Belgium jails Syria jihad recruiters for up to 20 years

32 people were charged with running one of Belgium’s largest jihadist recruitment networks

A court handed down jail terms of up to 20 years Wednesday after a trial of 32 people charged with running one of Belgium’s largest jihadist recruitment networks sending fighters to Syria, reports said.

Many of the defendants were tried in absentia, among them Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was sentenced to 20 years, the Belga news agency said.

Abaaoud, a Belgian of Moroccan origin, remains at large after slipping through a police dragnet in connection with a separate case.

  • Gary

    Won’t be long before it will be easier to put Gold Domes on every prison in the Western nations since there will be more muslim in them than the current Mosques.

  • The Butterfly

    This won’t cost Belgium anything, thank goodness.