Thursday, September 26, 2019

On Vacation Until October 2nd

Amsterdam Entrepreneur asks Green Left voters to refrain from visiting his stores

Amsterdam store owner, Gideon Italiaander has asked on his personal facebook page that people who voted for the Green Left party refrain from visiting his stores. In Amsterdam, 24% of the population vote for this left wing party and the Mayor Femke Halsema is a former leader of the party.  Italiaander says that the Green Left municipality mainly hinders those who exercise an honest profession while the municipality does not deal with criminals.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Eight Minutes of Extreme Antisemitic Hatred on Dutch Public Radio

On a radio show on Dutch Public Radio (NPO) which invites call-ins, a recent subject was ‘Children have too many obligations.’  One of the callers said that children were ‘injected with all kinds of poison.’  This came from ‘avaricious Jewish scum.’ He added, “These people have to be exterminated worldwide because we are in a downward spiral.”  The presenter, Morad El Ouakili, did not disconnect the caller but said that he did not totally understand the caller .  He also let the same caller speak another time in which the caller said that all Jews should be exterminated.  El Ouakili said that on the app of the program there were a lot of reactions from people who agreed with the caller a thousand percent.  The antisemitic remarks went on for 8 minutes.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Dutch government annuls cancellation of passports of 5 Jihadists

Five jihadists whose Dutch nationality had been revoked previously were given their passports back.  The council of state had earlier already decided that jihadists who left for Syria before the groups they joined were named forbidden organizations in the Netherlands should not have their passports revoked.  All five also have Moroccan nationality.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dutch Police Policy enables drug criminality

In a detailed analysis of drug criminality in the Netherlands, the daily Trouw said that it has been the Dutch police policy to concentrate its efforts on crimes that the public complain about.  This means that the heads of drug criminality are not persecuted.  Thus, the Netherlands became the leading drug country in Europe. The Minister of Justice Grapperhaus said that "we have allowed drug criminality to thrive."

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Murder of Lawyer Attacks Essence of State of Law

Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema (Green Left) reacted to the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum.  She said that it was an unprecedented attack on the legal profession which assails the essence of the state of law.  She added that for police and the prosecution, finding the perpetrator is of the highest priority. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Lawyer of Witness in Important Process Killed

Early this morning the lawyer, Derk Wiersum, was killed in Amsterdam.  He was the lawyer of Nabil B., the main witness against a group of people including Ridouan Tagih, the leading criminal wanted by the Netherlands.  In 2018 Nabil’s brother, Reduan, was murdered.  Various parliamentarians want clarification from the Minister of Justice, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, about the threats against the lawyer and security for him.  This was the first murder of a lawyer in the Netherlands since 2004.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Many Judges hide additional Activities

Dutch Judges are allowed to have additional activities outside the court. Yet, they are legally obliged to publish those in a special register. Dutch researcher Paul Ruijs has identified a number of judges who do not do so. Furthermore, the heads of courts, decided in 2013 that courses by judges to train lawyers to improve their pleading before courts, are undesirable. Nevertheless Ruijs found a number of judges who were offering these services among which a those who do not not registering them in the special register.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

European Central Bank Policies Endanger Dutch Pensions

Various Dutch parliamentarians including from the majority parties, consider that the policy of the European Central Bank to reduce the interest rate and continue to buy outstanding loans from countries will create increasing problems for Dutch pension funds and thus for people who hold pensions.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

State Pays Costs of Kings’ Palaces Twice

The NRC daily has found that for many years the state has been paying twice for the costs of maintenance of palace furniture. The government had bought this inventory between 1982-2009 from the House of Orange. The government committed to maintain the furniture at its cost. Nevertheless, the annual grant by the government to the royal family was never reduced so the state has been paying twice for this maintenance.  Parliament was never informed about these transactions.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Fifty radical Islamic Muslim Schools incite

Research by the media Nieuwsuur and the daily NRC about 50 radical Islamic Muslim schools in the Netherlands. They found that children participating in the courses after school time and in the weekend are for instance told that non-Muslims should be put to death. The Liberal Party and the Christian Union, both government parties, want the Inspectorate for Education to investigate whether in these schools children are taught to negate Dutch society.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Wilders takes Prosecutors to Court

Geert Wilders, leader of the right wing PVV party is currently appearing before an appeals court for having said he wants less Moroccans.  On the basis of new information, he claims that the prosecutor and the advocate generals in his case have lied to the court when they said that there has not been any consultation between the prosecution and the ministry of justice in this case. New information disclosed in the past days indicates that there have been material consultations between senior officials of the ministry and the prosecution. It seems that in their emails correspondence, the officials recommend tough action against Wilders.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Justice Ministry may have Influenced Prosecution against Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders

New documents raise doubts as to whether the Ministry of Justice interfered in an illegal way in a process against Dutch right-wing parliamentarian Geert Wilders. There are strong indications that the prosecution has not informed the judges completely nor has the Minister of Justice fully informed the parliament about this issue.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Risk of Earthquakes in many places

A number of communities where small natural gas fields are exploited, have written to Minister Eric Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate). They warn about earthquakes.  Alderman Klaas Valkering of Bergen says that as the gas fields in his community are pumped at an accelerated rate and earthquakes can occur which are even worse than the current ones in the province of Groningen where the major gas fields are located.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Police Officers Confidence in Politicians Reaches New Low

Four police officers were injured during arrests in Rotterdam. Jan Struis of the Police Union NPB said that police officers’ confidence in politicians to act against the violence have reached a new low after twenty years of empty promises. Rob den Besten, chairman of the police Central Works Council, agrees. “As long as community service for assaulting police officers police officers have no faith in judges either.” The national police chief, Erik Akerboom, said that he is also fed up with violence against his people.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Government appoints ‘Designated Survivor’ Minister to go into hiding

The Dutch government has appointed a minister who will not be present on the occasion of the opening of Parliament by the Dutch King on September 17.  The reason for this is due out of fear of a possible terrorist attack. This ‘Designated Survivor’ Minister will be in a secret hiding place.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Minister of Justice: Netherlands threatens to become Narco State

Minister Ferd Grapperhaus of Security and Justice has reacted to the damning document “The Backside of Amsterdam” about drugcriminality in the capital. He says that the conclusions aren’t a complete surprise and adds “however horrible it is welcome that is it now put on paper”. Grapperhaus said that if new investments are not made in the police, the Netherlands threatens to become a narco-state.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Report Municipality: Amsterdam Has Almost Lost Battle against Organized Crime

A confidential report ordered by the Amsterdam municipality found that the city has almost lost the battle against organized crime.  The authorities have little knowledge about the economics of the drug world.  The police have abandoned the fight against drugs and justice has neglected to deal with the organized criminality.  It is likely to take ten to fifteen years to push organized criminality back.