Saturday, June 03, 2006
Extreme rigth youngsters are increasing the pressure
An organized action that try to mix ut the present extreme situation and make muslims look guilty.
incidents across the country!!
More than 60 cars are torched around the country, compared with around 15 the night before
Police arrest 143 people
Rioters set fire to a bus as clashes break out in the southern city of Roterdam
One man killed
82 cars torched
187 people arrested
231 police and firefighters injured
A creche is burned down and at least two cars are set alight in Amsterdam in the north
Two schools are torched in the Nord
He says there is no easy explanation for the sudden stop in the violence - it may be that the riots have run their course, or that the rioters are simply drawing breath. An organized figth?
the police is afraid of the possible spreding of the violence over the area.
disturbs in utrecht!
the police is sealing area
riot police fired tear gas before dawnto disperse dozens of protesters blocking the train station!
>> interesting, I will pass by by train later. Rita!
Is Multicultural and Pluriform Society still possible?
Dutch Multicultural and Pluriform Society, the (MPS)
No, the subsidy is closed for applications
This programme is part of the Social Cohesion programme, which aims in the long run to anchor social cohesion research into the established research framework. The many questions surrounding the multicultural society are to be viewed from a new perspective that may bring us closer to some of the answers.
The questions surrounding the multicultural society are highly complex, involving many issues. For that reason any study of them must be deep, historically comparative and interdisciplinary. In the MPS programme these many questions are treated in an interconnected way. Within a conceptual framework society is like an arena of actors who in- or exclude each other, cooperate or compete. By means of symbolic, social, politico-juridical and economic resources these actors try to achieve their goals. The central questions of the programme, which are to lead to a deeper understanding of these processes of in- and exclusion, are approached in an interdisciplinary way.
Netherlands considers burqa ban
The Dutch immigration minister says she will look into the legality of banning the burqa, the robes worn by some Muslim women to cover their bodies.
Rita Verdonk made the pledge after a majority in parliament said it would support such a ban.
The proposal was put forward by independent politician Geert Wilders.
"That women should walk the streets in a totally unrecognisable manner is an insult to everyone who believes in equal rights," he said.
"This law is a comfort to moderate Muslims and will contribute to integration in the Netherlands," he added in a statement....
If the Netherlands does decide to ban the burqa, it will be the first European country to do so.
New terrorist methods threats the dutch multicilturalism model!!
Police made two arrests Sunday morning, 13 November 2005, in Waalwijk in the southern province of North Brabant, after four cars were burned during Saturday night disturbances.
More than a dozen cars were firebombed and several others damaged in incidents in the Dutch port of Rotterdam on the night of Saturday, 12 November 2005.
"... All of this doesn't appear to us to be completely spontaneous," , while Paris conservative prosecutor Yves Bot told on November 3 to Europe 1 radio that "This is done in a way that gives every appearance of being coordinated." French national police spokesman, Patrick Hamon, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal as saying that there appeared to be no coordination among gangs in different areas. But he said youths in individual neighborhoods were communicating by cellphone text messages, online blogs, and/or email — arranging meetings and alerting one another other about possible police operations. This conspiracy theory was afterward denied by the head of the Renseignements Généraux (RG) itself, the French intelligence agency, on November 23 .
The controversial Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF) issued a fatwa against the riots, without much result. Dalil Boubakeur, mufti of Paris' Great Mosque and leader of the French Council of Musulman Faith (CFCM), as well as Marseilles's mufti, criticized the UOIF for this irrelevant fatwa and opposed Nicolas Sarkozy's controversial use of Islamic organizations, declaring that their role was not to intercede for the youth. Henceforth, the leading authorities of French Islamic organizations refused any political deviation of Islam, which was to be maintained in the private sphere as a personal matter
Terrrorism or paranoia?
On October 14, 2003, Samir Azzouz, Ismail Akhnikh, Jason Walters and Redouan al-Issar were put under arrest for planning a terrorist attack in the Netherlands, but were released soon after. Azzouz was eventually tried in this case, but acquitted for lack of evidence in 2005: he did possess what he thought to be a home-made bomb, but having used the wrong type of fertilizer the device would never have exploded.
Shortly after the murder of Theo van Gogh by Mohammed Bouyeri in November 2004 the organization gained attention from national media when an attempt to arrest suspected members Jason Walters and Ismail Akhnikh led to a 14 hour siege of a house in The Hague. During these events, the name Hofstad Network became public and the media has continued to use this moniker to refer to the organization. In the months after the siege, a number of other suspected members of the organization were arrested. On December 5, 2005, the Hofstad court case against 14 suspected members started.
On March 10, the court convicted nine of the 14 suspects of being member of a criminal terrorist organisation. The other five suspected member were acquitted of this charge.
In the meantime, Samir Azzouz, Jermaine Walters – suspected but not incarcerated – and another 5 members were arrested on suspicion of preparing an attack against (yet unnamed) national politicians and the building of the General Intelligence and Security Agency AIVD on October 14, 2005. In this separate case Nouredine el Fahtni is also a suspect.