Municipalities are overtaxed in the supervision of returned Syria-goers and retained jihadists. The Mayor of the Hague is demanding help from the state.
Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher is very concerned about the large amount of support among Turkish youth in the Netherlands for violent jihadist groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).
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.
When a client asked Isis Hair salon owner Jet Daniels if she knows what happens when you search online for her business, Daniels was less-than-surprised to hear the client's discovery. "It is not the first time I heard my clients wind up seeing videos of beheadings," she said Thursday, a day after she changed the salon's name to Jet Setters.
On October 29th the police arrested a 20 year old man from Rotterdam who is suspected of having made preparations to participate in the armed struggle in Syria.
Geert Wilders has been under protection for 10 years. "Broadly speaking, the threat remained at the same level in recent years, but the difference is that it now comes more from abroad than from inland", the PVV leader says.
A 23-year-old man who intended to take a 16-year-old girl to Syria heard a demand for 240 hours of community service plus a three-month conditional prison service this morning. The court heard several jihadists for the first time today.
According to Minister Ronald Plasterk of Internal Affairs, a number of terrorist attacks have been prevented in the Netherlands in recent months.
More than 20 native Dutch men have tried to join the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria in recent months. They approached the Federation Kurds in the Netherlands (Fedkom) to make contact with military leaders.
On Monday the military police arrested two 19 year old women at Rotterdam The Hague airport. According to the Public Prosecutor, they were planning to travel to Syria via Turkey and join the armed struggle.
According to figures requested by the Ministry of Security and Justice, there may be war crime suspects among the large number of Syrians who are looking for asylum in the Netherlands.
Stop holding back radical Muslims who want to travel to Syria and Iraq or the probability of an attack in their own country will grow, just like in Canada.
According to his lawyer Derk van der Heijden, one of the two jihad suspects from Huizen wants to get rid of his ankle monitor.
Extra security is on display today at Jewish historical locations, institutions and sites of worship across Noord and Zuid Holland. In addition to the police monitoring of locations in Amsterdam, Dick Schoof, National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Safety (NCTV), said security will also be stepped up in the Hague and Rotterdam.
The Police arrested a man in Venlo for provoking a group of demonstrators yesterday.
Bombing is not always a solution in the fight against ISIS, Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said on Tuesday.
The Netherlands are definitely part of the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) now that the first bombs have been dropped.
Four Dutch F-16's carried out missions yesterday. During the second action two F-16's dropped three bombs on ISIS armoured vehicles that were attacking Kurdish fighters in the northern Iraqi city of Dohuk, close to the Turkish-Syrian border. The armoured vehicles were destroyed and an unknown number of ISIS-combatants were probably killed, according to the Ministry of Defense.
The Dutch jihad fighter who recently called for "firm action" against the Dutch government in a video from Aleppo, has been identified as the 28 year old Abdelkarim el Atrach from Arnhem.
Protesters who overtook part of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives in Parliament, left quietly around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after they were told a delegation of leaders would be allowed to meet with Members of Parliament. The demonstrators spontaneously arrived at the government building when it became clear that the Islamic State, ISIS, would likely take control of the Syrian city Kobani.
Protesters supporting Kurdish people in Syria stormed the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament’s House of Representatives, speaking out against the fall of Kobani in northern Syria. Demonstrators are calling for the Netherlands to take stronger actions against ISIS.
Two teams of two Netherlands military F-16 fighter jets took part in missions over Iraq this past weekend. It marks the first Dutch mission in the country's involvement in an international fight against ISIS, the separatist movement and rogue army fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Fighting against the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is akin to battling back the Germans during the second World War, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters Friday. “We must defend our core values tooth and nail if necessary,” he said after a meeting with the cabinet. “That was true then, and it is true now.”
A famous Dutch jihadist in Syria, Muhajiri Shaam, has threatened PVV leader Geert Wilders on Twitter today.
The Ministry of Justice will try a group of extremist muslims in The Hague as a 'terrorist organization', which may result in a life sentence for the suspects, the Public Prosecution Authority (OM) says.