Monday, December 5, 2016
After much pressure from parliament the Dutch government finally wants to stop the financing of Dutch religious organizations by sources from undemocratic countries. In recent months there have more and more news items on the financing of Islamic organizations in the Netherlands by foundations from Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In one case an organization was involved which has links with Al Qaida.www.elsevier.nl/nederland/achtergrond/2016/12/nu-wil-asscher-geldstroom-moskeeen-wel-aanpakken-411492/
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Sunday, December 4, 2016
It has now become known that in 2009 and 2010 the Dutch general intelligence service AIVD investigated PVV leader Geert Wilders. An intelligence service investigating a politician is highly unusual in The Netherlands. The investigation concerned the ties Wilders had with influential people in Israel. Wilders and the AIVD declined comments.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has spoken in Warsaw at a congress of ALDE the Liberal faction in the European Parliament. He said that the EU has to listen seriously to the worries of its citizens. Rutte remarked that one has to stop dreaming about more Europe and further European integration. He identified the economy and migration as the two prime problems to deal with. Rutte added: “I am convinced that if we do not solve the problems of the European population we bring Europe closer to the abyss.”www.elsevier.nl/nederland/achtergrond/2016/12/rutte-waarschuwt-voor-uiteenvallen-eu-stop-met-dromen-over-meer-eu-411038/
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Friday, December 2, 2016
Swiss Dutch historian Remy Limpach has published a book in which he claims that extreme violence by the Dutch Army in Indonesia (then the Dutch Indies) from 1945-1949 was structural and not incidental. He claims that it left behind a trail of burning villages and dead bodies. Limpach writes about extreme torture and killings of prisoners without process as well as random shootings on civilians, including women, children and the elderly.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Dutch TV program Zembla has obtained 700 pages of confidential information from the European police agency, Europol. The data includes hundreds of names and telephone numbers of people associated with terrorism between 2006-2008 as well as an analysis of the Dutch radical Muslim Hofstad group and the Madrid bombings. The data was obtained from former Europol employee who took it with her and she now works for the Dutch National Police. Europol has informed the Dutch National Police and it is up to the Netherlands whether the woman in question will be prosecuted.http://nltimes.nl/2016/11/30/dutch-tv-program-gets-hold-confidential-europol-docs
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Friday, November 25, 2016
In a parliamentary debate on terrorism, there was much criticism about the execution of the anti-terrorist policy. Even the government parties consider that incompetence leads to the jihadists being able to operate freely. Parliamentarians are of the opinion that no new measures were required but rather proper execution of the measure that already exist. There are several examples of jihadists who could pass at airports through passport control because the systems didn’t identify them.
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Thursday, November 24, 2016
It has now become known that a Dutch Moroccan visitor of the Arrayan mosque in the north of Amsterdam planned a terrorist attack on a synagogue in Amsterdam. He was the head of a terror group which shortly afterwards wanted to plant a bomb at a financial institution in the same part of town.
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