Amsterdam mayor Jozias van Aartsen is receiving signals that the number of incidents targeting minorities in the city is on the rise, he said on Wednesday in a city council debate about a decapitated doll left at the Emir Sultan Mosque in Amsterdam Noord last week, Het Parool and AT5 report.
The police removed two balaclava-wearing men from the roof of the new Islamic high school in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. The two men were protesting against the school by hanging banners from its facade and shouting anti-Islam slogans like "salafism, terrorism". Boh were arrested, NOS reports.
An Amsterdam community police officer raised quite a few eyebrows on Saturday by wearing a headscarf while on patrol in Osdorp. The officer is not a Muslim herself, but wore the headscarf "out of solidarity and because she is for a diverse corps", PvdA city councilor Sofyan Mbarki said to the Volkskrant.
Amsterdam politicians are calling for more and better trained police on the streets after four fatal shootings in the city in a week's time
A police officer in Amsterdam pressed charges against his colleagues in Enschede this week over an incident in May that got out of hand. According to the officer, 29-year-old Anis Raiss, he ended up being arrested because of his Moroccan-Dutch origin - ethnic profiling, he said in an interview with NRC.
An Amsterdam bus driver was robbed by two knife-wielding perpetrators wearing plastic clown masks on Wednesday night. Amsterdam politicians responded to the news quickly, and are demanding that cashless payment be implemented on buses.