Monday, August 08, 2016

Belgian Machete Attack. . . by a Muslim

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the latest Muslim terror attack in Europe, this one occurring in Charleroi, Belgium.  The attacker used a machete to wound two policewomen.  The attacker was a 33-year-old Algerian known to police for criminal offenses.  As he conducted the attack, the man shouted "Allahu akbar!"  The assailant was shot by a third officer.  He died later in a hospital.

ISIS claims the attack was in response to the "Crusader coalition's" military campaign against IS and its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

Belgium, a longtime U.S. ally, is a member of the American-led coalition combating IS, and has supplied warplanes to participate in anti-IS operations.

The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office said the attacker, who it identified only as K.B., had lived in Belgium since 2012.

"Since there are indications that the attack may have been inspired by a terrorist motive, the federal prosecutor's office decided to take over the investigation from the district prosecutor's office of Charleroi," the federal office said in a statement.

"May" have been inspired by a terrorist motive?  The attacker was Muslim, and he yelled "Allahu akbar."  Is any other evidence to determine if the attack was inspired by the need to be a Muslim terrorist necessary?

Both policewomen were "severely injured in the face and neck" in the attack.

Belgium has been on high alert since the March 22 suicide bombings claimed by Islamic State extremists that killed 32 people in Brussels.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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