Monday, December 31, 2018

Dutch Mounted Police Break Up ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest at the Hague

Dutch mounted police broke up a protest at The Hague by ‘yellow vest’ protestors who threw rocks and fireworks at them.  About 150-200 demonstrators participated in the protest march near government offices. The protestors waved Dutch flags, shouted anti-government slogans and tried to break through a police cordon.  Eight protesters were detained for disturbing the peace after clashing with police.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Five Terror Suspects Arrested

Police have arrested four male terror suspects in Rotterdam. Later an additional supsect was arrested in the German town of Mainz. The four arrested in Rotterdam were between the ages of 20 and 30. It was published that they had a non-Western background. One has a Syrian background, another an Egyptian background. Earlier this year in June, two terror suspects were arrested in Rotterdam.  In September, seven suspects were arrested of which one was in Rotterdam. In 2017, on Christmas, four terror suspects werearrested in Rotterdam.  These four remain in jail.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Mayor Of Weert Takes Public Prosecutor To Court

Mayor Heijmans from the town of Weert wants to force the Public Prosecution to bring a court case against six asylum seekers who have burgled shops and committed general burglaries.   For that he will go directly to the court as the Prosecution has decided not to prosecute.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Police have Problems with Truncheons Bought

The police have purchased new truncheons.  They are in a holder on the police uniform which one has to destroy when the truncheon is pulled.  Leen Spoor of the Police Association NPB says that it appears that the truncheons were made from poor material.  The police now strengthen them with tie wraps which was not intended.  Spoor says that the police select the cheapest solution very often.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Government Buys Poorly Made Clothing for its Police Force

The Dutch Government is obliged to place tenders at a European level when ordering products in bulk.  After purchasing 250 000 Polo shirts, the Dutch company which won the tender ordered the shirts to be manufactured in Turkey.  They were poor in quality and ventilation was insufficient.  The Police officers started to sweat profusely.  800 000 Euros had to be spent to repair the clothing.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Dutch Jihadist arrested in Spain

Khalid M., a Dutchman, has been arrested in Spain near Tarragona on suspicion of terrorist activities. The Spanish intelligence services had information about his contacts with jihadists who recruit people for terrorist attacks. His name does not appear in the files of the Dutch intelligence services.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ministry Of Defense Investigate The Spreading of Racist and Nazi Images

Minister of Defense Barbara Visser, has said that the Commander of the Dutch Defense Academy received reports that a small group there, shared material which included racist and pornographic images and reference to Nazi Germany.  The Telegraaf daily mentioned that a trainee soldier was running a Whats App group in which Hilter, the Nazis and the Dutch Nazi Party (NSB) were glorified.  The Minister said that independent committees will investigate the issues.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Up to 50 soldiers fired each year for drug use

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense has told the Telegraaf paper that the long term average is between 30 and 50 sackings of military personnel per year due to drug use. Addiction expert Dick Trubendorffer, said that the real number of drug users in the army is probably much higher as one in ten of the population struggle with an addiction of some sort. The Dutch Army employs 40 000 people.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Afghan Terrorist in Court: I Have No Regrets

The 19-year old Afghan terrorist, Jawed S.,  said in court that he does not regret wounding two American tourists  at the central station of Amsterdam in August.  One of the wounded Americans will remain handicapped for life. The terrorist came to the Netherlands from Germany where he had been given asylum. He said that he had come to the Netherlands in order to defend Muhammed.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Foreign students afraid in Amsterdam neighborhood

Foreign students who currently reside in the Daalwijk neighborhood of Amsterdam are afraid. Recently, a bullet grazed a foreign student. The neighborhood is unsafe for women, yet students cannot get out of their leases. There is a housing shortage of 40 000 rooms for students in the Netherlands. The problems are worse for foreign students.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Netherlands Finds Legal Way to Keep Stolen Holocaust Art

The Netherlands has recently developed a legal method for keeping stolen Holocaust art. A special commission decides whether  to keep a work of art which was disowned or had to be sold under pressure during the Holocaust in the museum where it resides or to return it to the original owner’s inheritors. In a number of cases the commission has decided that the Dutch museums can thus keep stolen works of art.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Terror Suspect Arrested

Dutch Police have arrested a Syrian terrorist suspect in the town of Bergeijk.  He is suspected of been a member of the Jabat al-Nusra organization and also suspected of fighting in Syria as well as being suspected of money laundering.  A few months ago, his younger brother, also a member of the same terrorist organization has been arrested in the Netherlands.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Rotterdam: Dangerous Tensions between Extreme Left and Extreme Right

The municipal management in Rotterdam has expressed its concern about the radicalization of extreme left and extreme right. Both groups nowadays are involved in violence. In Rotterdam 4 alt-right groups are active. Their actions can lead to violent reactions of extreme left. Rotterdam mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, writes that in the past years the main focus of activities was against radical Islam, now both repression and prevention will have to be applied towards extreme rightists and the polarization.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Police stop 16 000 investigations due to shortage of detectives

A police spokesman has confirmed that Dutch police in 2018, until November has stopped 16 000 crime investigations about which there have been complaints and registrations. This concerns exclusively crimes where the police believe they can solve them because there is sufficient evidence. The amount of cases halted has been at this level for a number of years already. The ACP Police Trade Union has also said that major crimes are not dealt with due to lack of staff.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

43% of Dutch Jews take active steps to hide their identity in public

A survey conducted by the Een Vandaag television show found that 43% of Dutch Jews take active steps to hide their Jewish identity in public. For instance, by wearing a hat over their kippah, or hiding their Star of David pendants. Thirty four percent say they have experienced antisemitic remarks directed against them. This concerns mainly remarks connected to Israel.  Eleven percent said that they had experienced antisemitic violence against them.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Greek Soccer Supporters Throw Petrol Bomb in Stands of Dutch Fans

In a champions' league soccer game the Athens home side, AEK, received AJAX Amsterdam.  Before the kickoff the visiting fans came under attack as home supporters threw flares into their stands.  On social media one could see how an AEK fan threw an improvised petrol bomb to AJAX supporters.  Other reports said that the Greek police officers hit AJAX fans before the game.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dutchman played Key Role in ISIS

Mohamed Amine Boutahar, born in Rabat in Morocco, grew up in the Netherlands and had a Dutch passport. It has now been discovered that he was one of the leaders of the Amniyat, the secret service of ISIS. Under his leadership western hostages in Syria were interrogated and tortured. He collaborated with jihadists who later carried out terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. His father was the Moroccan consul in the Dutch town Den Bosch. Mohamed was executed in 2014 having been accused of being a British spy.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Dutch Drug Traders Swamp Belgium

The number of cannabis plantations in Belgium is growing.  Report Radio research has found that the growing is dominated by Dutch criminals.  The plants come from the Netherlands.  Police Commissioner Marc Vancoillie of the Belgium Federal Justice Police says that Dutch criminals often play a role in the finance, supply of material and sale of the finished product. In the past, plantations could be found mainly in the border areas.  Nowadays, one finds them in Wallonia. This is the result of tough policies in the Netherlands and the northern part of Belgium.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dutch Prosecutor refuses to follow up on complaint by three Jewish youth

In July, Jeremy Corbyn leader of the British Labour Party visited the Netherlands.  Corbyn, a terrorist sympathizer, associates with Holocaust distorters, incites against Israel and is a part-time antisemite. At a lecture hosted by the Dutch Labor Party, three young Jewish silent protestors held up a sign “Labor for the many, not the Jew.”  A pro-Corbyn journalist hit one of them and broke his glasses. After the latter complained to the police, the prosecution ended the police investigation saying it would be too expensive to follow through.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Attorney General Public Prosecutor too quick to take DNA

The Public Prosecutor takes DNA samples 25,000 times per year from prisoners whose sentences are four or more years.  The Attorney General of the Supreme Court, however, said that privacy is at risk if DNA samples are taken from people convicted of crimes like embezzlement and forgery. He suggest only taking DNA samples from people convicted of serious violent or sexual offences.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cambodia: Dutch in Third Place among Child Abusers

The Dutch are in the third place of child abusers in Cambodia. Last year one Dutchman was condemned to 5 years jail of which 3 years suspended for making child pornography. A second Dutchman was condemned the same year to 5 years jail for the abuse of street children.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vietnamese increasingly active in Dutch hashish trade

Already in 2016, a senior police commander warned about the increasing influence of Vietnamese hashish gangs.  He also mentioned that major violence could be expected with Dutch hashish criminals. A few days ago, four people were murdered in the town of Enschede, two of them had a Vietnamese background.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UN Experts accuse Dutch Social Workers of Racism

The UN claims that research shows that negative stereotypes about parents of African descent leads to more reporting of maltreatment and greater involvement of state agencies for children of African descent in the Netherlands. They specifically mention 7 children of African descent which were forcibly removed from their parents. The UN racism experts accuse Dutch social workers of racism.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Asylum Center Terrorized by Group of Residents

A group of residents terrorized the largest asylum center in the Netherlands town of Ter Apel.  These people also steal in shops in the town. The chairman of the local shop owners’ organization says that it is primarily North African and Eastern Europeans who are responsible for the thefts.  They also sometimes harass women in the shops.  Bus drivers threaten that they will no longer stop at the asylum center due to the intimidation of people who belong to this group.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dutch Police is Tired

The dutch police trade Union (NPB) says that the pressure on police men is absurdly high. The law on maximum working times is transgressed 200.000 times a year. The Union says that the police protects everybody except itself. After five years police men are fed up with having to make additional hours all the time. The police leadership says that the trend of too much pressure on police men is declining.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

After ING scandal, Finance Ministry comes out against money laundering

Earlier in 2018, the ING banking group agreed to a Euro 755 million out of court settlement due to failing to deal seriously with money laundering. The central bank said at the time that more banks were lax in their approach to this problem.  Last year, banks reported over 360 000 unusual transactions. This was 60 000 less than in 2016.  Finance Ministry inspectors will now increase investigations into money laundering by Dutch banks.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Every Year 200 Dead and 5000 Infections by resistant Bacteria

Dutch scholar and researcher Prof. Mirjam Kretzschmar says that resistant bacteria are increasing. They can’t be treated by many types of antibiotics. She estimates that every year 200 people in the Netherlands die from resistant bacteria and 5.000 get infected.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Estimate: 16 billion Euro white washed in the Netherlands

A rough estimate by the University of Utrecht is that in the Netherlands 16 billion euro are white washed per year. The study was done on behalf of the Center for Scientific Research and Documentation (WODC). About 90% of the money comes from drug trade and fraud. The researchers say  that this is in particular worrying because fraud is increasing in many ways.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Amsterdam Police Chief: Hand Grenades are Cheap

Amsterdam police chief, Pieter-Jaap Aalsberberg, says that grenades can be bought on the black market or dark web for 5-20 Euro.  Those found in Amsterdam regularly come from Yugoslavia or Russia.  He added, “Hand grenades belong to a war and not to a city.”  At present they have been found placed in locations in Amsterdam in a targeted manner.  They are probably part of a threat to a particular location, business or owners of a business. The AT5 broadcaster said that in 2014 there were four incidences involving hand grenades in Amsterdam.  This year there are already 14.  Not a single arrest has been made regarding these incidences this year.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Individual proves that underage youth can order alcohol online

Individuals show how easy it is for youngster to get alcohol online despite it being prohibited

A trial by an individual showed that it is easy to order alcohol online including hard liquor even if one is below the age of 18.  He placed orders a number of times and it was delivered without validating the age of the  person receiving the order.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Amsterdam Businesses threatened if they don’t pay Bitcoins

A variety of Amsterdam businesses, including 3 coffee shops, received an email threatening them with hand grenades or shooting unless they pay 50 thousand bitcoins each. It the payment is not made within one week the amount will be doubled. There have been many incidents involving hand grenades and other explosives in Amsterdam since the start of last year.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dutch Companies have Permits to supply dual-use Products to Saudi Arabia

Dutch firms hold 94 government approved contracts to supply products to Saudi Arabia which can be used for civilian as well as military purposes. The contracts have a value of 130 million euro’s. The governments says that it intends to stop the export of goods which could be used to contravene human rights.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Soldiers live in Hotels; Barracks are unlivable

About 200 Dutch soldiers had to leave their barracks in Huis ter Heide because they are unlivable. The rooms are outdated, the hygiene is very bad and in some of the barracks there was much vermin. As there is no place in barracks in the neighborhood they will be living in the coming months in hotels around the town of Zeist.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Utrecht Central Area In International Cocaine Trade

The Utrecht area plays a central role in the international cocaine trade.  While the cocaine is produced elsewhere, the organization of the trade is based in Utrecht.  This creates extreme violence including a number of killings in the area. One shipment of cocaine can be worth  €150 million.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Amsterdam: Because of Explosives Dozens of Homes Evacuated

Dozens of homes in the western part of Amsterdam were evacuated today after explosives were discovered. The police believe the explosives were to be used to blow up an automatic teller machine.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Human trafficking Victims still largely invisible in the Netherlands

The National rapporteur for human trafficking Herman Bolhaar said that while the national approach to human trafficking improved considerably in the past years many victims are still invisible to aid-agencies. Dutch victims of sexual exploitation are the largest groups within the figures of human trafficking in the Netherlands. They are increasingly disappearing from the radar of police and aid-agencies.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Report: Dutch Prosecutors used coercive Measures on Journalists 15 Times in 3 Years

The Dutch Public Prosecution has used coercive measures against journalists 15 times in 3 years. These measures include eavesdropping on calls, retrieving phone data and requisition of journalistic material. Earlier this year the public prosecutor admitted not following the proper procedure in two cases of eavesdropping on journalists.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Advisory bodies: Dutch government ignores vulnerable people

A number of advisory bodies, the National Ombudsman, the Netherlands Court of Auditors, and the social and cultural planning office (SCP) said in a joint statement that the Dutch government has little regard for thousands of vulnerable people in the country who do not receive the necessary care. This includes psychiatric patients, elderly people with dementia and young people with a mild intellectual disability.  Part of this is due to the lack of information provided by the government.  Among the recommendations of the advisory bodies is that the government simplify the procedures vulnerable people have to go through in order to receive help.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Public Prosecution accuses Dutch jihadi of War Crimes

The Public Prosecution department is taking legal action against a Dutch jihadi for war crimes. This is the first time this has happened. Oussame A. from Utrecht had posted a picture on Facebook of himself laughing next to the body of a man who had been crucified. He and Reda Nidalha from Leiden were sent back to the Netherlands from Turkey.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Report: Social Safety insufficient in Dutch Army

The report of the Giebels commission found that the culture in the Dutch army is such that some soldiers do not feel safe there. If one has a complaint one doesn’t know where to lodge it, when it will be dealt with and who will see it. There is also a lack of objectivity and independence among those who investigate the complaints. The Ministry of Defense has now announced that there will be an independent hotline for complaints.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Minister of Defense: Netherlands is in a Cyber War with Russia

Dutch Minister of Defense, Ank Bijleveld, said that the Netherlands is involved in a cyber war with Russia.  In April, four Russian military personnel were expelled because they wanted to hack the wifi network of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the Hague.  Bijleveld said that the Russian cyber tactics are very dangerous, for instance, in influencing elections.  Dutch military intelligence and security service, MIVD, said that the Chinese are also very active in this area.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Criminals dump life threating drug waste endangering citizens

Christian Democrat parliamentarian Madeleine van Toorenburg says that criminals dumped life threatening drug waste in neighborhoods endangering its inhabitants.  She is calling for more severe punishment of drug criminals.  Labor parliamentarian Attje Kuiken has said “it seems sometimes that the drug mafia controls the streets.”

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Command Troops complain about poisonous Gasses at Shooting-range

Fourteen members of the command troops have complained about the poisonous gasses, which were not properly removed when they were shooting, on the shooting Range in Bergen op Zoom. Already since July 2015 it was known that there were poisonous gasses, yet the soldiers were not informed about this. The deputy minister of Defense Barbara Visser has said that the command troops should come and talk to her.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Oncologists: Thousand Women may get unnecessary Chemotherapy

Dutch oncologists are afraid that annually at least 1000 women will have to undergo unnecessary chemotherapy. This because a test which diagnoses the chances of return of breast cancer may not be reimbursed. Paying the test oneself costs 2600 euro.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Netherlands expels four Russian spies

In April, four Russians were arrested while attempting to launch a major “close access” cyberattack against the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague. A few days later they were expelled.  This information has only been released now.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Dutch police arrest 7 Muslim terrorist planners

Police in the Netherlands prevented a major terrorist attack by arresting seven Muslims. Three had been arrested previously for trying to travel abroad to join terrorist groups.  The main suspect is a 34 year old of Iraqi origin.  In 2017, he was convicted for attempting to travel to fight with ISIS.  This terror cell wanted to target a large event in the Netherlands where there would 
be many victims.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dutch Soldiers have to buy their own winter clothes for mission

Dutch soldiers who will participate in a NATO exercise next month in Norway will have to buy their own clothes for the cold climate. The Dutch deputy minister of Defense Barbara Visser (Liberals) said that the ministry had failed to realize that such clothes were needed for the exercise. She hopes that this will never be repeated.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dutch Government funded Jihadist Group in Syria

The Dutch government has been supporting an armed group in Syria which has been branded by the Dutch Public Prosecution as a terrorist group. The Netherlands provided uniforms and pick-up trucks to this group Jabbat al-Shamiya. The public Prosecutor calls this group Salafist and jihadist. It strives for the setting up caliphate and is a criminal organization with terrorist intent. The Netherlands has admitted funding Syrian rebel groups but has always falsely maintained that all were moderate.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Undercover sociologist: ‘Dutch Salafist have no loyalty to democracy’

Sociologist Mohammed Soroush has carried out during three years undercover research for his doctorate among the 30,000 Dutch Salafists. He concluded that they are not loyal to democracy. Their preachers promote intolerance and polarization.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Twenty Out of 39 Dutch Bishops Knew About Sexual Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church

Twenty of 39 Dutch Bishops, Assistant Bishops and Cardinals between 1945 and 2010 knew of the sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands.  Four of them had themselves abused children and 16 others knew about the abuse done by some people reporting to them. These pedophiles were given another position in which they often abused children.