Call for investigation into JW child abuse in the Netherlands

by Anders Andersen 18 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    After yesterday's newspaper articles about how JW (mis)handle child abuse cases, today the newspaper reports that both members of the national House of Representatives, and the National Commissioner on Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence against Children are petitioning the minister / secretary of state to launch an investigation into JW and other closed religious communities.

    The newspaper article (in Dutch)

    The newspaper also published the personal story of a victim, and how he fought for justice within JW to no avail.
    This story is from my home town (just few years before I move there), different congregation in the same hall.

  • Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho
    Wake Me Up Before You Jo-Ho

    I kind of feel bad laughing about the irony of Watchtower possibly being banned in yet another country. Bible prophecy rings true: false religion gets banned FIRST, JWs. Guess WT is number one on that list.

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    BTW (Dutch) people who wish to share a story about (mis)handling of child abuse within JW are invited to contact misbruik@trouw.nl


    I guess that every fact that emerges adds to the arguments to start a government investigation...

  • redpilltwice
    redpilltwice

    Thanks for sharing Anders, I've been waiting for this day to come...hellelujah (hell for the wt). As yesterday's article made clear...there are victims who refuse to contact the police/authorities because of the first verses of 1 Corinthians chapter 6, that's sad...very sad. Hopefully the heat of an official investigation will strenghten them to step up against the WT FOG tactics and policies.

    In 2011 the Deetman commission dealt with the history of abuse within Dutch Roman Catholic institutions. The witnesses were relieved that the sins of that prominent part of Babylon were finally exposed with regard to the public.

    Oh how the tables have turned...(to be continued).

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    I know of at least one person who'll send an email to misbruik@trouw.nl about an abuse case in their congregation in the past and how JW didn't properly handle it.

    Hopefully there'll be more people willing to come forward.

    Btw I never understood why - apart from the Catholic Church - no investigation was done around here.
    But now the time is right: abuse within sports clubs is a topic now, and we can add closed religious communities to the list of those to be investigated I hope.

  • redpilltwice
    redpilltwice
    I know of at least one person who'll send an email to misbruik@trouw .nl about an abuse case in their congregation in the past and how JW didn't properly handle it.

    Wow, great to hear Anders.

    I´m sick and tired of the constant denial by WT and their distraction of these scandals by focusing on the Russian events/ban, things that fit their agenda. Collectively, the Dutch seem to have missed/ignored the 2015 ARC hearings but hopefully now it´s time to finally face the facts.

    Btw I never understood why - apart from the Catholic Church - no investigation was done around here.

    Me too, it was quite ironic that straight after the 2011 Deetman papers (who have done some serious damage to the RCC) the Candace Conti case triggered a whole new global awareness of problems within the WT in 2012. ARC followed in 2015 that opened many eyes and now we can finally see how the Dutch will react to the inconvenient truth...

  • flipper
    flipper

    This organization needs to be exposed worldwide for it's horrid child abuse policies. Period. Exclamation point ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper

  • scratchme1010
    scratchme1010

    Good for JW children, but overall, that approach is more based on what is news than preventive.

  • Vidiot
    Vidiot
    Wake Me Up - "...the irony of Watchtower possibly being banned in yet another country. Bible prophecy rings true: false religion gets banned FIRST, JWs. Guess WT is number one on that list."

    Important to remember, any time you hear a JW start to tout this as the Beginning of the End...

    ..."Um, isn't 'False Religion' supposed to be attacked first?"

    :smirk:

  • Anders Andersen

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