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EU task force to clamp down on ‘fake news’, but can’t define it. Calls EU control stamp for news “an option” 

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “A topic where we need to balance: balance rights, balance the freedom of information on the one hand, but on the other hand the right to receive transparent fact-checked and pluralistic information. (…) We really need to be pro-active here and not wait until things really are going wrong. Thank you for all the trust you’ve put in us and we will really do our utmost to take it to some next steps.”
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    “A trained combatant willing to die a martyr”, says police investigation of Syrian migrant vandalising Dutch Jewish restaurant

  • By: Timon Dias
  • “The by now released Syrian born suspect declared during his police hearing that in the future he’s willing to apply more violence to reach his goals. He also declared he would not mind dying for his cause and in his statement glorifies martyrdom.”
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    Belgian train evacuated after “foreign origin youths” repeatedly pull emergency brakes. Driver recalls violent event

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “We have been humiliated, insulted, threatened, physically assaulted, (…) verbally abused, prevented from doing our job (…). We tried to do our best to inform everybody as best we could during this, that’s what I call it anyway, hostage situation. (…) What sort of society have we been lead in?”
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    Former German Police Officer: ‘Politicians endanger us, we should hit the Gym and Boxing Ring to win back Streets’

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “Just to make sure there is no misunderstanding: this is no plea for police violence. But when confronted with such a brutal attack, a robust defence is called for. Because his defence counsel, paid by the hapless taxpayer, will try and turn the real perpetrator into a victim anyway.”
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    Germany: 27 y/o Khudeda Jamal Jindi wanted for inflicting “grievous bodily harm” with knife

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • The employee and his 16-year-old acquaintance were arrested in the kiosk and were held and questioned at the Police Station. Khudeda Jamal Jindi has been on the run, with photographs being distributed to the public on 20 October. His victim is not in danger to his life, but nevertheless seriously injured.
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    Dutch student (21) paralysed for life. “Lightly tanned youths speaking street-language” shot him “for no reason”

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • The three men surrounded him, he was attacked and suddenly he heard a bang. That turned out to be a gunshot. The student was hit, managed to run away, but was shot at a couple more times while attempting to flee. Medical examination has shown that one of the bullets has paralysed him from the waist down for the rest of his life.
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    Catalonian President refuses to clarify whether he declared independence or not. Madrid still threatens Article 155

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “Mr. Puigdemont has chosen more obfuscation. His four-page reply—two of text and two of links in support of his argument—neither confirmed nor denied he had proclaimed a new Catalan republic last week, but asked for dialogue and set a period of two months for talks.”
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    Ex-Muslima in Germany about sexual assaults: “Without headscarf you are fair game”. Is now threatened with death

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • “As a Western woman, a woman not belonging to the Umma, the Muslim community, that doesn’t wear a headscarf, you are fair game. I notice the way I’m stared at by the men. ‘Hey, hey you want me to fuck you?’ That is the sort of thing that you get told as a woman.”
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    Dutch girl found dead. Convicted rapist and suspect Michael P., was released after half his prison time

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • After his sentence, he stayed in a forensic psychiatric clinic called Aventurijn in Den Dolder. Here he was supposed to receive treatment, easing his reintegration into society. But as newspaper De Telegraaf reports, he impregnated a fellow patient. Michael P. also had a relationship with a female supervisor.
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    Germany: “North-African” man stabs security guard multiple times after robbing store. Treated as attempted murder

  • By: Vincent van den Born
  • Since 5 October, there has been an important development in the investigation. A special investigation unit has taken over the case, because the Public Prosecutor has decided to view the case as attempted murder. Investigative officers have evaluated available video materials and have decided on one picture as the best able to help with the investigation.
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