Dutch government clamps down on radicalization

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government has unveiled a raft of measures aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a day after police announced the arrest of two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in conflicts in Syria and Iraq.


The proposals include beefing up the government's powers to strip people of their Dutch nationality if they join terrorist organizations overseas or play a role -- as teacher or student -- in foreign terror training camps.


They also are aimed at countering the spread of extremism online and via social media by tackling Internet providers that knowingly allow terror organizations to spread jihadi propaganda.