Thursday, May 31, 2018

Syrian attacks police with an axe

The police entered the apartment in the town of Schiedam to arrest a Syrian national. The man armed with an axe attacked the police shouting “Allahu Akbar.” He was shot, however the police dog died.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Iranian Murderer Liquidated in the Netherlands

It has only become known now that the electrician, Ali Motamed, who was killed in December 2015 in the town of Almere was in reality Mohammad Reza Kolahi Samadi who is considered responsible for the bomb attack in Teheran in 1981 of the headquarters of the Islamic Republican Party.  Among those killed was the man behind Ayatollah Khomeini and four ministers.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Utrecht Childcare Center Reprimanded for Striptease

The Utrecht municipality reprimanded a childcare center in which a striptease took place in the facility during daycare hours.  The striptease happened in the hall while there were children in the building.  A man wearing no shirt danced around an adult female employee. The daycare center was instructed to inform the parents about the incident, but the daycare center objected.  The owner and director of the daycare said that nobody understands what is so wrong with this and why there should not be such a party.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Illegal cannabis cultivation far larger than previously thought

Statistic Netherlands said that only 20% of weed growers are caught.  The 2015 estimate of the total contribution of illegal activities to the economy was far too low.  It has to be increased by 1.5 billion Euros to 4.8 billion Euros.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Israeli Embassy Complains about Antisemitic Song

The Israeli Embassy in the Netherlands has complained about the satirical song with several antisemitic stereotypes produced by the socialist broadcaster BNN-Vara.  Also, the Israeli Documentation and Information Center (CIDI) has criticized the song full of hilarious jokes about Jews and money.  The broadcaster denies the antisemitic character despite the stereotypes about Jews and money.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Antisemitic Cabaret Program on Dutch Socialist Television

A cabaret program on the Dutch Socialist VARA television by Sanne Wallis de Vries has used Israel's Eurovision winning song as a parody. Her text contains antisemitic motifs such as jokes about Jews and money. It also accuses Israel of using Buk rockets which Israel does not have. These rockets were used to bring down a plane of mainly Dutch passengers in the  Ukraine. They all died.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Police attempt to recruit non-Muslims to participate in Iftar

Dutch police in Apeldoorn attempt to recruit non-Muslims to participate in an Iftar meal which takes place during the Muslim month of Ramadan.  This led to criticism because it was considered a sign of lack of neutrality which is expected from the Police.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Parliamentarians inquire about nepotism in public prosecution

A number of MP’s want an explanation from Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus about secret romantic relationships among public prosecution officials.  The NRC daily, has reported that two prosecutors were promoted to chief prosecutors by a prosecutor they had a romantic relationship with. A chief prosecutor said to the newspaper anonymously that “colleagues feel unsafe and they no longer dare to criticize each other.” This has led to a breach of trust within the offices of public prosecutors.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Two Jewish Organizations File Complaint against Antisemitism of Former Prime Minister’s Organization

The Jewish umbrella organization, CJO, and the youth organization of CIDI have entered a police complaint against an organization founded by former Dutch Prime Minister, Dries van Agt.  They claim that the organization, TRF, structurally permits antisemitic reactions on their website.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Six near misses between drones and aircrafts in Dutch airspace in 2017

There have been six near misses last year between drones and aircrafts.  One of these concerned a Boeing 737 near Rotterdam.  In 2016, airline pilots warned that stronger regulations regarding drones were needed to keep Dutch airspace safe for aviation.

Monday, May 14, 2018

More incidents of violence in Public Transport

Last year 15.5% of travelers in Dutch public transport reported violence or aggression compared to 13.5% in 2016. The most violent incidents happen on trams or subways.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Utrecht: Blood and mud poured on Holocaust monument

Shortly after the May 4th Memorial Day, blood and mud was discovered on the Holocaust monument in Utrecht. It features the names of more than 1200 Jews deported to their deaths from this city.  The monument is close to an old train station from where these Jewish citizens were deported.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Amsterdam: kosher restaurant may close if no permanent security guaranteed

Sami Bar-On, owner of the kosher restaurant Hacarmel in Amsterdam said that he may close his business if he does not receive permanent security measures.  In the space of a few months, the restaurant has been vandalized three times.  Only then, was Amsterdam Mayor, Jozas van Aartsen willing to take temporary security measures for Bar-On’s place of business, which included the installation of security cameras.  It has only now become known that the municipality knew well before the first attack by Syrian Palestinian, Saleh A. that he is a radicalizing Muslim.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Amsterdam Municipality Was Warned About Syrian-Palestinian Terrorist

The Amsterdam municipality was warned that a potential attacker was radicalizing several weeks before he attacked the Jewish restaurant, HaCarmel. The municipality sent him to the department for mental health instead of to the program which deals with radicalized Muslims. Herman Loonstein, the lawyer of the restaurant, said that this is shocking but not surprising. One wonders how many more of these people walk around freely. This situation also demonstrates the mismanagement by the Amsterdam municipality.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

17 Dutch Parliamentarians quit their seats in 15 months

17 Parliamentarians that were elected 15 months ago have left parliament, 12 of which joined the government.  Parliamentarian Chair Khadija Arib said about the remaining 5 members who left, that the party and voters had expected more of them  when they were they voted in.  An additional  departure of a Green left parliamentarian has already been announced.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Dutch Officers Organizations: Land Forces are “Sick Old Man.”

The Joint Officers Organizations (GOV) call the Dutch Land Forces "a sick old man." In addition to the extra 1.5 billion Euro made available this year for the land army, many additional funds are necessary for tanks, canons and air defense rockets in order for the army to meet NATO norms. As far as personnel is concerned, internal reviews of the Defense Ministry show that almost 1 out of 4 functions are vacant.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Syrian Asylum Seeker Wounds Three People

A 31 year old man has knifed three people in The Hague.  He has a resident’s permit and has lived in the city for six months.  The police shot the man in the leg.  The mayor of The Hague, Pauline Krikke, said that the man is known to be confused.  An investigation about his background is ongoing.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Defense Warehouses a Danger to Employees

The Volkskrant daily has disclosed that Ministry of Defense employees and residents living around the ammunition sites have been in unnecessary danger for years.  This is based on internal documents from the Defense Ministry and the Inspectorate of Social Affairs and Employment.  The Inspectorate found 89 problems at 13 defense ammunition depots.  This included issues such as improperly stored ammunition and warning signs absent in some places.  There is also an increased risk of ammunition exploding in some depots due to lightening.