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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.
  • Laying the Netherlands to Sleep (a beacon of liberalism worldwide is rotting from the inside out)

    10/14/2009 3:20:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 2,354+ views
    ic ^ | October 14, 2009 | Joseph Meaney
      On my most recent visit to Amsterdam for the World Congress of Families (WCF), I was once again struck by the remarkable façade of peaceful, tolerant prosperity the Dutch maintain. Although its famous openness to lust and license is ever more apparent, Amsterdam's charm remains in its tidy homes, shops, museums, and beautiful (though empty) churches.   The simple fact, however, is that this beacon of liberalism worldwide is rotting from the inside out and must increasingly rely on deception to keep up appearances as a nation of tolerance, peace, and prosperity.   That was made nowhere more...
  • Market Garden (Michael Yon)(Great story & photos)

    10/13/2009 7:34:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 1,040+ views
    -excerpt- A world away from Afghanistan, over in Holland, was approaching the 65th anniversary of the allied liberation from Nazi occupation, and I had been invited to attend by James “Maggie” Megellas. Maggie, who had fought his way through Holland and is today remembered there as a hero, is said to be the most decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division. Now 92, Maggie has recently spent about two months tooling around the battlefields of Afghanistan, and though it would be an honor to finally meet him, there was the matter of extracting myself from Kandahar City...
  • Dutch to charge Arab group over Holocaust cartoon

    09/07/2009 2:30:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies · 756+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/2/09 | AP
    Dutch prosecutors said Wednesday they would charge an Arab-oriented cultural group under hate speech laws for publishing a cartoon that suggests that the death of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust is a fabrication. The public prosecutor's office in Utrecht in the Netherlands said the cartoon insults Jews as a group and is therefore an illegal form of discrimination. T Advertisement he chairman of the Dutch arm of the Arab European League says it published the cartoon on its website to highlight a double standard in freedom of speech rules in which anti-Muslim cartoons are permitted but anti-Jewish cartoons are...
  • Dutch delay 13-year-old sailor's worldwide trip

    08/28/2009 9:08:24 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 18 replies · 722+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 28, 2009 | MIKE CORDER
    UTRECHT, Netherlands – A Dutch court ordered authorities to take temporary guardianship of a 13-year-old girl on Friday, delaying her plan to sail solo around the world until psychologists can assess her capacity to undertake such a risky voyage.
  • Muslim party to take part in Dutch local elections

    08/03/2009 3:57:16 AM PDT · by bethybabes69 · 9 replies · 765+ views
    NRC Handelsblad ^ | 3rd Aug '09
    The Dutch Muslim Party (NMP) has announced it will take part in local elections in five municipalities next year. The Dutch Muslim Party (NMP) will take part in local elections in Amsterdam, Almere, Den Haag, Rotterdam and Noordoostpolder, its president Henny Kreeft announced today.
  • Dutch muggers caught on Google street view camera

    06/19/2009 6:03:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 992+ views
    Reuters ^ | Friday, June 19, 2009 | Harro ten Wolde
    Dutch twin brothers who mugged a teenager in the northern town of Groningen were arrested after being caught on camera by a car gathering images for Google's online photo map service, police said. The pair stole the 14-year-old boy's mobile phone and 165 euros ($230) in cash last September. "The picture was taken just a moment before the crime," a police spokesman said. In March, the victim recognised himself and the two robbers while surfing Google Maps, which has a "Street View" feature allowing users to see images of buildings. The images are usually taken by a camera mounted on...
  • Europe voters swing to Right, say pollsters

    06/04/2009 10:05:32 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 15 replies · 706+ views
    Times Online (U.K.) ^ | June 5, 2009 | David Charter
    The party of far-right anti-Muslim MP Geert Wilders, who was banned from entering Britain earlier this year for his xenophobic beliefs, has won its first four seats in the European Parliament, according to a Dutch exit poll last night. The result, which places the Freedom Party second in the Netherlands behind the ruling Christian Democrats and ahead of Labour, suggests that many continental voters will swing behind fringe anti-immigrant parties in the European poll. An exit poll for the Dutch national broadcaster NOS gave Mr Wilders’s party around 15 per cent of votes, with the ruling right-of-centre party on 20.3...
  • Right-wing Dutch MP (banned from Britain) set to be big winner in European elections

    06/05/2009 1:19:04 PM PDT · by BP2 · 41 replies · 2,673+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    A Dutch MP banned from Britain for his anti-Islamic views has won more than 15 per cent of the vote in Holland's European Parliament elections, exit polls have shown. Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party are to take four of the 25 Dutch seats in the European assembly as right-wing and fringe parties were set to gain all over Europe. The results are giving credence to the theory that the economic downturn, cynicism over the union's eastward expansion and worries about relations between Muslims and non-Muslims are fuelling a voter backlash against mainstream politicians. Wilders was barred from entering Britain...
  • Jihadis Discuss Plans to Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal

    05/27/2009 12:57:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 1,066+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | May 26, 2009 | Abdul Hameed Bakier
    Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 14 04:31 PM Age: 11 hrs By: Urged by a senior al-Qaeda ideologue to take over Pakistan, members of jihadi internet forums have begun to examine the possibility of controlling Pakistan’s nuclear weapons (, April 24). At the same time, jihadis continue to collect information on nuclear facilities around the globe, especially Israel’s nuclear projects, waiting for an opportunity to perpetrate successful terrorist attacks against these facilities after massive terrorist attacks using conventional weapons failed to give rise to the global supremacy of Islamic law (, April 22). On March 14, al-Fajr Media Center...
  • Somali pirates embrace capture as route to Europe

    05/20/2009 12:55:34 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies · 451+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 May 2009 | Bruno Waterfield
    Pirates captured after attacking a Dutch vessel have gone on trial in the liberal Netherlands and at least two of them have declared their intention to stay on as residents. Geert-Jan Knoops, an international criminal law attorney and professor at the Royal University of Utrecht, has suggested that the Dutch trial might encourage pirates to surrender just in order to seek a better life in Western countries. "These trials may trigger other pirates to let themselves be arrested on purpose," he told the Volkskrant newspaper. "The Dutch Justice department must be cautious. I cannot imagine the five alleged pirates would...
  • Somali pirates embrace capture as route to Europe

    05/20/2009 6:33:26 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 16 replies · 414+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 20, 2009 | Bruno Waterfield
    Somali pirates might be allowing themselves to be deliberately captured in order to take advantage of European asylum laws, Dutch legal experts have warned. Pirates captured after attacking a Dutch vessel have gone on trial in the liberal Netherlands and at least two of them have declared their intention to stay on as residents. Geert-Jan Knoops, an international criminal law attorney and professor at the Royal University of Utrecht, has suggested that the Dutch trial might encourage pirates to surrender just in order to seek a better life in Western countries. "These trials may trigger other pirates to let themselves...
  • Islam in Europe: In the Casbah of Rotterdam

    05/19/2009 5:22:02 PM PDT · by americanophile · 15 replies · 1,169+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | May 19, 2009 | Giulio Meotti
    In the middle of one square stands a mosque with Arabic writing outside. That used to be a church. ROME (Chiesa) - In Feyenoord, veiled women can be seen everywhere, darting like a flash through the streets of the neighborhood. They avoid any sort of contact, even eye contact, especially with men. Feyenoord is the size of a city, and there are seventy nationalities coexisting there. It is an area that lives on subsidies and residential construction, and it is here that it is most obvious that Holland – with all of its rules against discrimination and all of its...
  • Eurabia Has A Capital: Rotterdam

    05/19/2009 10:20:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 1,073+ views
    Express Online ^ | May 19, 2009 | Sandro Magister
    Here entire neighborhoods look like the Middle East, women walk around veiled, the mayor is a Muslim, sharia law is applied in the courts and the theaters. An extensive report from the most Islamized city in Europe. ROME, May 19, 2009 – One of the most indisputable results of Benedict XVI's trip to the Holy Land was the improvement in relations with Islam. The three days he spent in Jordan, and then, in Jerusalem, the visit to the Dome of the Mosque, spread an image among the Muslim general public – to an extent never before seen – of a...
  • The young are the most Calvinistic: Trouw

    04/29/2009 3:00:47 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 61 replies · 1,072+ views ^ | 29 April 2009
    Dutch people in their 20s are more likely to have a Calvinistic approach to life than any other age group, according to research by Trouw. Calvinism, named after the French religious reformer John Calvin, is associated with a sober, hardworking approach to life and stresses the rule of God in all things. Young people are more conservative than older people, they are more orthodox in their approach to religion and voted for the Calvinist CDA party at the last election, researcher Joke van Saane of Amsterdam's VU university told the paper. 'It is back to basics. Young people feel the...
  • Attorney general Van Hollen says open carry is legal

    04/24/2009 4:09:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 776+ views
    Lakeland Times ^ | 24 April, 2009 | Richard Moore
    Attorney general J.B. Van Hollen surprisingly reversed course Monday on the issue of openly carrying firearms in the state of Wisconsin, issuing a memorandum that the practice is legal and should not be automatically construed by police as disorderly conduct. Van Hollen laid out his opinion in an April 20 advisory memorandum to state district attorneys. Just last November, the attorney general's office had rebuffed a state legislator who had asked for an opinion after more police departments began making disorderly conduct arrests for open carry without any other behavior associated with the charge. At the time, Van Hollen's office...
  • Does Your Pastor Believe in God?

    03/31/2009 7:37:12 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies · 641+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | March 31, 2009 | Albert Mohler
    A news report from the Netherlands points to a form of theological insanity that is spreading far beyond the Dutch. Ecumenical News International reports that church authorities in the Netherlands have decided not to take action against a Dutch pastor who openly declares himself to be an atheist. The pastor, Klaas Hendrikse, serves a congregation of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. In 2007 he published a book described as a "manifesto of an atheist pastor." In the book Hendrikse argues for the non-existence of God, but he insists that does believe in God as a concept. As Ecumenical News...
  • Oil-rich Nigeria will become Islamic soon, warn Dutch MPs

    03/17/2009 6:35:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 508+ views ^ | March 16, 2009 | Adriana Stuijt
    Oil-rich Nigeria, population 140-million, now is very close to an all-out"Islamic takeover', warn two Dutch MPs. And this would have a massive impact: from Nigeria, Africa's islamisation would spread fast -- resulting in hundreds of millions of refugees. This would have a massive impact on the future of all of Africa and of the West, warn Dutch parliamentarians Geert Wilders and Martin Bosma of the Party for Freedom, writing in an editorial in the Dutch religious daily, the Reformatorisch Dagblad. Oil crucial in Sudan and Nigeria: Although the Dutch MPs didn't say this, a similar situation of course, also exists...
  • Latest poll: Anti-Islam party of Geert Wilders surges to become largest party of The Netherlands

    02/28/2009 5:27:28 PM PST · by dutchiepat · 54 replies · 2,981+ views
    00:58 01 March 2009 Freedom Party largest in survey De Hond The Party for the Freedom of Geert Wilders is according to a survey of Maurice de Hond the largest party if elections were held now. It is for the first time that in a survey the Freedom Party obtains most of the seats. According to De Hond Wilders' party would get 27 seats, one more than the conservative Christian-Democrats (CDA). The PvdA (Labor-Socialists) stands according to De Hond at 21; Liberal D66 is with 19 seats the fourth party. Since the Court of Justice ruled six weeks ago Wilders...
  • Netherlands grapples with euthanasia of babies (Obama-care Preview)

    02/20/2009 8:52:10 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 31 replies · 1,199+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/03/04 | Associated Press
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A hospital in the Netherlands — the first nation to permit euthanasia — recently proposed guidelines for mercy killings of terminally ill newborns, and then made a startling revelation: It has already begun carrying out such procedures, which include administering a lethal dose of sedatives. The announcement by the Groningen Academic Hospital came amid a growing discussion in Holland on whether to legalize euthanasia on people incapable of deciding for themselves whether they want to end their lives — a prospect viewed with horror by euthanasia opponents and as a natural evolution by advocates. In August, the...
  • Tom Trento Interviews Geert Wilders (Dutch Parliamentarian refused entry into UK)

    02/11/2009 12:21:41 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 5 replies · 462+ views
    You Tube ^ | January 20, 2009 | Tom Trento
    Geert Wilders, Dutch Parliamentarian has been refused entry into Great Britain because of his film on the threats of radical Islam. Tom Trento Interviews Geert Wilders
  • Britain capitulates to terror

    02/11/2009 10:19:11 AM PST · by vimto · 28 replies · 628+ views
    The Spectator UK ^ | 02/11/09 | Melanie Phillips
    If anyone had doubted the extent to which Britain has capitulated to Islamic terror, the banning of Geert Wilders a few hours ago should surely open their eyes. Wilders, the Dutch member of parliament who had made an uncompromising stand against the Koranic sources of Islamist extremism and violence, was due to give a screening of Fitna, his film on this subject, at the House of Lords on Thursday. This meeting had been postponed after Lord Ahmed had previously threatened the House of Lords authorities that he would bring a force of 10,000 Muslims to lay siege to the Lords...
  • Netherlands: Top 20 'No-go Areas' Made Public (the wonder called multiculturism)

    02/09/2009 1:30:22 PM PST · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 840+ views
    NIS News ^ | Februari 09 2009
    THE HAGUE, 10/02/09 - Kolenkit in Amsterdam is according to the government the number one 'problem district' in the Netherlands. The largest number of districts where people would rather not go are in Rotterdam. In 2007, the housing ministry selected 40 districts throughout the Netherlands to be transformed in the next eight years from 'problem districts' to 'dream districts.' The government did give the names of the districts but refused to disclose the ranking order of the Top 40. The Top 20 of this list has now been obtained by RTL Nieuws and been published by this TV programme. There...
  • Europe placates foes of freedom

    01/31/2009 5:46:27 AM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 449+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-01-31 | Salim Mansur
    Europe, or a significant segment of Europe, unfailingly discloses its frequent willingness to appease totalitarian foes of freedom. In modern times Europe gladly has served as a cradle of fascism on the right, communism on the left and in between all sorts of variations of the two, joined at the hip with a common blood-soaked bigotry directed at Jews. Since 9/11, and despite Muslim terrorists striking on European soil, that segment of Europe ready to appease any totalitarian assault on freedom has contorted itself to accommodate the Islamist agenda. The latest evidence of this is the Amsterdam Court of Appeal's...
  • Outrage: Dutch court to prosecute Wilders for Fitna

    01/21/2009 6:57:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,910+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Note: Video included. January 21, 2009 For hate speech -- after declining to do so last year, which means that Islamic supremacist groups in the Netherlands have kept up the pressure on lawmakers until they got the outcome they wanted. Hate speech, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and hate speech laws are tools in the hands of the powerful that they can use to silence the powerless and crush dissent. And make no mistake: even though the Muslims in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West present themselves as embattled victims of racism and "Islamophobia," that...
  • Canal ice helps Dutch rediscover national identity

    01/16/2009 9:43:35 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies · 685+ views
    IHT ^ | 1/16/09 | John Tagliabue
    NIEUWERKERK AAN DEN IJSSEL, Netherlands: For the first time in 12 years, the Netherlands' canals froze this month, bringing the Dutch, who like their tulips in neat rows, a heady mix of pandemonium and euphoria. Hundreds of thousands of skaters, their cheeks as red as apples in the freezing temperatures, took to the ice, and hospital wards were filled with dozens of people with fractured arms, sprained ankles and broken legs. Train engineers were ordered to go slowly to avoid hitting skaters who clambered across railway tracks to get from one frozen canal to another. Even the minister of defense,...
  • Rotterdam's Muslim mayor sworn in

    01/06/2009 10:52:01 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 667+ views ^ | January 5, 2009 | DPA
    Amsterdam - Moroccan-Dutch politician Ahmed Aboutaleb was sworn in on Monday as mayor of Rotterdam, the second largest city of the Netherlands. The 47-year-old Labour politician is the first mayor of a Dutch city to be born and raised outside the Netherlands. He is also the first Muslim to become a mayor in the Netherlands. Some 45 per cent of Rotterdam's half a million citizens were born outside the Netherlands or have foreign-born parents. The city suffers from a broad range of socio-economic problems. Crime involving the migrant community is an ongoing issue that causes tension with Dutch-born citizens. Speaking...
  • Holland scrapping liberal policies on drugs and brothels to clean up image

    12/15/2008 7:25:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 919+ views ^ | December 15, 2008 | Our Foreign Staff
    New restrictions on marijuana selling cafés, a ban on the sale of magic mushrooms and plans to clean up Amsterdam's red light district have been announced across Holland. "The nation's ideals are being tested by the reality they brought," said sociologist Dick Houtman of Rotterdam's Erasmus University. "The Netherlands went further in allowing all sorts of liberties than many other countries. The test is severe. There is a feeling that our tolerance is the principal cause of many of the problems we experience now. The debate is about where liberty and tolerance should end and where order should begin." A...
  • Amsterdam, Holland: Prostitutes plan to fight back

    12/09/2008 6:25:23 PM PST · by indianbob · 3 replies · 361+ views
    All News Web ^ | 9-12-2008 | masha Dimitriov
    Amsterdam is planning to cut the number of brothels within its famous red light district by half, as well as close many of the city’s cannabis coffee shops in an effort to clean up its image, and it should come as no surprise that not everyone is happy
  • Christmas hijacked with 'gay' Nativity

    12/09/2008 9:22:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 769+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    A "gay" Dutch group has plans to hijack a traditionally Christian holiday by hosting its own "Pink Christmas" festival – complete with church services and a homosexual Nativity featuring two Josephs and two Marys.
  • Is Trans-Texas Corridor dead or only undead?

    11/01/2008 7:19:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 573+ views
    The Temple Daily Telegram ^ | October 31, 2008 | Fred Afflerbach
    Put a fork in it. That’s what two Texas politicians recently said about the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor. “Everybody in Austin knows it’s dead. Everybody across the state knows it’s dead. It’s just something to be talking about,” House Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland, said at a debate in Midland on Oct. 19, according to a published report. But folks fighting the corridor here in Central Texas call it election season bluster. “Yes, they are still planning to do it,” said Mae Smith, Holland mayor. “That’s nothing but political talk. I don’t believe anything Mr. Craddick says, or any politician says prior...