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Netherlands

2017

20

Nov

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Dutch mayor stops anti-Piet and anti-racist rally

Mayor Marga Waanders of Dongeradeel, the police and Public Prosecutor decided to put a stop to a call on Facebook for Friesland residents to try and stop anti-Zwarte Piet activists reaching Dokkum, where Sinterklaas will make his national arrival on Saturday. In an open letter, the Mayor called on everyone coming to see Sinterklaas’ arrival […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NLTimes

07

Nov

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Police brutality claimed in teenager’s arrest

Stiven Sinisterra from Apeldoorn was violently arrested by police officers wearing civilian clothing in his hometown on Monday, only to be released a short time later when the police realized they got the wrong man, he told De Stentor. The experience left the 17-year-old with a concussion, a bruised knee and a head wound. According […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NLTimes

02

Nov

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Far-right Wilders calls for dual citizens to be excluded from Dutch parliament, cabinet

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders has added yet another racist and xenophobic remark to his record by calling for dual citizens to be excluded from parliament and the cabinet in the Netherlands. Wilders’ comments came at a parliament session during a debate on the program of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s newly established cabinet Wednesday morning. […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Daily Sabah

26

Sep

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Dutch parliament rejects Denk party’s offer to discuss Islamophobia

Dutch parliament refused on Thursday Denk Party’s request to discuss the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey, which found that Muslims in the Netherlands experience discrimination at the highest rate among EU member states. According to the results of the U.S.-based FRA survey, the Muslim community in the Netherlands is more widely discriminated against […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Daily Sabah

22

Sep

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Dutch Muslims don’t feel as ‘at home’ as other EU Muslims

Dutch Muslims are among the European Muslims with the lowest level of attachment to the country they are living in, a major survey by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. The vast majority of Muslims in the EU are integrated in the countries they live in and have a high level of […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Dutch News

06

Sep

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Islamophobic attack targets mosque in Netherlands

An under-construction mosque in southeastern Netherlands was targeted by a group of far-right extremists, head of the mosque said on Saturday. The far-right ‘Identitair Verzet’ movement hanged anti-Islam banners at the roof of Tevhid mosque which is under construction in Venlo city. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Ahmet Dursun, head of Tevhid Mosque, condemned the incident […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Anadolu Agency

13

Jul

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Dutch pass ‘tapping’ law, intelligence agencies may gather data en masse

The Dutch Senate passed a law early on Wednesday giving intelligence agencies broad new surveillance and other powers, including the ability to gather data from large groups of people at once. The Senate’s approval was the last hurdle for the “tapping law,” which was moulded into its current form after years of debate and criticism […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

07

Jul

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Netherlands: Turkish deputy PM not welcome for rally

The Dutch government has said that Turkish politicians are not welcome at a ceremony commemorating last July’s failed coup attempt in Turkey. A similar dispute in March severely tested ties between the two countries. The Netherlands’ foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday that Turkey’s deputy prime minister, Tugrul Turkes, would not be welcome at a […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: DW English

28

Jun

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Court: Dutch partially liable for Srebrenica deaths

A Dutch appeals court has confirmed that the Netherlands was partly liable for the deaths of about 300 Muslims who were expelled from a Dutch UN base after the surrounding area was overrun by Bosnian Serb troops. The ruling by the Hague Appeals Court upholds a 2014 decision that Dutch peacekeepers could have known that […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Al Jazeera English

17

Apr

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Erdogan’s victory angers Dutch politicians

With Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan claiming a narrow victory in a referendum designed to give his office more power, several politicians in the Netherlands expressed disdain for the vote results. Erdogan opponents in Turkey questioned the veracity of the vote count, with Turkish state media claiming that 70 percent of Turkish passport holders in […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL Times