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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have arrested seven men who are suspected of plotting a large-scale extremist attack in the Netherlands that prosecutors say they think has been foiled.

The national prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that the men were arrested by heavily armed police in the towns of Arnhem and Weert.

The statement says the arrests capped a months-long investigation that was launched by intelligence suggesting the alleged ring leader, a 34-year-old man of Iraqi heritage, wanted to carry out a major extremist attack on a large event and cause multiple casualties.

Prosecutors say the suspects wanted to attack an event site using bomb vests and assault rifles, and planned to detonate a car bomb at another location.

They say an investigation of potential targets is continuing.

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@OutOfAmmo why did u upvote this? clearly you have no idea how paranoid these euro types have become. that Iraqi was probably looking for a decent life but now hes marked...
 

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@OutOfAmmo why did u upvote this? clearly you have no idea how paranoid these euro types have become. that Iraqi was probably looking for a decent life but now hes marked...
Well I don't know I only see the title that they arrest someone and prevent some attack which sounds good to me. I'm not saying that it's true or anything like that. They said to have found AK-47's, recently a few weeks ago a 19 year old Afghan stabbed people in Amsterdam central station.

I know they're paranoid, I grew up in the Netherlands and the kids, teenagers express their Islamophobia and dislike for foreigners of middle eastern descent, that clearly comes from their parents whom hold such views. However doesn't mean this threat doesn't exist, in the end we can thank the UK, US and their dogs adventure in Iraq which created the void that allowed Al-Zarqawi to build this group. The west destroys the middle east and blames us for it, perhaps time to Islamify Europe whilst we're at it since they seem to have become so paranoid of that. Not a problem for me, in the Netherlands a party linked to Erdogan called DENK is already doing that. Not that i'm fond of Erdogan but I enjoy to see that.
 

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Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major attack
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THE HAGUE (Netherlands): , September 28, 2018 09:21 IST
Updated: September 28, 2018 09:21 IST


In this image made from video provided by the Netherlands Police, police arrest suspects in a car park in Weert in the southern Netherlands, on Thursday. Seven men were arrested Thursday in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation. | Photo Credit: AP


The arrests came weeks after a 19-year-old citizen living in Germany allegedly stabbed two tourists at Amsterdam’s main railway station in what prosecutors described as an attack with an extremist motive.

Seven men were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation.

The national prosecutor’s office said in a statement that heavily armed police arrested the men in the towns of Arnhem, about 100 km south of Amsterdam, and Weert in the southern Netherlands close to the borders of Germany and Belgium.

The investigation was launched by intelligence suggesting the alleged ring leader, a 34-year-old man wanted to carry out an attack at the site of a large event and cause multiple casualties, according to the statement.

The suspects allegedly wanted to use bomb vests and assault rifles to do harm at the event, and planned to detonate a car bomb at another location, prosecutors said. An investigation of potential targets was continuing.

Prosecutors said the suspects ranged in age from 21 to 34. Three of them, including the 34-year-old were previously convicted of attempting to travel overseas to join extremist networks.

The men were attempting to obtain AK47 assault rifles, handguns, bomb vests, grenades and raw materials for bombs and were looking for opportunities to train with such weapons, according to the statement.

Prosecutors said that the investigation sped up this month because of the suspects’ “advanced preparations.”

Minister for Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus told Dutch national broadcaster NOS that police acted in time to prevent an attack.

Minister for Justice and Security told Dutch national broadcaster NOS that police acted in time to prevent an attack.

“In a sense it is serious, but luckily it’s also good news - a terrorist cell that was plotting an attack has been taken down,” Minister for Justice and Security said. “They weren’t so far that it was a danger to society, in the sense that it was nearly too late. But they were quite far in their preparations.”

The men were to be brought before an investigating judge on Friday at a behind-closed-doors hearing.

The arrests came weeks after a 19-year-old citizen living in Germany allegedly stabbed two tourists at Amsterdam’s main railway station in what prosecutors described as an attack with an extremist motive.

The Dutch anti-terror coordinator’s office said in a tweet on Thursday that the allegedly foiled plot fit the current threat profile for the Netherlands, which is at four on a scale that tops out at five. The office did not raise the level following the arrests.

“IS networks are also active in the Netherlands with the intention to plot attacks in Europe,” the office said. “Today’s arrests must be seen in that light.”
 

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Good job by intelligence and security forces. That's extremely stupid to attack random people anywhere(it's major haram), and especially Netherlands? What did they do to you? Are they citizens or ...? You need to understand there is always forms of hatred in the world/society throughout all of history. It's a normal part of life, don't take it personally if you think some minority of right wing doesn't like Islam or Muslims. Let them be what they want, and just lead on with your life with class. There are hateful groups everywhere, among us Muslims we have hateful and bigoted groups that are dangerous as well. Life is not perfect or entirely beautiful, because of modern society/quality of life/democracy, an excellent job is done to hide the harder parts of life away from younger generation.

Thus they are not that used to hard comings of life or the ugly parts of life. As we are mostly a privileged group of people in history(those younger people who lived in highly developed countries), as services are more efficient than ever and so on. On other hand expenses are increasing so in on way does that mean we are less harder working. On contrary it comes with it's negatives too. And one of those is people are not exposed to knowing that some things in life are ugly and you just need to adapt to it. If you visit a third world nation you can be exposed to some of things and realize majority of people there are adapted and try to make life beautiful for themselves. So to all Muslims in Europe, my message to you is to just carry yourself with class, and stay reserved when it comes to these populist right winger movements. Don't go out and try to confront them or give them your attention.

They are not going to get anywhere, unless Europe completely collapses, and believe me after how far Europe has gotten they aren't going to allow that. So these right wing populist movements will have modernize in future and and move to center politics or something like that. As for now they are loud and emphasizing migration just to gain support base, don't fall for the hype or think something bad/dangerous is going to happen. You're going to be fine. It's like how Uber is charging low prices right now, until they kill cab industry entirely and settle down, after which prices will increase and things back to normal.

So just now life is not meant to be perfect, don't let negativity bother you, every human is exposed to negativity one way or another. Just try your best to enjoy life and focus on your relationship with you and God. These are normal sequences in life that have always been there and humanity has made it through so much.

PS: If you have this 'us vs. them' mentality you may have nihilistic tendencies that could be as a result of clinical depression. It's not normal and is mostly the struggle in your mind against yourself, but you're projecting it upon other things. So seek help from family/friends and try to have more positive outlook on life.
 

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https://www.thehindu.com/news/inter...ns-watchdog/article25123513.ece?homepage=true


Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim speaks as Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson look on during a press conference at the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service at The Hague on October 4, 2018. | Photo Credit: REUTERS


Dutch say they captured Russians trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; U.K. accuses Russian GRU spy agency of global cyber attacks; Moscow denies “diabolical perfume cocktail” of allegations.

Britain and the Netherlands accused Russia of running a global campaign of cyber attacks to undermine Western democracies, including what the Dutch government described as an attempt to hack into the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog.

Moscow denied what its Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called a “diabolical perfume cocktail” of allegations by someone with a “rich imagination”. But the accusations will deepen Moscow’s isolation at a time when its diplomatic ties with the West have been downgraded over the poisoning of a spy in England and it is under U.S. and European sanctions over its actions in Ukraine.

Dutch authorities said they had disrupted an attempt to hack into the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in April. At the time, the U.N. watchdog was investigating the poison used to attack an ex-spy in Britain and chemical weapons which the West says were used in Syria by Russia’s ally President Bashar al-Assad.

Dutch Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld called on Russia to cease its cyber activities aimed at “undermining” Western democracies.

According to a presentation by the head of the Netherlands’ military intelligence agency, four Russians arrived in the Netherlands on April 10 and were caught with spying equipment at a hotel located next to the OPCW headquarters.




The headquarters of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW at The Hague in The Netherlands. | Photo Credit: AP

The four Russians in the Netherlands were detained on April 13 and expelled to Russia, Dutch Major General Onno Eichelsheim said. They had planned to travel on to a laboratory in Spiez, Switzerland used by the OPCW to analyse samples, he said.

Russian military intelligence “is active here in the Netherlands... where a lot of international organisations are (based),” Maj. Gen. Eichelsheim said.


‘Russia’s military intelligence agency a cyber aggressor’

Earlier on October 4, Britain released an assessment based on work by its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which cast Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency as a cyber aggressor which used a network of hackers to sow worldwide discord.

The GRU, Britain said, was almost certainly behind the BadRabbit and World Anti-Doping Agency attacks, the hack of the U.S. Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016 and the theft of emails from a U.K.-based TV station in 2015.

“The GRUs actions are reckless and indiscriminate: they try to undermine and interfere in elections in other countries,” said British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. “Our message is clear — together with our allies, we will expose and respond to the GRUs attempts to undermine international stability.”

The GRU, now officially known in Russia by a shorter acronym GU, is also the agency Britain has blamed in the past for sending two agents to England to poison former spy Sergei Skripal with a chemical weapon sprayed in his door.

Mr. Skripal, his daughter and a police officer fell seriously ill; a woman later died after her partner found the poison in a discarded perfume bottle. Russia says the two men Britain blames for the attack were tourists who twice visited Mr. Skripal’s hometown during a weekend trip to England, a story Britain says is so far-fetched as to prove Moscow’s culpability.

After the Skripal poisoning, dozens of Western countries launched the biggest expulsion of Russian spies working under diplomatic cover since the height of the Cold War. Moscow replied with tit-for-tat expulsions of Westerners.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, himself a former KGB spy, said on October 3 that Mr. Skripal, a GRU officer who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain’s MI6 foreign spy service, was a “scumbag” who had betrayed Russia.

Britain said the GRU was associated with a host of hackers including APT 28, Fancy Bear, Sofacy, Pawnstorm, Sednit, CyberCaliphate, Cyber Berkut, Voodoo Bear and BlackEnergy Actors.

“This pattern of behaviour demonstrates their desire to operate without regard to international law or established norms and to do so with a feeling of impunity and without consequences,” Mr. Hunt said.

The United States sanctioned GRU officers including its chief, Igor Korobov, in 2016 and 2018 for attempted interference in the 2016 U.S. election and cyber attacks.

Australia and New Zealand backed the United Kingdom’s findings on the GRU.

“Cyberspace is not the Wild West. The International Community including Russia has agreed that international law and norms of responsible state behaviour apply in cyberspace,” Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. “By embarking on a pattern of malicious cyber behaviour, Russia has shown a total disregard for the agreements it helped to negotiate.”
 

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A number of passengers were lightly wounded during the scuffle including two passengers who were given black eyes.
Oct 06, 2018 20:09 IST


Two F-16 fighter jets.(REUTERS/Representative image)


The Dutch air force scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to escort a flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam after an onboard fight broke out with an aggressive passenger, authorities said Saturday.

“A 29-year-old man became aggressive after being asked by a purser to return to his seat,” said , a spokeswoman for the gendarmerie.

“A scuffle broke out and the cabin crew, together with other passengers managed to restrain the man,” she told AFP, declining to name the airline or flight.

A number of passengers were lightly wounded including two passengers who were given black eyes,a spokeswoman for the gendarmerie.

The plane was then given special clearance to land immediately at Schiphol airport with police arresting the man shortly afterwards.

A spokeswoman for the gendarmerie said the man was examined at the airport and officers determined that he came across as disorientated.

The man has been admitted to a psychiatric institution for observation, she said.

Although on high alert, Dutch fighter jets -- which are armed with air-to-air missiles -- are only scrambled in highly unusual cases, the Dutch air force said Saturday.
 

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