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  • Journalist Peter R de Vries ‘injured in shooting in Amsterdam’ (journalist from Natalee Holloway case)

    07/06/2021 2:14:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Dutch News ^ | July 06 2021
    The victim of a gun attack in Amsterdam city centre on Tuesday evening has been named by Dutch media as crime journalist Peter R. de Vries. Police confirmed the shooting happened on the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat, which runs parallel to Prinsengracht, at 7.45pm, but did not name the victim. The Parool newspaper and shock blog GeenStijl both said within half an hour that the victim was 64-year-old De Vries, who made his name in the early 1980s writing about Amsterdam’s underworld and the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken. De Vries later fell out with crime boss Willem Holleeder after he collaborated on...
  • Deputies: Woman Arrested For Using Kids To Steal Trump Campaign Signs

    09/30/2020 11:09:21 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 40 replies
    WGY News Radio ^ | 9/30/2020 | Staff
    45-year-old Deana Algarin drove a group of six young people around to swipe signs supporting President Trump. The thefts happened in Amsterdam, Glen and Glenville and when Algarin was pulled over by police, the signs were in her vehicle. She's now facing several charges including child endangerment and having stolen property
  • Jews Transcending Adversity

    08/10/2020 6:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | August 10, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    “See you tomorrow, promise to be a good boy,” were the last words addressed in 1942 to a six-year-old by his mother when she dropped him off at his kindergarten in Amsterdam. She was arrested a few hours later by the SS, deported together with her husband, sent by train to concentration camps, and murdered in Auschwitz. She was one of the 107,000 Jews who were victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands in which the head of the occupying regime, Austrian Nazi Arthur Seyss-Inquart, instituted a reign of terror. Civilians were subjected to forced labor in Germany as well...
  • No Mask, No Social Distancing: Left-Wing Amsterdam Mayor Under Fire over George Floyd Protest

    06/02/2020 12:43:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 02 2020 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Green Party mayor Femke Halsema, who was photographed at a protest without a mask, has been accused of “spitting on” residents over her handling of the mass demonstration. A protest march in Amsterdam took place on Monday, with residents coming out in sympathy with Black Lives Matter protests in the United States and organisers saying they also wanted to bring attention to racism in Europe, as well. Among the thousands who turned out was the hard-left Green Party mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema, who mingled with the tightly-pressed crowds and was photographed without a mask covering her face.
  • Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

    06/02/2020 11:33:35 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 6/1/2020 | AFP
    The Hague (AFP) - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in both Amsterdam and Dublin carried signs saying "Black Lives Matter", referring to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The protests that have roiled US cities for six nights have now spread around the world, with rallies as far afield as London and New Zealand. Around 3,000 protesters packed Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam, standing close together despite coronavirus social distancing...
  • 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 ^ | 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 · 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.