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Belgian PM’s Office: Muslims Celebrated and Rioted After Brussels Attack

Belgian vice PM acknowledges street celebrations following Brussels attacks

March 30, 2016 7:10am
Source: JTA

The aftermath of an explosion in a metro train in Brussels on March 22, 2016. Courtesy of Alexandre De Meeter/


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) – In the days following terrorist attacks in Brussels, street celebrations broke out in several places in Belgium, the county’s vice prime minister said.

Jan Jambon made the statement about the March 22 bombings, which killed 35 people, on Wednesday during a symposium titled “Terrorism, Israel and International Law” and organized by the Dutch anti-racism and pro-Israel lobby group CIDI, or the Center of Information and Documentation on Israel, in The Hague.

Jambon, a rightist politician, made the remark while acknowledging Belgium has a jihadism problem. One of Europe’s smallest countries, Belgium is the continent’s biggest per capita source of jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq, CNN reported. In February, Jambon revealed Belgium’s intelligence services have flagged 451 citizens as jihadists.

But, Jambon said, racial profiling of jihadists is ineffective. He also said jihadists hail from various backgrounds, “including doctors, lawyers, and common criminals,” and not only from poor environments. Only one in six jihadists comes from a poor home in Belgium, he said. Jambon urged better pan-European cooperation on terrorism.

Jambon’s statement on street celebrations follows criticism of the media’s failure to cover such events, including by the prime minister of the Flemish Region, one of the federal Belgian state’s three autonomous states. Flemish Prime Minister Geer Bourgeois said that shortly before the attacks, which are believed to have been the work of Islamic State terrorists, his region’s public broadcaster did not report on riots by Muslims. The attacks happened four days after the arrest of Salah Abdelslam, a suspected terrorist alleged to have been involved in terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris last November.

[The Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois, head of the Bourgeois Government (Regering-Bourgeois) since July 2014.]

“It is, to me, highly shocking that after Abdelslam’s arrest, 200 young people of foreign origins hurled spontaneously bottles and stones on our police,” Bourgeois said. “It is regrettable that we saw nothing of these images on national television news.”

VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster, said it did not report about the incident for technical reasons and not out of a desire to silence it.

15 thoughts on “Belgian PM’s Office: Muslims Celebrated and Rioted After Brussels Attack

  1. I hope their leaders continue to shine a light on it. That sort of filtering is exactly what we get everywhere. Including America.

    There was another attack a few days ago in America where a black man slashed at a white woman’s throat because she was white. This is in New York. Had you heard about it through the media? No.
    He literally said that is the entire reason he attacked her. The police are only “mulling over” if it should be considered a hate crime. Is it only a racist hate crime when it’s against a black or muslim?

    Liked by 1 person

    • What do you mean IF? It will come to to the US no matter how many rights you give muslims over and above the rest of the population. The only way it won’t go to the US is by having politicians who will stand up for free speech, freedom of choice, freedom of religion and from what I can see the Republicans will do anything they can to prevent Trump getting the nomination and the Democrats are going to nominate either Sanders or Clinton both of whom seem to favour Islam over freedom.


    • It’s long since already in the U.S. Reflect on the significant influence of CAIR on the current Obama and even the previous Bush administration. The FBI, intelligence, and counterintelligence agencies are forbidden from associating Islam with terror and using references to Islam and Muslims in their training and operational material.

      There are millions of Muslims in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands arriving each annually. Did you read this post ? –

      Muslims are always Muslims first and foremost, a member of the Ummah. A patriotic Muslim is an oxymoron. Muslims venerate Muhammad, not any of the founding fathers, Uncle Sam, or the Constitution. The Quran is their constitution.


  2. Doesn’t Belgian think it’s time to start deporting them …..if you have enough police ask other nearby countries to help send them back to where they come from,if this is not possible then
    cut off their welfare these,people go where the money is,no money. …..they will leave

    – Jacquie



    • Europe won’t allow it. It goes against the human rights of the muslims. It doesn’t matter to the idiots in charge of the EU that the rights of the muslims deny the rights of the rest of the Europeans.


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