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  • Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum ( Moroccan-gangsters )

    09/23/2019 6:44:10 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2019
    A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police chief Erik Akerboom said "with this brutal murder, a new limit has been crossed: now even people simply doing their work no longer seem safe". Jan Struijs of the NPB police union said "organised crime has got totally...
  • Israeli winery sells out thanks to Dutch boycott supporter

    03/28/2019 2:27:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/27/19 | CNAAN LIPHSHIZ
    Activist’s Twitter comment mistakenly says Efrat wine is produced in the West Bank; Israel supporters rush to buy bottles AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she tweeted a picture of bottles on sale at the Dutch supermarket chain, Hema. But her tweet, meant to protest the sale, prompted Israel supporters in the Netherlands to mount a social media reaction so successful that the wines sold out at the Hema stores and the campaign became the No. 1 trending topic Tuesday on Dutch Twitter. The opening shot for the #tipvanMieke...
  • Giant boobs floating in Amsterdam canals to celebrate Women's Day

    03/08/2019 9:21:56 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 56 replies
    NLTimes ^ | March 8, 2019 | Janene Pieters
    On Friday a flock of giant breasts are floating down Amsterdam's canals for International Women's Day. This action is "to celebrate the fact that boobs are just boobs", organizer 72andSunny Amsterdam said in a press release. "Like the noses on our faces, they're simply part of the body, part of what makes us women." 72andSunny came up with the idea of giant floating breasts after a survey the agency performed among 160 women showed that the vast majority - 78 percent - of them had felt embarrassed by their boobs at some time in their lives. The creative agency finds...
  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 7:56:43 AM PST · by benasawin · 57 replies
    Wow, This demonstrates how ingrained the Muslim beliefs are in people of that faith Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor. When the most liberal country in Europe pulls the plug on Islam, the world is beginning to see the light. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a concert in the capital, Amsterdam. The Guest Conductor, who just happens to be Muslim, proceeded to give the Queen a lecture on the "beauty" of Islam. The entire orchestra got up and walked out, refusing to be associated with someone lecturing their Queen. The staff of the music hall escorted the...
  • Julian Assange's Associate's 'Strange Disappearance' Probed by Norway Police

    09/04/2018 7:27:21 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3 Sept 2018 | Staff
    This weekend, the WikiLeaks Twitter account claimed that cybersecurity expert Arjen Kamphuis went missing on August 20, two days before he was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam. This comes amid concerns about the security of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is about to end his six-year self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Norwegian police have opened an investigation into the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's associate, who was last seen in the northern Norwegian town of Bodo on August 20. ...
  • 2 Americans Stabbed in Amsterdam in Apparent Terror Attack

    09/02/2018 6:08:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Amsterdam authorities are treating a stabbing incident as an act of terrorism after an Afghan immigrant residing in Germany attacked two American citizens over the weekend in the Dutch city. According to the Associated Press, “Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect, a 19-year-old Afghan man who had a German residency permit. Local government officials said the victims did not appear to be targeted for any particular reason. Officials are identifying the alleged attacker as “Jawed S.,” who currently remains hospitalized.”But, after researching the background of "Jawed S." officials determined that he had terroristic motives. German authorities searched the man's...
  • The Knife of Peace Comes to Amsterdam Central Station

    09/01/2018 6:41:26 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 1 Sep, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    Station stabber Jawed S. had a terrorist motive AMSTERDAM — The 19-year-old man who stabbed two people on Friday at Amsterdam Central Station is Jawed S. His first statements show that he had a terrorist motive. The municipality of Amsterdam announced this on Saturday. “Of course, the research is still in full swing to discover everything around this suspect and his motive. This involves intensive contact with the German authorities,” according to the municipality. At the request of Dutch judicial authorities, the German police conducted a search in the suspect’s home in Germany. “Among other things, multiple data-storage devices have...
  • Man Considered Most Dangerous Terrorist In The World Killed In US Drone Strike In Yemen

    08/21/2018 8:12:09 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 42 replies
    political insider ^ | August 21, 2018 | Vandana Rambaran
    U.S. officials confirmed that the man considered the most dangerous terrorist in the world after Osama bin Laden and a top al-Qaeda bomb-maker was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2017. Ibrahim al-Asiri, a 37-year-old from Saudi Arabia who is responsible for creating a host of bombs — including the underwear bomb intended to take down a flight from Detroit to Amsterdam on Christmas in 2009 — escaped U.S. strikes in the past, despite a $5 million bounty for his capture since 2014, according to reports by Fox News. Al-Asiri and several associates were standing beside his...
  • Licentious Amsterdam a 'Lawless Jungle': Police have given up trying to keep order after dark.

    07/28/2018 7:10:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/28/2018 | Rick Moran
    In the 1970s, Amsterdam was a destination for hippies and wannabe hippies from around the world. Easy drugs, easy girls, easy just about anything your heart desired. Any form of sin was available for a price and sometimes for free.But such licentiousness comes with a cost. Today, Amsterdam's ombudsman is referring to the city as an "lawless jungle" where the police have given up trying to keep order after dark.AFP: "The city centre becomes an urban jungle at night," Amsterdam's official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch daily Trouw, warning of illegal car and bike races zooming through the streets,...
  • Amsterdam 'lawless jungle' at night, ombudsman warns

    07/28/2018 8:46:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | 07/28/18 | Staff
    Tourist hotspot Amsterdam turns into a "lawless jungle" after dark with the police powerless to intervene against crime and violence, the city's ombudsman warned in an interview Saturday. "The city centre becomes an urban jungle at night," Amsterdam's official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch daily Trouw, warning of illegal car and bike races zooming through the streets, open drugs sales and general mayhem. "Criminal money flourishes, there is no authority and the police can no longer handle the situation," he warned. Some 18 million tourists flock to Amsterdam every year -- more than the entire population of the Netherlands. ETC...
  • Protesters Interrupt Bill Clinton Speech, Demanding Decriminalization of Sex Workers Worldwide

    07/27/2018 3:47:29 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 7/27/2018 | Staff
    Former President Bill Clinton was interrupted by protesters demanding the decriminalization of sex workers worldwide on Friday, while he was giving the closing speech at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles. “President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States,” one protester shouted at Clinton. Another protestor shouted at Clinton, “we know you support sex workers, please help us!” Clinton remained silent on stage while the protestors shouted their demands at him. Once they concluded, he commended the conference...
  • NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country. “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.” She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • 'Court freed anti-Semitic volcano ready to explode'

    An Arab man arrested for attacking a Kosher restaurant in Amsterdam has pledged to follow up with more violent attacks, a Dutch anti-Semitism monitor has warned, yet was freed just over two days after his initial arrest. On the morning of December 7th, Saleh Ali smashed the windows of the HaCarmel restaurant in Amsterdam while carrying a Palestine Liberation Organization flag. Ali then broke into the restaurant, stole an Israeli flag, and threw it to the ground. Police officers who had watched Ali attack the restaurant then intervened, overpowering and forcibly arresting him. The attack took place just hours after...
  • Greenfield: An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam

    12/17/2017 7:31:38 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | >Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam Posted by Daniel Greenfield Amsterdam’s HaCarmel restaurant sits between two other restaurants. The Jewish kosher eatery whose big blue sign boasts fish, meat and vegetarian options is sandwiched between a sidewalk café with its inevitable Heineken umbrellas on one corner of Amstelveenseweg and an ice cream place on the other corner. There’s an Italian restaurant across the street with some very nice front windows. If the Muslim refugee had wanted to smash up any eatery, he had plenty of options. But he went to the Kosher restaurant. Inside were wooden...
  • Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

    12/15/2017 12:44:01 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/15/2017 | AFP - Evert Elzinga
    Dutch military police on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport, police told AFP. "This afternoon a man came into the office of the Marechaussee (military police) here at Schiphol and threatened my colleagues with a knife," said police spokesman Dennis Muller. "He was shot in the leg and taken to hospital in Amsterdam." The incident triggered panic on the airport's vast plaza, which is criss-crossed by thousands of people every day making their way to and from the departures and arrivals halls.
  • Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

    12/07/2017 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 12/07/2017 22:19
    A major coalition party in the Netherlands blamed President Donald Trump for an assault against a kosher restaurant by a man carrying a Palestinian Authority flag. A spokesperson for the left-leaning Democrats 66 party made the accusation Thursday, hours after the assault on the HaCarmel restaurant, which some see as a reaction to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital on Wednesday. Reinier van Dantzig, who heads the party’s faction on the Amsterdam city council, wrote on Twitter: “How awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences. Let us...
  • Paris wins battle to host European Banking Authority

    11/22/2017 2:46:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    politico.eu ^ | November 20, 2017 | FIONA MAXWELL
    Paris will be the new home of the relocating European Banking Authority, which is required to move from London following the Brexit vote. A vote among the remaining 27 EU countries took place in Brussels on Monday to decide the future location of the EBA, as well as the European Medicines Agency — which is headed to Amsterdam.
  • Police rule out terrorism after eight people injured by car outside Amsterdam train station

    06/10/2017 1:56:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 10 | Nicola Harley & Senay Boztas
    Eight people have been injured after a car smashed into pedestrians outside the central train station in Amsterdam. Witnesses have described the scene as "terrifying". Amsterdam police say the car struck pedestrians outside the city's main railway station and officers have arrested the driver. Six people were taken to hospital, two are in a serious condition. Two others were treated at the scene.
  • How The Dutch View Americans? | Amsterdam

    04/16/2017 2:44:44 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/25/15 | Yafa
    Simply a man on the street interview about what Amsterdamer's, think of Americans.
  • Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit

    07/11/2016 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Jul 2016 14:32 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German property firms expect a boom in Frankfurt as financial businesses move activities and staff out of London in the wake of Brexit, an industry survey showed on Monday. A majority of 72 percent of respondents believed financial center Frankfurt, rather than rivals Dublin, Paris, or Amsterdam, would gain the most from Britain leaving the European Union, the study of 555 firms by consultants Ernst & Young (EY) found. The German property market as a whole would get a boost from Brexit, 57 percent of those polled said, with large majorities expecting prices for commercial and residential properties to increase....