Netherlands

Dutch Catholic Girls Abused At Home, In Church

Source: The Huffington Post AMSTERDAM — A commission investigating abuse of children linked to Dutch Roman Catholic institutions says girls were sexually abused by members of the clergy in their homes and in church, while they suffered physical abuse and intimidation at the hands of nuns at homes for young […]

Spy chief: Dutch citizens are fighting in Syria

STORY SUMMARY The chief of the Netherlands’ top intelligence agency is warning that dozens of Dutch citizens are fighting with rebels in Syria and could return home battle-hardened, traumatized and even further radicalized. Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Feb-08/205629-spy-chief-dutch-citizens-are-fighting-in-syria.ashx#ixzz2KP53NiMR (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

Dutch local politicians under threat

Mayors and local councillors in the Netherlands are facing rising levels of violence. According to a new report, 61% of Dutch mayors have been the victims of violence or aggression. More than half of the Netherlands’ local councillors have had similar experiences. The threats, intimidation and violence perpetrated by disgruntled […]

Dutch scientists take two Ig Nobel awards

Dutch psychologists who discovered that leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller have been honoured at this year’s Ig Nobel Awards. The annual prizes are awarded by the Annals of Improbable Research for “research that makes people laugh and then think”. They are inspired by the Nobel prizes, which […]

Wilders waits for Australian visa

An Australian anti-Islam group which has invited Dutch MP Geert Wilders to give two speeches next month, has accused the Australian authorities of delaying his visa application. The Q Society says although Wilders applied for a visa three weeks ago, he has yet to receive it. ‘We cannot see why […]