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  • Far-right election breakthrough shocks Netherlands (Wilders)

    06/10/2010 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 42 replies · 161+ views
    Expatica ^ | 10/06/2010 | Expatica
    The spectacular election breakthrough of the far-right anti-Muslim Party for Freedom shocked the Netherlands on Thursday as two mainstream parties braced for weeks of coalition haggling. The pro-business Liberal VVD party had 31 seats and the Labour party (PvdA) 30, with 98 percent of the vote counted. But far-right PVV leader Geert Wilders demanded a share of government after his party came third with 24, more than doubling its seats in the 150 member parliament. "Nobody in The Hague can bypass the PVV anymore," said Wilders, whose party wants an end to immigration from Muslim countries and a ban on...
  • Dutch Voters Split, and Right Surges

    06/10/2010 5:30:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 29 replies · 141+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 10, 2010 | STEPHEN CASTLE and STEVEN ERLANGER
    After the first election in a euro-zone country since the European economic crisis, Dutch voters found themselves divided politically on Thursday and surprised by the surge in popularity of an anti-immigrant party .... But the far-right Freedom Party led by Geert Wilders demanded a share of government after it came in third with 24 seats, more than doubling its representation in the 150-member Parliament. “We want to be part of the new government,” declared Mr. Wilders, whose party wants to end immigration from Muslim countries and ban new mosques. “The impossible has happened,” he told a party gathering. “The Netherlands...
  • Dutch voters lean right on economy, immigration

    06/09/2010 8:45:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 38+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/10 | Toby Sterling - ap
    AMSTERDAM – Voters appeared likely to shift the Netherlands to the right in national elections Wednesday dominated by concerns over the rising national debt and discontent over immigration. The conservative VVD party under leader Mark Rutte holds a solid lead in opinion surveys, running on a deficit-busting, tough-on-immigration platform. The overtly anti-Islam Freedom Party of Geert Wilders, which wants a ban on all immigration from nonwestern countries, also appears set to book large gains, perhaps doubling its current strength in parliament. A softer approach promoted by left-leaning parties, including former Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen's Labor Party, is unlikely to win...
  • Van der Sloot Victim Video Seals Peru Case

    06/06/2010 1:32:36 PM PDT · by libh8er · 96 replies · 2,910+ views
    News Oxy ^ | Rob Adams
    Van der Sloot victim video. This photo is from the hotel's camera and shows Joran van der Sloot exiting the room with Stephany Flores left inside. The video reveals both the suspect and Stephany Flores entering the room which became the murder scene. "He speaks Spanish fluently and we took a statement from him in Spanish, where he denies any involvement and the charges brought against him," Chilean Investigative Police Officer Fernando Ovalle Gatica said in a statement. "Naturally, he needs to face the murder that took place here and if the courts find him responsible for that murder, he...
  • Dutch Sex Shop to Give Away 'Pope Condoms'

    05/19/2010 10:26:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 548+ views
    ABC ^ | May 18, 2010
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters Life!) - A Dutch sex shop will be giving away 2,000 "Pope condoms" this weekend in a dig at the Roman Catholic Church. De Condoomfabriek (The Condom Factory) said it wanted to make a point about sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies and the Vatican's opposition to contraceptives. The condom wrapper carries the image of a papal figure with an unmistakable general likeness to Pope Benedict, though the figure's face is removed. It bears the words "I SAID NO! We say YES!" framing the papal image. The suggestion of a "pope condom" caused a diplomatic row last month when...
  • Sgt. Major John Holland Requests McCain Drop Out (Have You Seen This)

    04/18/2010 10:10:56 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 31 replies · 1,282+ views
    This is a youtube video
  • Retired US General: Gay Dutch Troops Contributed to Srebrenica Massacre

    03/19/2010 2:15:30 AM PDT · by lizol · 11 replies · 1,121+ views
    VOA News ^ | 18 March 2010 | Michael Bowman
    Retired US General: Gay Dutch Troops Contributed to Srebrenica Massacre Michael Bowman | Washington 18 March 2010 A former top U.S. and NATO commander says the Netherlands' inclusion of gays in their military rendered Dutch peacekeeping troops unable to prevent the slaughter of thousands of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica in 1995. Retired U.S. Marine General John Sheehan led the U.S. Atlantic Command and served as the top NATO commander in the mid-1990s, the height of ethnic cleansing in former-Yugoslavia. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military would breed...
  • Holland proposes giving over-70s the right to die if they 'consider their lives complete'

    03/13/2010 3:56:53 PM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 770+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2010
    Assisted suicide for anyone over 70 who has simply had enough of life is being considered in Holland. Non-doctors would be trained to administer a lethal potion to elderly people who 'consider their lives complete'. The radical move would be a world first and push the boundaries even further in the country that first legalised euthanasia. The Dutch parliament is to debate the measure after campaigners for assisted suicide collected 112,500 signatures in a month.Euthanasia has been available for the terminally ill in Holland since 2002 in cases of 'hopeless and unbearable suffering' certified by two doctors, but this would...
  • Is Wilders wrong? (About Islam)

    03/10/2010 3:31:33 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 26 replies · 720+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 10, 2010 | Paul
    On Monday, Charles Krauthammer had this, in part, to say about Geert Wilders: What he says is extreme, radical, and wrong. He basically is arguing that Islam is the same as Islamism. Islamism is an ideology of a small minority which holds that the essence of Islam is jihad, conquest, forcing people into accepting a certain very narrow interpretation [of Islam].The untruth of that is obvious. If you look at the United States, the overwhelming majority of Muslims in the U.S. are not Islamists. So, it's simply incorrect. Now, in Europe, there is probably a slightly larger minority but, nonetheless,...
  • Gay Activists File Complaints against Dutch Priest over Communion Refusal

    02/25/2010 10:26:44 AM PST · by NYer · 40 replies · 778+ views
    Life Site ^ | February 24, 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    The Dutch priest who refused Communion on February 13th to his town's openly homosexual Carnival “prince” is now facing police complaints from homosexual activists.The complaints follow a protest by homosexualists at the Catholic parish in Reusel on Sunday, which was held in response to the decision of the pastor, Fr. Luc Buyens, to withhold Communion from Gijs Vermeulen, 24, at the town's traditional Carnival Mass.Fr. Buyens had alerted Vermeulen in advance, stating that he must refuse him Communion because the young man had made a public display of his active homosexuality leading up to the town's Carnival festivities.Anticipating the protest,...
  • Welcome to Happytown: Holland, Michigan

    02/18/2010 3:45:51 PM PST · by MsLady · 51 replies · 1,280+ views
    ABC news ^ | 2/18/2010 | ABC news
    Holland, Michigan was named happiest place in America. This was really interesting. Watch the video and see why.
  • ( Dutch ) Municipality Pays Moroccans in Exchange for Peace

    02/18/2010 8:46:41 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 443+ views
    NIS news ^ | 17/02/10 -
    Gouda local council has given criminal Moroccan teenagers money to stop causing trouble. "We wanted to prevent matters from escalating further," said the council yesterday. Some dozens of young Moroccans waylaid and robbed passers-by in December. They were 'bought off' by the municipality to keep them off the street around New Year's Eve. They received a combined 2,250 euros, shoved into an envelope... Gouda has confirmed that it paid the troublemakers. .. the money was handed over in cash...
  • We must support Geert Wilders in the Netherlands

    02/12/2010 10:39:24 PM PST · by Scudamour · 28 replies · 510+ views
  • Alert - Female suicide bombers may be heading here from Yemen

    01/22/2010 9:21:19 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 19 replies · 1,824+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwarts and Brian Ross
    Snips: At least six people on the no-fly list were denied boarding in a 48-hour period between Saturday and Monday this week, according to the officials. Two of the six were stopped at London's Heathrow Airport.M. On Saturday, an Egyptian man on the no-fly list was stopped from flying on American Airlines flight 113 from London to Miami. The next day, Sunday, a Saudi Arabian passenger was stopped from boarding United Airlines flight 929 to Chicago. Officials said the man was sent back to Saudi Arabia by the British. In two other overseas cases involving people on the no-fly list,...
  • Nigerians, others top list of asylum seekers (Terrorist in Netherlands)

    12/26/2009 12:58:19 AM PST · by bd476 · 4 replies · 908+ views
    NGRGuardian News ^ | Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Envoy decries illegal migration to Holland From Laolu Akande (New York) and Abiodun Fagbemi (Ilorin) POUNDED at home and desperate to keep hope alive, Nigerians are among the top nationalities fleeing their own country and seeking asylum in industrialized nations, according to the United Nations (UN). Meanwhile, the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to The Netherlands, Dr. Nimota Akanbi, has deplored illegal movement of many Nigerians into The Netherlands. Although Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia were three most affected countries, Nigeria was still grouped among the other "main countries of origin of asylum seekers" in mostly western nations as at the second...
  • Free Speech on Trial

    12/16/2009 2:34:57 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 335+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | December 16 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Free speech goes on trial in the Netherlands on January 20, when Dutch politician Geert Wilders appears before the Amsterdam District Court on charges of having “intentionally offended a group of people, i.e. Muslims, based on their religion,” as well as having incited to hatred and discrimination. What did Wilders do to warrant such charges? He told the truth about the global jihad and Islamic supremacism, and their roots in Islamic texts and teachings, in his film Fitna and elsewhere. But nowadays truth-telling is at such a premium that those who still dare to engage in it are threatened, harassed...

    12/09/2009 10:31:56 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,774+ views
    Paola Del Vecchio ^ | 2009-12-08 | Paola Del Vecchio
    The reported capturing of a Muslim women in Reus (Tarragona) and the issuing of a stoning sentence for adultery by religious fanatics are a gauge of a phenomenon that has already appeared in Holland and France, and which is now taking root in Catalonia: the creation of Islamic "moral brigades" by fundamentalists, who claim the role of judges and police officers imposing a strict observance of Sharia, or Islamic law. The theatre of the incursions of these Islamic "moral patrols" are the rural towns where the mosques are controlled by Salafists, a fundamentalist sect of Islam, with a substantial presence...
  • The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy

    11/30/2009 6:10:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,895+ views ^ | November 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    ClimateGate: Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication? In a statement released Saturday by the University of East Anglia, where the CRU is located, it was announced that all unit data, including data that had been denied climate skeptics, would soon be released to prove this is much ado about nothing. Unimpressed by the news is David Holland of Northampton, a grandfather with a background in electrical engineering, who is seeking prosecution of the CRU scientists involved in suppressing and even destroying...
  • Holland votes to put Iran's RGC on EU-terror list

    11/29/2009 6:01:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 407+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov 27, 2009
    A majority of the Netherlands parliament voted this past week to place Iran's elite military unit, the Revolutionary Guards, on the European Union (EU) terror list. The Dutch resolution appears to be the first European motion to target the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity. The resolution cited the IRGC's support for Hamas and Hizbullah as reasons to label the Guards as an unlawful organization fomenting terror. A second anti-terror resolution was also passed by the Dutch parliament. That motion urges the UN-affiliated International Maritime Organization (IMO) to bar Iran from "accession" to the IMO council because...
  • Muslim mother who hid terrorist manual in burka 'was willing to blow up herself and her children'

    11/02/2009 2:56:07 PM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 821+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 02 2009 | David Williams
    mother-of-six who today admitted hiding an explosives manual in her burka wrote a note suggesting she was willing to blow up herself and her children, a police source said. Houria Chahed Chentouf, 41, from Manchester, was sentenced to two years in prison for the terror-related offence but walked free from court after serving her time on remand. Officers found the chilling note written by Moroccan-born Chentouf at her home in Holland.