National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security

Jan 26 '16 13:05

The Dutch authorities managed to keep 23 radical Islamic preachers from preaching in the Netherlands since March last year. Eight of them were denied a visa, the other 15 had their invitations to come preach retracted, according to a spokesperson for the National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security

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Jan 25 '16 13:05

The Dutch National Police is permanently monitoring 345 Islamic radicals. The Hague police are keeping an eye on the most with about 130 under their watch, followed by the Midden-Nederland region with about 50

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Jan 21 '16 09:31

The Dutch jihadists who are still fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq form a "greater risk" for the Netherlands when they return than the current group of returnees, a Ministry of Security and Justice official said on Wednesday

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Dec 14 '15 08:08

It is unlikely that terrorist will use chemical or biological weapons to commit attacks in Europe, according to the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security

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Sep 1 '15 16:16

An average of about five Dutch people manage to leave the Netherlands to join the battle zone in Syria and Iraq every month, despite efforts by the Dutch authorities to prevent it.

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Jun 19 '15 13:20

Six of the 32 Dutch jihadists who have been killed in the war in Syria and Iraq came from Amsterdam. One of them was a minor and two have been convicted of crimes with terrorist intent.

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Jun 8 '15 08:19

Ruling political party VVD wants to have a blacklist set up to prevent so-called hate imams, preachers who incite hatred or violence, from preaching in the Netherlands. The majority of the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, supports this notion, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 13 '15 10:40

The Al-Fadjr mosque in Helmond has canceled the conference they had planned for this weekend after the commotion over the arrival of guest speaker Sa'd Ateeq al-Ateeq. This was done after discussions with Mayor Elly Blanksma.

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Apr 8 '15 13:57

Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, has released hundreds of documents regarding the flight MH17 disaster after news agencies NOS, RTL Nieuws and Volkskrant appealed to the Freedom of Information Act.

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Mar 30 '15 10:27

Five Dutch citizens have been arrested in Turkey for illegally trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish army report on the Ministry of Defense website. It is not known whether these Dutch people are jihadists or were trying to join a terrorist organization.

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Mar 30 '15 10:12

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs has added four Dutch jihadist to the national terrorist list and has frozen their bank accounts, ANP reports. According to the cabinet, these four jihadists have joined terrorist groups in Syria or Iraq.

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Mar 25 '15 09:20

The municipality of The Hague has started a trial that will enable them to better assess how dangerous radicalized "lone wolves" are, Mayor Jozias van Aartsen wrote in an action plan against radicalization.

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Mar 20 '15 11:14

The electronic text display on the Lichttoren in Eindhoven that caused such an uproar on the internet yesterday, turns out to be an art project by Dries Verhoven. It was placed on the roof of the tower for the STRP Biennial. Due to all the commotion, the art project will be seen at the STRP with customized text, Dichtbij reports.

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Jan 30 '15 11:21

The Netherlands Association of Journalists (NVJ) urgently wants to have a consultation with Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, and the mayors of Amsterdam and Hilversum regarding the safety of journalists, "who are apparently very vulnerable".

Dec 12 '14 09:37

In the past few months Dutch citizens have been less concerned about the economic crisis and changes in healthcare, but have been especially concerned about terrorism and international crises.

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Nov 18 '14 11:06

A mother from Maastricht has single-handedly rescued her daughter from the Syrian city of Raqqa. Raqqa is regarded as the capital city of the caliphate of the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS).

Nov 10 '14 10:27

The Netherlands plans to set up and independent support center for the families of jihadists and potential Syria-goers. The needs of the parents are so high that the National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) has appointed a "quartermaster" to set up such a facility.

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Oct 28 '14 12:05

Dutch people are careless when using a work laptop, tablet or smartphone on a public WiFi network. Many people seem unaware of the risks. One in three employees even sometimes leave their device unattended.

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