Terrorism

Belgian Vice PM: Muslims celebrated Brussels attack in streets, media silent

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On Wednesday, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reported that Belgian Vice Prime Minister Jan Jambon said that street celebrations broke out after the tragic attack in Brussels.

Worse yet, he said, media outlets refused to report them.

“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,” he said. “It is regrettable that we saw nothing of these images on national television news.”

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JTA added:

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.

Pamela Geller weighed in:

Young, old, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands slaughtered in cold blood, and still the media, political and cultural elites are covering for these savages. It’s time for a revolution against the enemedia, the jihadis and their handler/apologists.

Muslims celebrated Brussels, just as they celebrated 9/11. And 15 years later, the West is as subdued as ever (more now, methinks).

According to JTA, the Flemish broadcaster VRT said it did not report the incident due to technical reasons and not out of a desire to silence it.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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