The Zeeland provincial branch of anti-Islam party PVV will be pressing charges against a man who applauded arson at a refugee center on behalf of the PVV Middelburg. The man did so in a tweet he posted on Monday.
A large power outage left over 19,000 households without power on Tuesday afternoon in Utrecht province and Noord-Holland, according to electricity grid operator Stedin. The electricity issue means fewer trains will run between Utrecht and Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Baarn and Hilversum the NS said.
The Justice official who tweeted that terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) is a "Zionist plot", can not be dismissed. Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher (Social Affairs) made premature remarks about the tweeting official and thereby "disturbed" the labor relations.
Dutch police conducted a mass action of 200 officers in an old drug related assassination investigation on February 27th and after five arrests the final sixth suspect is in police custody, says Zeeland Police.
Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink was brought in for questioning by Turkey's terrorism police Tuesday to determine if she is spreading "propaganda for terrorist organization," she said on Twitter. Her house was searched by an eight person terrorism squad.
Seven-year-old Kas Essers from the city of Uden, North-Brabant province, wrote a letter calling on the mayor there to ban fireworks from the municipality. The letter with childlike squiggles and cute misspellings takes on the serious issue of a firework ban after the boy's school burned down over the New Year's holiday.
A project management official at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center has been suspended after tweeting that the terror group ISIS did not exist, and was instead a Zionist plot to stain the image of Islam. "ISIS has nothing to do with Islam,” Yasmina Haifi wrote. “It is a preconceived plan of Zionists who want to deliberately make Islam look bad."
Royal Dutch Airlines has become the focus of a racism row over a tweet the airline posted after Oranje's controversial last-minute win over Mexico in the World Cup match on Sunday.
After a politician apologized and resigned Thursday over a racially insensitive Tweet, an actor who insulted Black TV talkshow host Humberto Tan in November, followed suit on Friday.
The GroenLinks official who made the news last week after a racially insensitive tweet following Nelson Mandela’s death, has resigned.
PvdA leader Diederik Samsom was quick with a response on a tweet of PVV leader Wilders.
On Tuesday afternoon, Wilders tweeted: ‘I will never get used to it. A Moroccan (Arib), this afternoon as House chairman with in front of her the Koran in the Dutch House.”
Samsom immediately responded: ‘Arib as chairman proves that the hatred of PVV will never overcome the power of this beautiful country, in which origin is irrelevant.’