‘ISIS’ ‘Suicide Bombing’ Stopped at Brussels Central Train Station

A suspected Islamic State sympathizer trying to carry out a suicide bombing was neutralized by Belgian police at Brussels Central Train Station in Belgium. Witnesses say the man shouted, “Allahu Akbar!” or, “Allah is the greatest!” a common, Islamist battle cry. Sky News reports that the bomber had on an explosive-laden belt. However, this was later deemed unfounded. NBC News reports that the suspect has been shot and killed by police.

Remy Bonnaffe, a witness to the attack and provider of the above photo, told Fox News, “he first heard two loud bangs like an explosion, with the first bang taking place while everyone was still at the boarding platform. When the second bang took place, everyone then hid.” According to Bonnaffe, the thing on fire in the photo is a suitcase that could have been containing an explosive device.

Journalist Tom Rogan points out that concern may now move to a secondary attack, as has been the M.O. of previous Islamic State-inspired attacks if it is indeed one. Earlier today, U.S. Central Command reported that Coalition in forces in Mayadin, Syria killed Turki-al-Bin’ ali, the “Grand Mufti,” or chief cleric, of ISIS.

ISIS has been highly active in Europe this spring and especially since the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Yesterday, a suspected Islamic State sympathizer was killed attempting to attack police in Champs-Elysses, Paris.

ISIS has attacked Brussels before. In March 2016, Islamic State-inspired men carried out 3 coordinated suicide bombings, two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. The suspects, 3 of 5 which committed suicide in the attack, were all of either Moroccan or Syrian descent. Mohamed Abrini, one of the attackers, failed to commit suicide and was arrested. Osama Krayem, the Syrian, was also arrested.

The attack left 32 dead. All of the attackers had involvement in the 2015 Paris attacks.

Belgium has been described as ISIS’ terrorist “hot bed,” reports The New York Times. They write, “It has become Europe’s biggest per capita contributor of fighters to Syria, and its capital has become an incubator for radicalism.” According to Business Insider, the small country, which borders France, the Netherlands, and Germany, has high rates of terrorist sympathizers because of “socio-economic inequality, existing terrorist networks, and an overwhelmed security force.”

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Anonymous

“According to Business Insider, the small country, which borders France, the Netherlands, and Germany, has high rates of terrorist sympathizers because of “socio-economic inequality, existing terrorist networks, and an overwhelmed security force.” Uh, no. Belgium has a terrorism problem because it has a muslim problem.

Anonymous

That’s easy for you to say from your computer far away from Belgium. If you actually came to the country and saw the situation you’d feel much different. There is deep seeded racism in the belgian society and this affects all people who aren’t of european descent. This is also linked to income inequality. It just so happens that many of the immigrants coming to belgium are from Morocco. If you lived in a society where nobody respects you, forces you into a ghetto, and doesn’t want to integrate you into their culture you’d be pretty frustrated also, and this is what leads to radicalization. The problem isn’t that there’s too many muslims in this european country, the problem is that the belgian society thinks that these two very different cultures can live together with no mixing between the two.

Come to the country and you’ll see some pretty extreme segregation. Schools that are 99% white not even a km from schools that are 99% immigrants.

anti galleta

“…deep seeded racism in the belgian society and this affects all people who aren’t of european descent.”

Deep seeded racism in the AMERICAN society and this affects all people who aren’t of european descent. Fixed it.

anti galleta

“If you lived in a society where nobody respects you, forces you into a ghetto, and doesn’t want to integrate you into their culture you’d be pretty frustrated also”
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Again i thought you were talking about black americans (aka) sons and daughter of African slaves.

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