Radicalization of a Belgium Student Turned Bomb Maker Was Invisible

Najim LaachraouiBRUSSELS — He attended Catholic school and studied electrical engineering. His immigrant family valued education and discipline. His brother carries the Belgian flag as a national martial arts champion.

But none of that stopped Najim Laachraoui from being drawn to the Islamic State, or from turning the technical skills that could have provided a bright future to building the bombs that, the authorities suspect, were used in the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    There, he was more of a minority, since relatively few Muslims make it to university,

    He left after just a year. He then enrolled in another school, according to his former teacher, but dropped out of that as well.

    • infedel

      Low IQ and government visa multiculti poop.

  • Brenda

    So by the last year of high school he was wearing ‘Salafist’ clothes,refusing to shake hands with women, and telling his teacher that he thought Islam was superior to the Western model. But no one could have seen this coming!

    • infedel

      Yep: I worked in inner city and these schools; stood up to the little shits… just say NO and fuck off with that little boy.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Is it possible that there is NO AMMOUNT of “vetting” that could have been done to have caught a person like him?
    Even if his entire family is clean, he still killed a few dozen Belgians.

    As long as Islam is tolerated, at any level in the west, such attrocities will continue to happen.

    • infedel

      Yep; and do not let islam in Catholic or Christian or Western schools; they will not allow you in theirs. Tolerance is not in islam doctrine; and our tolerance has limits.

      • Alain

        In past times he would not have been accepted at a Catholic school, but then in those times those schools were actually Catholic.

    • Dana Garcia

      A lot of the trouble shows up in the second generation. The original parent immigrants are kept busy just getting settled among the infidels. The kids have more time to poke around the jihad websites and hang out at the mosque.

      One indication: a Danish study found that second generation Muslim immigrants are more than twice as criminal than the first:


      So yes, the whole “vetting” process is just a charade to convince the little citizens that the government is handling the problem adequately.

      • Alain

        I know and I keep saying it. The evidence is very clear, which is why there should be no Muslim immigration whatsoever.

    • Alain

      Vetting would only be effective if it was to identify Islam as the problem. Had he rejected Islam completely then likely not a problem, but remaining Muslim of whatever description meant he was clearly a security threat.