Islamophobes threaten Dutch mosque with terrorism


Letter threatening as-Soennah mosque with terrorism, with toy truck

Dutch NOS TV reports today that the as-Soennah mosque in The Hague has received a letter threatening them and schools with Muslim children with a terrorist attack with a truck. A toy truck was added to the letter.

‘After week after week of cars driving over your bodies you may wake up at last’, the Islamophobes threatened.

The mosque says they had been threatened with violence earlier as well.

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Bats in Dutch The Hague city


This video says about itself:

Bats in Transylvania

3 June 2014

Bats. Flyers of the night, mysterious creatures hiding in caves and abandoned buildings, about whom many of us don’t even know that they are not birds but belong to the family of mammals. The Apuseni Mountains in Romania is one of the regions that host the largest population of bats in Europe. Due to the ever-growing human pressure, however, bats and the caves serving as their homes have to be protected in many places. In this film we will follow in the footsteps of a bat conservation team, who are trying to explore and solve the problems threatening the bat population with the support of the LIFE Nature program.

Dutch wildlife warden Jenny van Leeuwen reports today that during research in the Haagse Bos, a forest in the center of The Hague city, six bat species have been found.

They are: Daubenton’s bat, common noctule, common pipistrelle, serotine bat, pond bat and Nathusius’ pipistrelle.

There are also other mammals in the Haagse Bos, including red squirrels, roe deer and red foxes.

Big Dutch The Hague demonstration against Trump’s xenophobia


This 1 February 2017 video is about the big demonstration today on the Malieveld in The Hague, the Netherlands, against the xenophobic policies of United States President Trump.

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This is another video, with English subtitles, about that demonstration.

NOS TV reports (translated):

On stage, Secretary Bussemaker (Culture, PvdA party) spoke on behalf of the Dutch government. She called the decision by Trump a slap in the face to all those who fight for freedom and equality. She said she stands next to the protesters and that this is “about values” .

“I have long thought that the closing of borders was nothing more than hollow campaign rhetoric, but those poisonous words have become reality,” she said.

Many demonstrators had placards with them with texts against Trump and for tolerance. Some protesters also chanted slogans like No fear, no hate and Make love great again, referring to Trump’s campaign slogan Make America Great again.

Photos are here.

After the rally on the Malieveld, demonstrators tried to march to the United States embassy at the Lange Voorhout. However, police stopped them.

These two videos by Dutch right-wing daily De Telegraaf are about the Malieveld rally.

And this video is about a 31 January 2017 demonstration against Trump in Amsterdam.

Demonstrations against Trump’s xenophobia, in the USA, the Netherlands


This video from Washington, DC in the USA says about itself:

Trump’s Muslim Ban Sparks MASSIVE March in DC

30 January 2017

In response to President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for a period of 90 days, tens of thousands of protesters amassed at the White House on Sunday, then, when security barricades and other barriers made it impossible to hold everyone, they marched down Pennsylvania Ave. toward the U.S. Capitol.

Many of the marchers stopped at Trump’s new International Hotel to lift an impolite finger and chant the words, “Shame, shame, shame!” The impromptu rally and march was greeted by police lines at the U.S. Capitol, where people called out Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for being one of the few Members of Congress to express support for the ban. TYT’s Eric Byler reporting.

Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started: here.

FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE ORDER, PROTESTS AND UNCERTAINTY “Late Friday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order forbidding millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of visitors and 500,000 legal immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Over the following 48 hours, massive protests erupted in cities and airports nationwide, courts temporarily blocked major parts of the order, the administration defied the courts and Democrats called for an investigation into the administration’s defiance.” [HuffPost]

THE FALLOUT Meet some of the people already affected by Trump’s executive action. Some extremist groups and ISIS fighters hailed the ban as a victory on social media. … and the ACLU received six times its annual amount of online donations this weekend. Airbnb vowed to offer free housing to immigrants and refugees affected by the ban. [Ben Walsh, HuffPost]

From the organisers of the demonstration against Trump’s policies in The Hague, the Netherlands:

In his first week as United States President, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to ‘keep out radical islamic terrorists’ from Syria, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. This means that from now on people (with passports) from these seven countries are not allowed to enter the USA, even if they have a valid Green Card. Thousands of innocent people are victimized by this xenophobic and dangerous measure. Lets protect our democratic values and stand up against discrimination and exclusion. Come demonstrate at the US Embassy in The Hague (Lange Voorhout [102]) this Wednesday [1 February] at 4pm! Invite and bring your friends

Pro-refugee anti-Trump demonstration, The Hague, Wednesday


This 21 January 2017 video says about itself:

Hollaback! Nederland was one of the organizers of the [worldwide anti-Trump] Women’s March in The Hague, Netherlands on 21 January 2017.

Hollaback! Nederland is a Dutch civil and social organisation committed to defying street harassment in the Netherlands and promoting gender and race equality worldwide.

Dutch regional TV reports today that next Wednesday, 1 February at 4pm, there will be a demonstration against the anti-refugee policies of United States President Donald Trump; from the Malieveld to the United States embassy, Lange Voorhout 102, in The Hague city.

The Facebook page of this demonstration is here.

Women’s March Amsterdam, The Hague videos


Yet another video about the Women’s March against Donald Trump in Amsterdam, the Netherlands today.

This 21 January 2017 video is about the Women’s March in The Hague, the Netherlands; from the Malieveld to the United States embassy.

Live updates on marches around the world are here.

Dutch policemen prosecuted for killing Aruban Mitch Henriquez


People in The Hague mourn Mitch Henriquez

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Two policemen prosecuted for death of Mitch Henriquez [in The Hague in the Netherlands]

Today, 12:01

Two of the five police officers involved in the arrest of Mitch Henriquez will be prosecuted. The public prosecutor announced that this morning.

The two policemen are suspected of abuse causing a person’s death. They are also charged with manslaughter. The public prosecutor says the policemen did not intend to kill Mitch Henriquez, but they have used too much violence.

One of them did a chokehold, while the other one hit Henriquez on the nose and used pepper spray. The 42-year-old Aruban died by suffocation. …

The prosecution service concluded earlier that Henriquez was killed by police brutality. He had not been using drugs and did not drink too much. The police have suspended the five officers involved after the incident. The internal investigation about these police officers is still ongoing.

Surviving relatives of Henriquez called this summer for clarity. They thought that the prosecution decision took far too long to materialize.

How Mitch Henriquez' relatives see his death

This Dutch language infographic shows how Mitch Henriquez’ relatives see his death.