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Netherlands refuses to take more than 250 Syrian refugees

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 18, 2014

Good for you Holland—hang tough!

The Dutch know that Syrian refugees will only add to their Muslim immigrant problem.

Just a quick story from early in the week, completely buried by the flood of news about the US migrant invasion.

From The Amsterdam Herald:

The Dutch government is resisting pressure from the United Nations to accept more than 250 refugees from the civil war in Syria.

Opposition parties have also criticised the stance of deputy justice minister Fred Teeven, who said victims of the conflict should be accommodated in neighbouring countries. The Netherlands is spending €76.5 million on support in the region.

Other European countries are taking in a far greater share of the estimated three million Syrian refugees. Germany is accommodating 10,000, while Sweden is housing 1,200 and Norway 1,000. Both countries have much smaller populations than the Netherlands.

On Friday the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) urged European nations to “accept far more Syrians”, while ChristenUnie MP Joel Voordewind said the government was being too slow in finding shelter for the refugees who have been accepted.

“There are 150 refugees waiting in Lebanon because there is no accommodation for them in the Netherlands,” he said. “The allocation of housing for these people has begun far too late.”

Every time I see a story like this, I search for any blast from the UN or the worldwide humanitarian industrial complex at the US for taking only a tiny fraction of the the 2,000 Syrians that the Obama Administration was suggesting might be our quota for the year.

Something is fishy here.  The contractors want the US to take up to 15,000 Syrians this fiscal year (which ends on Sept. 30th) and yet there is almost complete silence on that at the moment.  Maybe they know that with all the invasion news, bringing tens of thousands of Syrians to the US at this particular time would push American citizens over the edge.  Or, somehow they are pulling it off in secrecy!

3 Responses to “Netherlands refuses to take more than 250 Syrian refugees”

  1. FatherJon said

    The Dutch still remember the savage killing of Theo van Gogh and Pym Fortuyn by crazed Muslim extremists a few years back.
    They must also be looking at the problems other European countries are having with their own Muslim radicals. I just hope that Australia keeps a lid on the bunch we’ve got. They’ve already caused trouble enough, and we’ve now seen one Australian jihadi ‘martyred’ by blowing himself and some innocents up with a suicide bomb. He’s the 12th to die in the Iraq/Syria conflict.


    • If one citizen from Dutch commit a crime we shouldn’t generalize this on all Dutch people!! this basic rule applied with every nationality or religion. Not all Muslims are radical or extremists. one Quranic verse says:
      “And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed – all of them entirely. Then, [O Muhammad], would you compel the people in order that they become believers?”


      • FatherJon said

        ‘If one citizen from Dutch commit a crime we shouldn’t generalize this on all Dutch people!!’

        We’re not just talking about one Dutch citizen at all! We’re talking about two killers who identified with one of the most radical and deadly organisations in modern times – militant Islam! Look beyond the trees and see the woods!


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