Syria.  He revealed  that he received training in the use of weapons in Syria as well as  experience in fighting.  When asked by the police whether he was willing to use violence again he initially said yes.  Later, he explained that he would not do that in the Netherlands. According to a newspaper report the attacker has been living in Amsterdam for several years. Two days after the took place, he was released according to the recommendation of the police.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

About One-Third of Packaging Used in the Netherlands is Difficult to Recycle

Researchers at Wageningen University have found that about one-third of the packaging used in the Netherlands is difficult to recycle and often contaminated with PVC.  This plastic has been banned because of its environmental risk.  The research was carried out on behalf of the Dutch Waste Processors and Management Association (NVRV)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Dutch Police have no manpower to investigate Turkish heroin criminals

The Dutch Police detective department have no capacity to investigate Turkish heroin criminals in the Netherlands.  The priority of the service is fighting mainly synthetic drugs such as cocaine.  This, despite the often violent methods of the heroin criminals, which includes killings – wrong targets, blackmailing, use of heavy weapons and kidnappings. The result is that a huge flood of heroin dominates the Dutch market while the criminals have little to fear.  This information was found in an internal police report of which data was published by the AD Daily.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Attacker of Amsterdam Jewish Restaurant freed after two Days

The Palestinian asylumseeker who attacked a Jewish restaurant last Thursday in Amerdam and destroyed its windows has already been freed. He is not allowed to come within hundred meters of the restaurant and has to collaborate with the rehabilitation services. The man has said that he had no antisemitic intentions.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

D66 Politician links anti-semitic attack to Trump policy

Reinier van Dantzig is the faction leader in the Amsterdam municipal council of the left liberal D66 party – a member of the Dutch government coalition. After the anti-semitic attack by a Palestinian who smashed the door and windows of an Amsterdam Jewish restaurant, van Dantzig tweeted “how awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences.  Let us show clearly that there is no room for intolerance in Amsterdam!”

Dutch Jewish lawyer, Herman Loonstein condemned van Dantzig’s statement as “cowardly and obscene” remarking that it was a form of “victim blaming.” 
In the meantime the lawyer of the perpetrator has said that the attack had nothing to do with Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Amsterdam: Man with Palestinian flag breaks windows of Jewish restaurant

A man with a club has destroyed the windows of a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam.  A witness said the man shouted: “Palestine and Allah Akbar” during this act.  He has since been arrested.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rail Infrastructure Company Has to Pay Penalty for Carelessness

The Dutch ProRail infrastructure company has to pay a penalty of 50,000 Euro for leaving trains with chlorine at the Amersfoort station.  The judge said that the company hadn’t met safety regulations.  The prosecution  requested a penalty of 150,000 Euro.  It called the company a “recidivist” of letting dangerous train wagons filled with chlorine stand at night in populated areas without informing the authorities.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Police union supervising black Pete demonstration had very high costs

For many years the battle about black Pete has been on going in Dutch society.  Around 200 people demonstrated against this folklore figure in the town of Dokkum.  The Chairman of the ACP Police Union, Gerrit van de Kamp estimated the cost of the police presence between 350 000 and 500 000 Euros.  He added that these are hours that cannot be spent on other business. He came under criticism by politicians who said that democratic rights should not be considered as a financial burden, because everyone has the right to demonstrate and be protected.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Groningen: Psychologists Treat Student Movement Members Due to Harassment

Various psychologists have reported treating members of the Vindicat student movement in Groningen.  Extreme initiation rituals have led to students being hospitalized.  One student was brought to court for maltreating another student member.  Until this year new members were also required to sign a contract where they agreed to keep silent.  The university says that it will investigate the issue.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Former Members disclose information about Motormaffia

Three former members of the Motor Club No Surrender, have told the police and the press about the criminal practices of the organization.  The management of the club enriches itself by cancelling membership of some which it then extorts.  Also debts of members are cashed in from family and friends.  A number of members have filed a complaint with the prosecution which is planning a prohibition of the club.  One of the members said that every criminal can become a member of the Motor Club even without a driver’s license. About himself, he said: “I was interesting because of my contacts in the world of drugs.  They hoped to obtain through me larger quantities at lower pricing.”