Daniel Greenfield, The outrage in Amsterdam continues. Saleh Ali was one of 64,000 Syrian refugees living in the Netherlands. The vast majority, like Ali, are young men. And the largest number of these migrants spend their days idling in Amsterdam. On Thursday morning, Saleh Ali took a walk to trendy Amstelveenseweg while wearing a keffiyah
The diplomatic spat between Turkey and the Netherlands spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts, many with no apparent connection to the dispute, were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish. The attacks, which appeared to be simply a form of political vandalism and used the hashtags #Nazialmanya or #Nazihollanda,
Pat Buchanan, Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch
Bruce Bawer, A Patriotic Spring? While most politicians across Europe – Nigel Farage excepted – responded to Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy with sneers of condescension and greeted his victory with either grudging congratulations or cries of apocalyptic alarm, Geert Wilders was an outspoken Trump cheerleader all along. The day after the American election, the crusading
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders clashed in the Dutch Parliament Tuesday with the foreign minister over U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban for people from seven Muslim nations. Wilders — seen by many as a Dutch equivalent of Trump — paid tribute to the new U.S. leader, saying, “Finally America has a
Bruce Bawer, For Western Europe, 2016 began with an apocalyptic frenzy, a nightmarish vision of its possible future – namely, an avalanche of brutal sexual assaults, over a thousand of them, committed on New Year’s Eve by savage Muslim gangs in the streets and squares of Cologne and several other major German cities. The horrific
Armstrong Williams, Perhaps one of the most underreported stories of recent weeks was the European Union’s ruling on Apple’s tax arrangement with Ireland. After a three-year investigation, the EU levied what is believed to be the largest and most controversial tax penalty in its thirty year history. The implications of this are obviously of great
Donald Trump cast Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as a revolt against unfettered immigration into the West, as Thursday’s vote emboldened both the billionaire’s anti-establishment bid for president and other break-away efforts across Europe. From the Netherlands to France, political parties opposed to high immigration levels were demanding their own referendums on E.U.