Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jihadists Complain about Conditions in Dutch Jail

Jihadists in the prison of Vught have written a manifest of 32 pages to protest their conditions there. Due to a mistake of the prison management, the document has reached the media. The prisoners write that their conditions are so sparse, that it is barely better than being in an isolation cell.  They claim, for instance, that there are no sports facilities. They mention that they have raised these issues many times with the prison management without results. One of the prisoner’s lawyers, AndrĂ© Seebregts, says that “constructive conversations” are going on about the conditions.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Rotterdam Mayor against Muslim Hate

As Salafists are planning an institute in an old school building in Rotterdam, questions have been put to Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb in the municipal council. Aboutaleb has answered that the municipality will do everything to prevent activities which are illegal, cause unrest, spread hate, and recruit people for war activities elsewhere.  He added that there is no place for people who use freedom of religion to prevent integration or incite various parts of the population against each other.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Minister: Sending Soldiers to Srebrenica was wrong from Outset

On this year’s Veterans Day Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said that nothing about the original assignment of the UN Dutchbat soldiers going to Srebrenica was evident. This, with one exception: it was clear that there was no mandate for a “genuine protection of the area or of the population. That created an illusion of security.” Hennis mentioned that while other countries refused to send soldiers to Srebrenica, the Netherlands did. She added that Dutchbat was sent there “without adequately being prepared for the specific circumstances, with insufficient means and capacities, a poor information position, all this to maintain peace where there was no peace. The assignment could not be carried out from the outset.”

Friday, June 24, 2016

Trade Union: Labor inspectorate lacks manpower

The CNV trade union has stated that in sectors which are susceptible to fraud and exploitation, there are far too few visits by the SZW inspectorate, formally called the Labor inspectorate. This is due to a lack of workers. CNV Chairman Maurice Limmen said that as a result, employers in bad faith can do whatever they want. He specifically mentioned agriculture, construction, retail, transport, restaurants and hotels, manpower and cleaning services.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Head Police Employees Council resigns; accused of wasting police money

Frank Giltay, chairman of the Central Employees Council (COR) of the Dutch National Police has resigned his position. He was accused, inter alia of organizing extremely costly festivities and buying suits at the expense of the police. A few weeks ago Erik Akerboom, the head of the National Police ordered an investigation of Giltay’s integrity.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Almere: Police ignores Moroccan Hooligans

For several days now bus-drivers are attacked or threatened by hooligans of Moroccan descent. These throw stones at buses, destroy windows and spit at drivers. The police has largely ignored the threats. The police claims that there are about twenty hooligans between 8 and 16 years. People in one of the neighborhoods say that their number is bigger.