Dutch Catholic church abused thousands of kids

Church officials new children were raped by their priest, but failed to stop the abuse. Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to stop it or help victims because they feared sparking scandals, according to a long-awaited report… Read More Dutch Catholic church abused thousands of kids

Holland: United Europe stand divided on Israel

Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal tells Abbas the Dutch government rejects Palestinian initiative of UN recognition. The Dutch government rejected a Palestinian initiative Thursday to seek U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal to seek support for the… Read More Holland: United Europe stand divided on Israel

Geert Wilders acquitted of anti-Muslim charges

One of the most powerful and popular politicians in the Netherlands, was accused of inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims. A Dutch court acquitted populist politician Geert Wilders of hate speech and discrimination Thursday, ruling that his anti-Islam statements, while offensive to many Muslims, fell within the bounds of legitimate political debate. Presiding judge Marcel… Read More Geert Wilders acquitted of anti-Muslim charges

Bolkenstein: “No future” for Jews in Holland

“I see no future for recognizable Jews, in particular because of anti-Semitism, specifically in Dutch Moroccans, who continue to grow in number.” This is the warning from Frits Bolkenstein, published in the Dutch magazine Elsevier. The magazine reported on Tuesday that Former European Union Commissioner and leader of the right-wing VVD party  recommended that Dutch… Read More Bolkenstein: “No future” for Jews in Holland

Holland wants Israel to use Islamic map of “Holy land”

Dutch ad watchdog criticizes Israeli tourism maps. The Dutch advertising watchdog on Thursday alleged that Israel is publishing misleading information on its tourism website that blurs the borders between Israel and occupied Arab territories. The Advertising Code Committee stated in a nonbinding ruling that material distributed by the Dutch branch of the Israeli National Tourism… Read More Holland wants Israel to use Islamic map of “Holy land”

Catholic priest in Holland suspended for playing football inside the Church

On Sunday 11 July, Pastor Paul Vlaar of Obdam celebrated the Holy Eucharist in the spirit of the Football World Cup. Bishop Joseph Punt of Haarlem-Amsterdam has suspended the parish priest. Father Vlaar acted as a goalkeeper during Mass, standing in front of a goal as a parishioner kicked a soccer ball down the aisle.… Read More Catholic priest in Holland suspended for playing football inside the Church