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How do we combat Islam-inspired terrorism?

January 2015

Our tolerance is an achievement of the Dutch Republic from the 16th to the 18th century. People were convinced that their own religion was the true one, and that the others would undoubtedly end up in hell. But on the streets and in commerce people considered and treated each other as equals and respected one another as human beings.

Discrimination against Muslims and other immigrants should be vigorously contested, but once people become terrorists, they should be dealt with forcefully, with the heavy hand of government. Where the violent version of Islam gains the upper hand and attains political power, it will be done and over with regarding our freedoms.

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Declaration on the disaster with Flight MH17

31 July 2014

We, members of the International Committee for Humanitarian Intervention (ICH), are saddened and appalled by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17th this year, and the terrible events that followed.

We wish the relatives, close family and friends of the 298 victims all the strength they need in coping with this loss. Among the victims were 196 Dutch passengers, and that has hit the Netherlands particularly hard. The dignified handling by the Dutch people with the loss has gained admiration around the world.

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