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  • Belgian Authorities Prevent Terrorist Attack in European Commission Headquarters: Reports

    09/21/2014 5:05:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 21 September 2014 | N/A
    MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) – Belgian authorities have detained two people, who planned a terrorist attack in European Commission Headquarters in Brussels, Agence France-Presse has reported citing the local media. According to Belgian daily L'Echo, the country’s authorities have been conducting a number of preventive operations in recent months against the extremism in the region and have arrested several people suspected of links with jihadists. A source told L'Echo that about 400 Belgian citizens are involved in the Syrian conflict fighting on the side of the extremists, and approximately 90 people have returned home. The Dutch NOS Media Company...
  • Obama/Dutch PM in Press Conference in the Hague, the Netherlands

    03/25/2014 8:40:00 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Press Conference
    Live feed.
  • What Really Happened to Michael Rockefeller

    02/23/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | March 2014 | Carl Hoffmann
    A journey to the heart of New Guinea’s Asmat tribal homeland sheds new light on the mystery of the heir’s disappearance there in 1961 smat is, in its way, a perfect place. Everything you could possibly need is here. It’s teeming with shrimp and crabs and fish and clams. In the jungle there are wild pig, the furry, opossumlike cuscus, and the ostrichlike cassowary. And sago palm, whose pith can be pounded into a white starch and which hosts the larvae of the Capricorn beetle, both key sources of nutrition. The rivers are navigable highways. Crocodiles 15 feet long prowl...
  • Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold

    09/24/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 20 Sept 2013 | Björn Hengst and Benjamin Dürr
    After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score. Three attempts have been made in recent weeks to find buried Nazi treasure in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, close to the Austrian border. Even though the holes in the ground have since been filled, the traces left by drills and blue markings are still visible below a thin layer of autumn leaves. Authorities granted permission for...
  • Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement

    08/02/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    ......................Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.” This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.” One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in...
  • Flinders finds clues to early Dutch postal system

    05/19/2012 3:40:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | May 17, 2012 | Flinders University
    Ancient maritime inscriptions dating back to the early 1600s have been found on the coast of Madagascar by Flinders University researchers. The team of researchers, including Flinders archaeology research associate Mark Polzer and Jane Fyfe, a PhD candidate and rock art specialist from the University of Western Australia, discovered the messages carved into rock outcrops and boulders on an island in the Bay of Antongil, on the northeast corner of Madagascar. While some of the inscriptions were originally found in the 1920s, researchers have always believed there were no more than a dozen "postal stones". Dr. van Duivenvoorde said the...
  • Santorum more right than wrong about Dutch euthanasia

    02/21/2012 5:30:07 PM PST · by writer33 · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/12 | Wesley Smith
    The Dutch like their euthanasia — but sure are sensitive when a prominent person describes the horrors that medicalized killing has unleashed. Latest example: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum criticized Dutch euthanasia in an interview with James Dobson, stating in part: Ten percent of all deaths, and half of those people are euthanized involuntarily, because they are old or sick. And so elderly people in the Netherlands don’t go into a hospital. They go to another country. The Dutch media pounced, mocking Santorum for charging their doctors with “murdering” the elderly on “a grand scale.” Alas, he asked for it...
  • WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism

    04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 283+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the...
  • Tilburg professor faked data in at least 30 academic publications

    11/01/2011 7:00:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 42 replies
    Dutch News ^ | 10-31-11
    Tilburg and Groningen universities are to take legal action against one of their professors after an investigation showed he had faked research data in at least 30 scientific papers. The fraud is ‘considerable and shocking’, the committee set up to look into Diederik Stapel’s academic publications said in an initial report into the scandal on Monday. Stapel, who was a professor of social and behavioural sciences at Tilburg, was suspended last month after doubts emerged about research that concluded eating meat makes people anti-social and selfish. 2004 The investigation shows at least 30 academic papers submitted to respected scientific journals...
  • BINARY EXPLOSIVES: FROM DISCUSSION TO IMPLEMENTATION

    12/26/2009 2:37:05 PM PST · by Cindy · 265 replies · 7,929+ views
    INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | December 26, 2009 | Aaron Weisburd
    SNIPPET: "Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:" SNIPPET: "Implementation: On Christmas Day, 2009, Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab boards a flight in Amsterdam, bound for Detroit, and on final descent he attempts to set off what was most likely a binary explosive. Thank goodness he either screwed up or had bad instructions, because the chemicals he was working with were evidently quite good."
  • Dutch cops raid large marijuana nursery

    08/14/2011 6:24:15 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Expatica The Netherlands ^ | 15 August, 2011 | Expatica
    Dutch police arrested 10 people after discovering a large marijuana nursery in the country's western tulip-growing region, a statement said Saturday. "Police have arrested 10 people, seven women and three men of Bulgarian and Turkish nationality after raiding a large marijuana nursery around 10:30 am (0830 GMT)," police said in an online statement. During the raid, in the small town of Roelofarendsveen, between 10,000 to 15,000 marijuana plants and 150,000 plant cuttings were retrieved, it added. It said the nursery was discovered at the back of some greenhouses in the town, situated in South Holland province's prime tulip-producing area, about...
  • Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands"

    06/01/2011 9:01:57 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1 June 2011 | Geert Wilders
    Geert Wilders: "I am risking my life in defence of freedom in the Netherlands" Final remarks of Geert Wilders at his trial in Amsterdam, June 1st, 2011 Mister President, members of the Court, I am here because of what I have said. I am here for having spoken. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak. Many have kept silent, but not Pim Fortuyn, not Theo Van Gogh, and not I. I am obliged to speak. For the Netherlands is under threat of Islam. As I have argued many times, Islam is chiefly an ideology. An ideology...
  • The EU at a glance

    04/16/2011 5:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Europa ^ | this it timeless | some committee of moonbats
    Did you know that the EU has ensured that there has been no war between its members for last 60 years?
  • Marcellus Shale gas may head overseas

    04/11/2011 9:58:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 18 replies
    AP via Fuel Fix ^ | April 11, 2011 | ANDREW CONTE
    Drilling companies rapidly expanding their U.S. operations in places such as Pennsylvania’s vast Marcellus Shale formation repeatedly tout they are providing American jobs and securing the nation’s energy future. Yet, a Tribune-Review examination found foreign companies are buying significant shares of these drilling projects and making plans for facilities to liquify and ship more of that natural gas overseas. A leading player in the natural gas grab is China, whose thirst for energy to fuel its industrial explosion is growing rapidly. Others include the governments of South Korea and India, and companies in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan and...
  • Gunman kills six in Netherlands shopping centre

    04/09/2011 2:04:09 PM PDT · by darkside321 · 12 replies
    A gunman in the Netherlands has killed six people and wounded 10 before taking his own life, officials say. The killings took place at a busy shopping centre in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn, about 25km (15 miles) south-west of Amsterdam. The mayor of the town said the man opened fire with an automatic weapon and then shot himself. The gunman came from the town, was known to police and "almost certainly operated alone", said a prosecutor. Panic Mayor Bas Eenhoorn called the incident "unprecedented" for the town of about 70,000 people. He said four of the injured...
  • 6 killed, 11 wounded in Dutch mall shooting

    04/09/2011 7:02:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies
    ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, Netherlands – A gunman opened fire with an automatic weapon at a crowded shopping mall outside Amsterdam on Saturday, leaving at least six people dead and wounding 11 others, Dutch officials said.
  • 'Several' dead in Dutch shopping centre shooting (Automatic weapon?)

    04/09/2011 5:51:56 AM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | April 9, 2011 | Unknown
    THE HAGUE (AFP) – A shooting in a shopping mall in the western Netherlands Saturday left "several" people dead and a number wounded, local authorities said. Witnesses quoted by Dutch radio said a man had opened fire on shoppers with an automatic weapon in Alphen aan den Rijn, causing mass panic, before killing himself.
  • Researcher detained at U.S. border, questioned about Wikileaks

    08/01/2010 8:36:48 PM PDT · by thecodont · 6 replies · 2+ views
    CNET / Cnet.com ^ | July 31, 2010 4:16 PM PDT | By Elinor Mills
    LAS VEGAS -- A security researcher involved with the Wikileaks Web site was detained by U.S. agents at the border for three hours and questioned about the controversial whistleblower project as he entered the country on Thursday to attend a hacker conference, sources said on Saturday. He was also approached by two FBI agents at the Defcon conference after his presentation on Saturday afternoon about the Tor Project. Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based programmer for the online privacy protection project called Tor, arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport from Holland flight Thursday morning when he was pulled aside by customs...
  • JSF in Crosshairs of Dutch Defense Review

    12/02/2010 9:50:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Aviation Week and Space Review ^ | 12/3/2010 | Robert Wall
    Clarity on how many Joint Strike Fighters the Netherlands will buy should emerge in the spring. Dutch defense minister Hans Hillen says the F-16 replacement program -- effectively the purchase of F-35s -- will be part of the larger review of force structure in light of planned reductions in defense spending. For Lockheed Martin the situation going into the review is not ideal. The Dutch are starting to come to grips with the cost implications to them of the big cost increases the core Joint Strike Fighter program is suffering. The latest assessment by the Dutch defense minister is that...
  • Democracy on Trial: Geert Wilders Goes To Court (criminal charges for insulting Islam)

    10/03/2010 9:03:38 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | Oct 3, 2010 | Abigail R. Esman
    It may well become the trial of the century: this week, Dutch MP [Member of Parliament] Geert Wilders stands before the judge on charges of “sowing hate” through his speeches and writings about Islam. ... For Wilders, however, its timing could not come at a more strategic moment. As the founder and leader of Holland’s far-right Freedom Party (PVV), Wilders is not only Holland’s most controversial politician, but also its most-favored, ranking higher in the polls now than it did after a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections this past June. Moreover, just last week, after months of debate, the Dutch...
  • Pair held after odd items turn up in luggage (WaPo won't print muslim terror suspects' names)

    08/30/2010 7:56:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/30/10 | Peter Finn
    Dutch police have detained two men who flew from Chicago to Amsterdam on Sunday night after U.S. screeners found suspicious-looking items in their checked luggage before they departed, U.S law enforcement officials said.
  • Private Enterprise Does It Better

    08/04/2010 6:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2010 | John Stossel
    Click here to find out more! In "Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity," I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better. Why? Because if private companies don't do things efficiently, they lose money and die. Unlike government, they cannot compel payment through the power to tax. Even when a private company operates a public facility under contract to government, it must perform. If it doesn't, it will be "fired" -- its contract won't be renewed. Government is never fired. Contracting...
  • Nigeria: Police Arrest Suspected Terrorist At Abuja Airport...

    03/01/2010 10:23:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 430+ views
    ALL AFRICA.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Maxwell Oditta And Abel Orukpe
    Daily Independent (Lagos) "Nigeria: Police Arrest Suspected Terrorist At Abuja Airport - Probe Al-Jazeera Report On Extra-Judicial Killings" Maxwell Oditta And Abel Orukpe 26 February 2010 SNIPPET: "Lagos — Barely two months after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian was arrested by U.S. authorities for attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan, with 289 passengers on December 25, 2009, the Police at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, has arrested a 36-year-old suspected terrorist Ahmed Ibrahim Muhammad from Eritrea. A highly dependable source in the Abuja airport told our correspondent...
  • Dutch Government 'Collapses' In Row Over Afghanistan

    02/19/2010 7:46:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies · 3,487+ views
    BBCNews ^ | February 19, 2010
    Dutch Government 'Collapses' In Row Over Afghanistan The Dutch government has collapsed over disagreements within the governing coalition on extending troop deployments in Afghanistan, media say. The reports came following extensive talks between the coalition partners. Christian Democratic Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende is considering a Nato request to extend the Dutch mission in Afghanistan beyond 2010. However, the Labour party, a member of the centre-left coalition, has opposed the extension.
  • The absurd trial of Geert Wilders

    02/19/2010 7:38:23 PM PST · by JLS · 28 replies · 763+ views
    Macleans.ca ^ | 18 February 2010 | Mark Steyn
    The Dutch state is prosecuting the platform of the country’s most popular opposition party At a certain level, the trial of Geert Wilders for the crime of “group insult” of Islam is déjà vu all over again. For as the spokesperson for the Openbaar Ministerie put it, “It is irrelevant whether Wilders’s witnesses might prove Wilders’s observations to be correct. What’s relevant is that his observations are illegal.”
  • Secretary Napolitano Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2a and H-2b...

    01/22/2010 2:28:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 852+ views
    DHS.gov - News ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Contact info deleted by me. # Note: The following text is a quote: Secretary Napolitano Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2a and H-2b Nonimmigrant Visa Programs Release Date: January 22, 2010 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano this week designated 11 new countries as eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs, which allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary or seasonal jobs for which U.S. workers are not available. The 11 newly designated countries—Croatia, Ecuador, Ethiopia,...
  • Iranian banks urged to move money

    06/09/2008 9:37:21 AM PDT · by mojito · 1 replies · 136+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/9/2008 | Unattributed
    The UK-based Daily Telegraph has reported that Iranian assets are being funneled back to Teheran using financial intermediaries in Dubai. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly authorized the transfers as fears rise that Iranian financial institutions may come under European Union sanctions. The Iranian media has reported that the move caused tension between the president and the governor of Iran's central bank, Tahmaseb Mazaheri, and that Mazaheri may resign as a result. Mazaheri took over the leadership of the central bank in 2007, as he replaced outgoing governor Ibrahim Sheibani who resigned due to Ahmadinejad's moves to influence the central bank's...
  • European elections: extremist and fringe parties are the big winner(Ancient Regime dying)

    06/07/2009 10:12:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1,510+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 06/08/09 | David Charter and Rory Watson
    European elections: extremist and fringe parties are the big winners Millions of voters deserted mainstream parties in the wake of the economic crisis David Charter and Rory Watson in Brussels Extremist and fringe parties were the beneficiaries as voters across Europe deserted mainstream parties or stayed at home in protest at the state of their economies. The Centre Left was set to be the big loser across the 27 European Union countries with the Centre Right consolidating its position as the largest group in the Parliament. Anti-immigrant parties gained MEPs in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia. Governing...
  • Bronze Age man inhabited water-logged north

    05/25/2009 2:10:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 406+ views
    Radio Netherlands [RNW Translation (mw)] ^ | May 13, 2009 | by Robert Chesal
    New Bronze Age findsSkeletal remains of a young man, dogs' skulls and pottery. Archaeologists have found 3,000-year-old remains near Enkhuizen, a long-established city to the north of Amsterdam, in a dig that has been going on since January. Until now, experts thought no one could have lived in the area during the Bronze Age because it was too water-logged. They have now been proved wrong.Water managementAround 1,000 BC, water-logged land was a major problem for human settlements in this region in the north of the Netherlands. However, even at this early date, people were taking measures to deal with the...
  • Questions Remain Unexplored About Farris Hassan's Excellent Iraqi Adventure

    01/23/2006 12:55:29 PM PST · by Renfield · 8 replies · 1,025+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 1-21-06 | Tom Blumer
    Sometimes a story just doesn't seem to be "all there." Cinnamon Stillwell suspected as much in a NewsBusters item on January 10: Call me overly suspicious, but the story of 16-year-old Farris Hassan traveling to Iraq on a whim strikes me as unbelievable. Hassan's interview with Rita Cosby of MSNBC, a Florida newspaper columnist's skepticism, and a January 18 posting by the Northeast Intelligence Network (NIN), which describes itself as "a small contingent of experienced investigators ..... founded by veteran private investigator Douglas J. Hagmann," all appear to confirm Stillwell's suspicions. What is known of Farris Hassan's saga at this...
  • Prayers and protests against cartoon continue

    03/16/2008 1:38:13 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies · 542+ views
    www.icenews.is ^ | 03152008 | Luna Finnsson
    A prayer leader in Tehran last week urged all Islamic countries to sever their ties with Denmark and with all “those who desecrate Prophet Muhammad.” According to a report in the Tehran Times, Ayatollah Khatami of the Assembly of Experts believes that the Danish cartoons depicting the religious figure are insulting and part of a plot to stop the spread of Islam in the world. “In Denmark, where the cartoons were published, the Quran became the best seller book, therefore they should know such actions will not serve their purpose,” Ayatollah Khatami told worshippers. Last month, newspapers in Denmark reprinted...
  • Dutch Islam film 'nearly ready'

    02/28/2008 4:50:35 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 25 replies · 154+ views
    http://news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 02282008 | http://news.bbc.co.uk
    Dutch Islam film 'nearly ready' Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has said that this week he will finish a film about Islam which has already triggered Muslim outrage. Mr Wilders said he was determined to release the film despite government warnings that this would damage Dutch political and economic interests. Mr Wilders says the film is about the Koran, without giving details. In the past, he has called for the Koran to be banned and likened it to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.
  • BACKSTORY Billionaire George Soros says he didn't have insider knowledge in Societe Generale case

    01/09/2004 12:02:56 PM PST · by Liz · 40 replies · 911+ views
    AP Worldstream | 11/08/2002 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU
    BACKSTORY 11-08-2002 Dateline: PARIS American billionaire investor George Soros, on trial in a 14-year-old insider trading case, told a court Friday that he didn't have privileged information when he bought shares in French bank Societe Generale. Soros and two other businessmen are on trial at the Paris Criminal Court, accused of benefiting from insider knowledge when they bought the bank's stock in 1988 before a failed takeover that pushed up the price. "I have been in business all my life and I think I know what is insider trading and what isn't," said the president of Soros Fund Management, in...
  • Nine days in Slotervaart Immigrant youths turn to violence in Amsterdam

    10/20/2007 3:32:41 PM PDT · by Baladas · 35 replies · 500+ views
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 19-10-2007 | Georg Schreuder Hes
    It has been an unusually violent week for Amsterdam's western Slotervaart district. Cars were torched and youths clashed with police on several consecutive nights after a 22-year-old ethnic Moroccan was shot dead at a police station. He was killed by a policewoman he had just stabbed a number of times. The riots that followed reminded Amsterdam's Chief Commissioner Bernard Welten of a major nightmare for Western European cities: violence on a Parisian scale. Every major town in the Netherlands has its share of so-called problem youths, the type of violent adolescents who gang up to terrorise the neighbourhood. Many of...
  • Insurance Company Commercial featuring Bill Clinton (Freeper must-see)

    08/08/2007 3:00:59 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 1,199+ views
    YouTube
    Funny commercial from an insurance company in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), featuring Bill Clinton. E5vPDJY1xPE
  • Iraqi arrested at Twin Cities airport indicted (Ali Mohammed Abboud Almosaleh Update)

    07/29/2004 1:36:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies · 1,001+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 7/29/04 | David Chanen
    An Iraqi man arrested this month at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for immigration law violations was charged Wednesday with lying to authorities about his travels outside the United States and about anti-American material he was carrying. When Ali Mohammed Abboud Almosaleh, 40, arrived at the airport on a flight from Amsterdam July 7, he told customs officers he had been out of the country for one month and had traveled to Syria, court documents said. But he actually had been gone for five months and had visited Iraq. He told officers that his digital video discs with images of...
  • Police gaffe makes Muslims pray in wrong direction

    04/14/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 1,844+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2007
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch police station trying to help Muslim detainees face Mecca for their prayers painted arrows in cells pointing in the wrong direction...
  • The Secret Life of Mohammed Bouyeri

    07/28/2005 6:13:31 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 11 replies · 886+ views
    FrontPage Magezine ^ | 7/28/2005 | P.J. Costello
    Earlier this week, on Tuesday July 26, 2005, a Dutch court sentenced Mohammed Bouyeri, the killer of Dutch film producer Theo Van Gogh, to life in prison. Following Bouyeri's confession of his gruesome killing of van Gogh, shocking details about the lives of Bouyeri and his friends began to emerge. They afford a telling glimpse into the secret world of Dutch Islamists who used fundamentalism as a veil to mask their sexual perversions. Bouyeri’s parents were first-generation immigrants. He completed secondary school in Amsterdam, then attended college for five years, but quit before receiving a degree. Shortly after the death of his mother, he turned to Islamic...
  • Dutch terror suspect's farewell video

    10/19/2005 10:04:57 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Sky News ^ | October 18 2005
    A terror suspect picked up in raids in the Netherlands had prepared a farewell video, according to Dutch prosecutors. Samir Azzouz was one of seven suspects arrested by police during a national anti-terror sweep last Friday. A video cassette showing the 19-year-old was found during the operation. Prosecutors said the tape shows Azzouz - a Dutchman of Moroccan descent - saying goodbye to his family and speaking of a 'deed'. It appeared to be modelled on video messages left behind by suicide bombers in the Palestinian territories and Iraq. Police believe the arrests thwarted an impending attack on politicians or...
  • Dutch police say daughter of chemical magnate taken

    09/14/2005 2:27:46 AM PDT · by happinesswithoutpeace · 4 replies · 500+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 13, 2005 | ARTHUR MAX
    AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - Armed men broke into an upscale Amsterdam home and kidnapped the daughter of a millionaire whose fortune came from selling chemicals, including to Iraq in the 1980s, police said Tuesday. Her children were left unharmed. Police said the gunmen stormed into the home of Claudia Melchers, 37, late Monday and took her away. They said they were treating it as a kidnapping. Melchers, who runs a catering company, is the daughter of Hans Melchers, who owns Melchemie Holland, which supplied chemicals to Iraq in the 1980s. It was unclear whether the kidnapping was related to the company's...
  • 12 ARRESTED IN US PLANE TURN BACK: DUTCH AGENCY

    08/23/2006 9:47:09 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 333 replies · 20,803+ views
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested 12 passengers on a U.S. Northwest Airlines plane bound for India which was forced to turn back to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, news agency ANP reported. ANP quoted a police spokesman as saying 12 were arrested, but declined to give further details due to the ongoing investigation. Police officials were not immediately available to comment. The Dutch Defense Ministry said earlier the pilot decided to turn back after the crew said several of the 149 passengers on flight 42 to Mumbai were behaving suspiciously. Security has been increased at airports worldwide in the...
  • Demise of multiculturalism can help root out terrorism

    06/28/2006 9:15:10 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 17 replies · 845+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 28, 2006 | Jonathan Gurwitz
    Demise of multiculturalism can help root out terrorism Jonathan Alter - For the Journal-Constitution Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Multiculturalism, rest in peace. There may have been no obituary for the notion that every group and every belief in a multiethnic society is deserving of mutual respect and tolerance. But thanks to jihadism, multiculturalism and moral relativism --- its necessary counterpart --- are now 6 feet under. Signs of multiculturalism's demise first began to appear in Holland, a nation that officially embraced its precepts in 1983. In theory, the Minderhedennota, or minorities policy, extended the Dutch tradition of tolerance to a...
  • We should fear Holland’s silence

    02/27/2006 9:12:41 AM PST · by mal · 19 replies · 1,292+ views
    Would you write the name you’d like to use here, and your real name there?” asked the girl at reception. I had just been driven to a hotel in the Hague. An hour earlier I’d been greeted at Amsterdam airport by a man holding a sign with a pre-agreed cipher. I hadn’t known where I would be staying, or where I would be speaking. The secrecy was necessary: I had come to Holland to talk about Islam. Last weekend, four years after his murder, Pim Fortuyn’s political party, Lijst Pim Fortuyn, held a conference in his memory on Islam and...
  • Australia's terror web gets bigger

    09/04/2003 10:17:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 742+ views
    The Australian ^ | September 05 2003
    A SYDNEY man allegedly telephoned the suspected leader of al-Qa'ida in Spain – Abu Dahdah – seeking help to move a "brother" and his family throughout Europe. The allegation about former Qantas baggage handler Bilal Khazal – made in documents tendered in Mr Dahdah's terrorism trial – contradicts claims by him that he had never spoken to the alleged terror chief, or even knew who he was. As more details of a network of alleged terror supporters in Australia emerged yesterday, it has been claimed a second Australian named in the Spanish court documents, Melbourne cleric Sheikh Mohammed Omran, was...
  • Al Qaeda 'financed from Eindhoven'

    04/23/2003 3:26:32 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 696+ views
    expatica
    Al Qaeda 'financed from Eindhoven' 23 April 2003 AMSTERDAM — A director of the Islamic foundation Al Waqf al Islami in Eindhoven, Ahmad Al Hussaini, is included in a list of 20 Saudi Arabian business leaders alleged to have provided financial support to the Al Qaeda terror network. A prominent Al Qaeda member drew up the list, according to US firm JCB Consulting, which is investigating the financing of Osama bin Laden's network on behalf of 600 families of the September 11 terrorist attack victims. JCB spokesman Damien Martinez told Dutch current affairs television programme Nova on Tuesday night...
  • Dutch unveil the toughest face in Europe with a ban on the burka

    10/13/2005 9:10:25 AM PDT · by Gator61 · 41 replies · 1,363+ views
    The Times on Line ^ | October 13, 2005 | Anthony Browne
    The 'time of cosy tea-drinking' with Muslims is over, says the minister who would ban the burka (ROBERT VOS/EPA) THE Netherlands is likely to become the first country in Europe to ban the burka, under government proposals that would bring in some of the toughest curbs on Muslim clothing in the world. The country’s hardline Integration Minister, Rita Verdonk, known as the Iron Lady for her series of tough anti-immigration measures, told Parliament that she was going to investigate where and when the burka should be banned. The burka, traditional clothing in some Islamic societies, covers a woman’s face and...
  • Canadian Relief Arrives in Pensacola

    09/13/2005 4:11:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 331+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | sep 13, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (AW) Russell C. Tafuri
    NAVAL AIR STATION PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Three Canadian ships carrying approximately 1,000 Canadian military personnel and pallets of supplies and heavy equipment arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola Sept. 12. The Canadian ships’ arrival came after an adventurous transit from Canada, around a hurricane in the north Atlantic, to the tip of Florida’s southern coast and then north to Pensacola. Canada joins five other countries, including Mexico, the Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, in ongoing support of relief efforts to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. The ship’s weeklong journey to assist began long before the...
  • Life worse than death for a terrorist

    08/01/2005 7:33:41 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 22 replies · 1,533+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | August 1, 2005 | Abigail R. Esman
    By Abigail R. Esman World Defense Review columnist Mohammed Bouyeri begged his government for death. Instead, they did something worse: They gave him life. Bouyeri, 27, is the Dutch-born Moroccan Muslim radical who slaughtered filmmaker and columnist Theo van Gogh on the streets of Amsterdam last November 2, shooting him multiple times before slashing his throat with a machete and stabbing a five-page letter into his gut. Afterwards, shocked bystanders watched in horror and amazement as Bouyeri calmly walked away, as one eyewitness described it, "as if he were just out walking his dog." That, of course, had been the...
  • WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming conspiracy nut tour (my title)

    07/18/2005 9:36:52 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 4 replies · 487+ views
    Arctic Beacon.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Greg Szymanski
    WTC Maintenance Worker Announces Plans For Upcoming National 9/11 Truth Speaking Tour While Appearing As Guest On St. Louis Drive-Time Morning Radio Show Wiliam Rodriguez, a man on a mission in memory of 200 friends lost at the WTC, is taking his story directly to the people as he looks for way to by-pass media and government censorship over his 9/11 story that blows the official account of how the towers collapsed "sky high." July 15, 2005 By Greg Szymanski Four long years have passed since 9/11and government officials and media heads are still throwing under the rug eye-witness testimony...
  • Documentary shows Cuba's Castro as young rebel

    05/31/2005 9:04:12 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 459+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/05 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA (Reuters) - How did a well-to-do country boy with a conservative education called Fidel Castro turn into a fearless rebel and enduring leader of one of the world's last Marxist states? For Finnish documentary-maker Folke West, granted rare access to early Cuban state archives, the answer lies in Castro's formative years, long before he became a Communist. His 2-hour, 50-minute "Young Fidel" traces the Cuban president's life from his father's ranch through Jesuit schools and volatile university politics to a nearly suicidal raid on Cuba's second largest military garrison, prison and finally exile in 1955. "Most biographies jump most...