The Belgian authorities will attempt to dissuade illegal migrants from settling in their country with a social media campaign.
Couple charged with planning attack on ‘cult-like’ Iran group in France
Belgian authorities have arrested a married couple who are accused of preparing a bomb attack during a packed rally held by an Iranian opposition group in France last weekend.
As well as Iranian exiles, there were numerous American speakers at the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MeK) event, including Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s attorney.
The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said on Monday that the couple, Belgian citizens of Iranian heritage in their 30s, were charged with “attempt at terrorist murder and preparing a terrorist crime” against the Iranian opposition group in Villepinte, near Paris.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will head to Brussels to attend the NATO summit on July 11, and U.S. President Donald Trump has already begun berating Canada for failing to meet the alliance’s defence spending targets.
The Belgian Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis, operating under the authority of the Federal Public Service Interior, started receiving about 60 reports daily from citizens about individuals who pose a potential terrorist threat after the deadly knife and shooting attack in the city of Liege, De Morgen reported Saturday.
“There will be no more European Union” unless the continent shuts the border and makes illegal migration “impossible”, Belgium has declared, as interior ministers from the EU28 met to discuss plans for a common asylum policy.
That’s great but who listens to Belgium?
Prison authorities were warned that the suspected terrorist who went on a bloody rampage in the Belgian city of Liege was radicalised before he killed two policewomen and a passerby while on a temporary release pass from jail.
Belgian media reported that a guard informed prison bosses on Saturday, two days before the killings, that Benjamin Herman, 31, was spending too much time with a suspected Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) recruiter and a childhood friend of one of the 2016 Brussels bombers. Herman was released on Monday and struck in the heart of Belgium’s third city on Tuesday.
Two police officers and a passer-by have been killed after a man opened fire in Liege, Belgium. The attacker was shot dead after taking a woman hostage in a local high school. The incident is being investigated as terrorism.
A local prosecutor told a news conference that the man attacked the two female officers from behind with a knife before taking one of their guns and shooting them dead. The third victim was a male passenger in a parked car.
Another two people have been injured in the incident, according to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. Police cordoned off an area around Avroy Boulevard in the center of the city following the attack.
Moment Belgian gunman dies in a hail of police bullets caught on camera
A gunman who fatally shot three people outside a cafe and took one woman hostage at a school in Liège, Belgium, on Tuesday morning allegedly shouted ‘Allah hu Akbar’ before being shot dead by police.
He was a moderate Muslim right up to the moment he started killing.
An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group.
Tarik Jadaoun – known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Beljiki – earlier pleaded not guilty to a range of terror, insisting he had ‘got lost’ and pleading for mercy.
Born in 1988, Jadaoun – who was captured in ex-IS bastion Mosul in August -appeared before the Baghdad court dressed in a beige prison uniform with a shaved head and bushy moustache.
Molenbeek mayor threatens legal action against Katie Hopkins
Molenbeek mayor Françoise Schepmans (photo) has threatened legal action for defamation against the British newspaper pundit Katie Hopkins over a report Hopkins made for the tabloid news channel Rebel News in which she described Molenbeek as the “jihad capital” of Europe.
In the report, Hopkins, who is not a journalist, interviews Schepmans over the fact that the mayor had been given a list of names of people to watch in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015. The list included the name, among others, of Salah Abdeslam, who was later found to have taken part in the attacks, as well as those in March 2016 which hit Zaventem and Brussels.
She better sue the New York Times as well… Molenbeek, Belgium’s ‘Jihad Central’
A Belgian man and his son were brutally beaten by several men on Saturday afternoon in Antwerp after they sat down on the terrace of a halal restaurant while drinking alcohol.
The incident happened at the “Rooseveltplaats” in Antwerp. According to Belgian newspaper HLN, the elderly man was drinking alcohol together with his son on the terrace of a Kebab shop.
A number of Muslim institutions in Belgium are using ultra-conservative manuals containing anti-Semitic passages to train imams, according to a confidential report by the country’s coordination body for threat assessment (OCAM).
The body found that training manuals used in Brussels’ Grand Mosque, as well as other institutions, contained “outdated and extremely conservative language” and teachings that stand in “stark contrast with Belgian or European social contexts,” according to RTL.
The study, which analyzed manuals used in 2016 and 2017, was originally intended for the parliamentary committee following up on the March 2016 terror attacks in Brussels.
Fewer than one in five Flemish Belgians consider Islamic values compatible with their own way of life, a survey has found, with many Muslim migrants saying Islam is more important than Belgian law.
We rarely see polls like this in Canada, because it undermines the Big Lie of multiculty diversity that is forced down our throats daily.
Taoufik A. raped a Belgian woman during a burglary in the Belgian town of Kortrijk. He was finally caught, nearly five years after his horrible act, after an international DNA investigation, Belgian newspaper HLN reports.