Category Archives: Netherlands

Police dog killed with an axe by man shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ in Holland

A police dog has died after it was axed to death by a Syrian man who attacked police officers trying to arrest him.

Neighbours reported the man after he was spotted on the balcony of a flat waving the axe and shouting ‘Allahu akbar in Schiedam, near Rotterdam, Holland.


Somali migrant who attempted to rape Dutch woman sends her death threats from Mogadishu after being deported

In June 2017, The Old Continent published an article on the attempted rape of a woman then only know under the pseudonym of Esmée. After the ordeal, she was forced to do her own investigating to track her assailant, because the police were unable or unwilling. At the time, she was especially incensed by the fact that her assailant, Mohammed Kamaal M for Somalia, was given a residence permit two months after assaulting her.


The Hague: Stabby Muslim wounds 3 gets shot

Google Translate: THE HAGUE – On the Johanna Westerdijkplein in The Hague a man with a knife injured three people. The suspect was overpowered by agents after he was shot in his leg, according to a police spokeswoman. Rumor has it that the man would have called “allahu akbar”, but that has not yet been confirmed.

An unsettling coincidence…

Twitter – The Hague

h/t Pamela


‘Gulf States Funding Islamic Organisations in the Netherlands’

More than 30 Islamic organisations in the Netherlands have either received or requested financial assistance from several Gulf States, namely Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

For years, the Dutch government has made sure this information never saw the light of day –  until now.


Newcomer Euroskeptic, anti-migrant party jumps to 2nd spot in Dutch polls

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,


Dutch woman, a Muslim convert, arrested in Turkey on terrorism charges

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.


Netherlands: Mohammed is Most Popular Name For Newborn Boys, Dutch Media Covered it Up

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.


Dutch anti-Islam group to march on anniversary of anti-Nazi strike

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.

Seems an appropriate choice of date.


Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists

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.

And in two days he was back on the street.


“A trained combatant willing to die a martyr”, says police investigation of Syrian migrant vandalising Dutch Jewish restaurant

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“.

h/t Marvin