Monday, February 28, 2011

Politician: Establish Scum Boats to Jail Youngsters

Bas Driesen, the faction leader of the Trots op Nederland party (Being Proud of the Netherlands) in the town of Gouda has proposed that juvenile delinquents in the town be jailed at night on board a “scum boat.” Driesen explained that this way, they can go to school during the day and are away from the main town at night. In Gouda, one of the three criminals older than 12 years is of Moroccan origin – the highest percentage in the Netherlands. There are 330 registered Moroccan criminals older than 12 years in the town, according to a police investigation.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Terrorists Claim Multiple Cases of Arson in Major Bank Building

A group of terrorists took responsibility for the arson in the large building of the Rabo bank in Utrecht, which will be the future headquarters of this major Dutch banking group. In recent months, there have been four fires in this building. The terrorists call themselves the Dutch Department of the Greek terrorist network, “Conspiracy Cells of Fire.” They also claim that they are responsible for the hacking of the Rabo bank website a few days ago. The announcement was made on the left-wing news site Indymedia. The Dutch Intelligence Service (AIVD) said that it has received no information that a Dutch branch of the Greek terrorist organization exists.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cutting Down on Railway Police Necessary

The daily Telegraaf has obtained internal documents of the railway police which show that it has to close 8 offices of important regional stations because it lacks money. The Socialist Party (SP) says that violence on public transport is increasing and that the minister has promised that there will be no less police in the public domain. SP Parliamentarian Van Raak says that this should also be true for the rail services.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Police Handicapped by Poor Performance of Computer System

Stoffel Heijsmans, head of the Police in Utrecht has said that the police supplies 8-10% less files than it could to the prosecution because its new computer system performs poorly. According to Heijsmans, with a good computer system another 20,000 files could be provided. D66 Parliamentarian Magda Berndsen has asked Minister of Security and Justice Ivo Opstelten, whether it is true that only 3% of crimes are solved and that about 150,000 cases are not dealt with at all.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

45,000 Cases of Tax Fraud Discovered in Two Years

In the past two years, the taxation office has discovered 45,000 cases of tax fraud for a total amount of 135 million Euro. 90 million of these were discovered in time. It was also revealed that criminals have found ways to defraud the tax authorities by using the services of asylum seekers who can get taxations back by using falsified data. Christian Democrat Parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt says that the government already promised a year and a half ago to deal with this matter and apparently very little has been done since. Deputy Minister Frans Weekers has informed the Parliament that he wants to give priority to this.

Monday, February 21, 2011

More than 1,000 Names of Roman Catholic Sex Abusers

Former Dutch Minister Wim Deetman, who is the head of a commission which investigates sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church has a list of more than 1,000 Catholic sex abusers which were selected from the 2,000 complaints the commission received. The names still have to be checked to avoid double counting. Deetman called upon perpetrators to contact the commission. They can do so until 4 April. He asked the Roman Catholic Bishop Conference and the Conference of Dutch Clergymen to announce his call among their members.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Tens of Dutch Soccer Supporters Arrested in French Town

On Thursday afternoon the police in Lille, a town in northern France, arrested tens of supporters of the Dutch soccer club PSV from Eindhoven. The Dutch team came to play the local one in a European league match. The arrests followed riots by 150 supporters in the center of town who threw bottles at policemen and committed various acts of vandalism. The police used tear gas to contain the riots.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wilders Boycotts TV Talk Show Because of Comparison to Nazis

PVV Leader, Geert Wilders is boycotting a televised election debate by the Vara Broadcasting Company. On one of its websites, the Vara features a cartoon of immigrants wearing the letter “T” on their clothes and are shown the way toward showers by Wilders. The PVV had suggested setting up special villages for people who cause frequent public disturbances. These are called “Scum Villages” (“Tuigdorpen”). Wilders said that if your neighbor invites you over and you know there is a painting in his living room which compares you to a Nazi, you wouldn’t visit him.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Deputy Prime Minister: Multicultural Society is a Failure

Maxime Verhagen, Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Christian Democrats (CDA) has said that the idea of letting non-Western immigrants and autochthonous Dutch live next to each other has totally failed. According to Verhagen, Dutchmen do not feel at home in their country, nor do the non-Dutch. In the United States if you ask people who they are, they say that they are Americans first and then state what their country of origin is. In the Netherlands however, there is no pride in one’s country by the autochthonous Dutch and no pride in being Dutch of the non-Western immigrants and their offspring.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Police Trade Union: Traffic Fines Far too High

The Police Trade Union ANPV, says that policemen consider the traffic fines they have to give out far too high. They are ashamed about writing certain fines. These high fines often lead to aggression on the part of the traffic offenders. The police trade union has called on its members to protest against the high fines with Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice. The ANPV says that driving through a red light bears a 185 Euro fine, whereas stealing from a store bears a 50 Euro fine. A spokesman from the union says, “Nobody understands this and we cannot explain it.”

Monday, February 14, 2011

Amsterdam Municipality Threatens Islamic Parents

Alderman Lodewijk Asscher (Labor) who is in charge of education in the Amsterdam Municipality has threatened that he will take the parents of Muslim children who want to home school their children after next summer to court. He has already discussed this with the Prosecutor’s Office. The Islamitisch College Amsterdam - the Muslim school where they are learning at present, will be closed after the summer. Asscher says that he will first talk to the parents to convince them to send their children to another school.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pedophile Victims Want to Take Cardinal to Court

Victims of a pedophile want to take Dutch Cardinal Ad Simonis to court.
The Cardinal assisted a pedophile priest in finding a new position as Pastor in Amersfoort. While there, the Pastor again abused children. The Cardinal was aware that the man had been convicted, but remained silent about it. Their lawyer Jan Boone, wants to go further and take the Archbishopric Utrecht and the entire Catholic Church to court, claiming that they are criminal organizations.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Iran: Netherlands Supports Terrorists

Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the Netherlands supports terrorists and defends condemned drug smugglers. He said that the Netherlands has supported terrorist groups which have committed more than 12,000 murders. Also, the Netherlands has made a human rights issue of the execution of Zahra Bahrami who has both Iranian and Dutch nationality. Bahrami was arrested in 2009 during a demonstration against the Iranian government, condemned for drug smuggling and executed recently. The Netherlands is angry with Iran because of the execution and that her body has been buried without her family being informed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Provincial Politicians Threatened with Death

Two members of the board of the Provincial Council of Northern Holland, Japp Bond and his predecessor Peter Visser, have been threatened several times with death. This is because of their responsibility for the permits to kill geese who hinder farmers or air traffic. They are also responsible for the controlled killing of deer in the Amsterdam dunes. Visser also said that his adversaries have compared him to Hitler and that he has even received sympathy cards in which his funeral is announced. The Board of the Provincial Council has informed the police.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Threat Ends Symposium on Wilders Trial

The main site of the municipal library in Rotterdam had to be evacuated after anonymous information was received that a hand grenade would be exploded there. That would happen during a symposium in the location about the trial of PVV leader, Geert Wilders. The police did not find anything.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jewish Umbrella Organization: More Jews Hide Their Identity

The Centraal Joods Overleg, the umbrella body of Dutch Jewry has written to Parliament stating that more and more Jews are hiding their identity. The organization expresses its concern about the status of anti-Semitism in the Netherlands. The CJO mentions that in the Netherlands, a person who wears clothing which makes him a recognizable Jew, or who is known as a Jew is likely to face anti-Semitism. In schools, Jewish children encounter problems which sometimes lead them to transferring to other schools. The CJO mentions that Holocaust denial is so prevalent in the Netherlands that it is desirable to apply rapid justice where possible and sentence people to community service.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Doctors Do Not Report on Euthanasia of Handicapped Children

A report by a committee of experts mentions that during the years 2009 and 2010 only one case of euthanasia of a handicapped baby had been reported to it. The commission says that this is partly the result of the fact that there is great discrepancy between medical doctors as to when children suffer from unbearable pain without any hope of recovery. The commission has visited all neo-natal intensive care units in the Netherlands which treat prematurely born and severely handicapped babies. It discussed a fictitious case of the treatment of a patient which the commission considers active euthanasia, which should be reported. A minority of the specialized medical doctors however, considered it a natural death which should not be reported.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Christian Politician: I Am Shocked by anti-Semitism in Amsterdam

Parliamentarian Kees van der Staaij, leader of the Christian SGP Party says that during a recent work visit to Amsterdam, he has been shocked by the various forms of anti-Semitism which apparently have become normal in society. He mentioned that Jews cover their yarmulkes with a cap when they travel on public transportation and thus apparently feel the need to hide their Jewish identity. Van der Staaij added that Jewish schools are heavily fortified buildings. He said that the police have to take their complaints seriously. People have to get the feeling that concrete action follows their complaints.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Freedom Party: Expel Unemployed Eastern European Immigrants

Parliamentarian Louis Bontes suggests that Eastern Europeans without employment should be expelled from the Netherlands. He claims that Poles, Rumanians and Bulgarians have caused disturbances in many towns. Bontes added that they are often guilty of petty crimes and people in neighborhoods where they live find them disruptive. This is confirmed by the police. Bontes says that there are no legal limitations to expelling these people within five years after their arrival.,1

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Frequent Theft and Drug Trade at Defense Material Organization

Theft and drug dealing are regular phenomena at the Dutch Defense Material Organization (DMO). This department of the Ministry is responsible for buying and selling defense material. At the headquarters of the DMO, there is trading of illegal cigarettes, drugs and Viagra. Selling defense material for one’s own possession is common. Defense goods traded in this way include: laptops, car parts and cell phones. In addition, defense vehicles are taken for private use. There is a structural problem of supervision at the DMO, where 6,000 civilians and military people work.,1