The support for the Forum for Democracy (FVD) has increased more than 8 percent since last year’s election in the Netherlands, with the new party that wants an EU membership referendum now sharing second spot in the polls.
The FVD was founded in 2016 and received just 1.8 percent or two parliament seats in the general election last March. However, its popularity has been on the rise since then, according to a fresh survey by Dutch pollster, Peil.nl.
A 24-year-old Dutch woman from Apeldoorn has been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having links with the terrorist organisation IS.
The woman, whose identity is being kept secret by the foreign affairs ministry but was named as Xaviera Rose-Claire Swagemakers by Turkish media, was arrested during an operation in the southeast of the country, Turkish security service sources said.
According to one website 14 people were arrested in total. Swagemakers, who has been included on the Dutch terrorism watchlist since 2016, is suspected of entering Turkey from Syria.
Dutch mainstream media reported that Noah was the most popular baby name for boys in the Netherlands, but a little digging turned out a different finding.
The name Noah was putatively considered the most popular boy’s name for 2017, having been given to 635 new-born boys in the Netherlands. But as VoE reports, a journalist from broadcaster Powned did some research into the database, however, and noticed that another name, a non-traditional Dutch name, was slightly more prevalent.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — An anti-Islam group in the Netherlands announced plans for a march on the anniversary of a famed anti-Nazi protest.
The Feb. 25 march by Pegida is scheduled to take place in Amsterdam on the 77th anniversary of the so-called February Strike — a rare act of disobedience under the Nazi occupation called by the then illegal Dutch Communist Party. Amsterdam dockworkers went on strike in solidarity with 425 Jews arrested by the Germans and deported to Austria’s Mauthausen concentration camp.
Saleh Ali was one of 64,000 Syrian refugees living in the Netherlands. The vast majority, like Ali, are young men. And the largest number of these migrants spend their days idling in Amsterdam.
On Thursday morning, Saleh Ali took a walk to trendy Amstelveenseweg while wearing a keffiyah and waving a terrorist PLO flag. He stopped in front of a Jewish restaurant, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and began smashing the windows. The Amsterdam police stood by and watched quizzically until he was done. Then when he entered the restaurant, they finally called him out and arrested him.
Pupils of the St-Gregorius College (a high school) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, recently participated in an event organized by DOX, a left-wing organization. DOX got the pupils to sing and dance to a song with lyrics such as (Geert) “Wilders rot op!” (“Wilders F— Off!”).
The Dutch weblog GeenStijl reports that an anonymous source close to the police investigation has confirmed that the migrant who was recorded while vandalising a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, is Saleh Ali, born in Damascus, Syria, in 1988. Ali, who has been living in The Netherlands “for some time”, was released just 1,5 day after his acts, because he was merely indicted for vandalism, not terrorism.
According to the police investigation, the man has taken part in “the armed struggle” and claims to have fought against Islamic State under the banner of “multiple factions“.
A large majority of children love the Saint-Nicholas feast and look forward to it for weeks. However, with the increasing cultural diversity of the Netherlands, opposition and criticism of it grows. A small minority of black people fuelled by ‘Antifa snowflakes’ have a problem with the fact that Saint-Nicolas’s helpers are dressed up with “blackface”. According to them it is racist and has a strong connection with slavery.
Some of the locations where the barriers are placed are “Het Rokin”, “De Dam” and near the “Heineken experience”, a tourist attraction. During big events like the Amsterdam marathon there are already several temporary anti-terror measures. A video emerged that showed how one of Amsterdam’s stations was barricaded by large concrete blocks or as some call it ‘Merkel Lego’.
According to the results of the U.S.-based FRA survey, the Muslim community in the Netherlands is more widely discriminated against than any other Muslim communities in the EU. In response to the results of the survey, the Dutch Denk Party, founded by Dutch-Turks, is seeking to bring the subject to the agenda of parliament. However, the Denk Party’s attempts to discuss the issue were rejected in parliament.
First Iceland, now the Netherlands? Renate Lindeman, the organizer behind DownPride and the mother of two Down Syndrome daughters, accuses the country’s medical industry and government of pressuring mothers to abort their Down Syndrome babies after prenatal testing provides that diagnosis. Lindeman writes that the government is spreading misleading information on Down health costs in order to incentivize abortions and to implement what is essentially a eugenics program.
“They have been declared undesirable aliens which means that it is no longer possible for them to travel to The Netherlands or any other Schengen country,” Blok said, referring to Europe’s passport-free zone.