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December 14, 2011

Not Only in Israel

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 11:36 am

Nordine Amrani opened fire in a crowded city square in Liege, Belgium.   Looks like he chose his target carefully:

The 33-year-old Amrani was well known to the police before he went on the rampage in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, opening fire on a square packed with children and Christmas shoppers, killing three people and wounding another 75.


At least six people are now dead and 123 injured after Nordine Amrani allegedly threw hand grenades and emptied a rifle into a crowded square on Tuesday.

The Guardian has reported that an elderly woman later died of the injuries she sustained, as did a 23-month infant and a 20-year-old man.

Immediately following the attack authorities, confirmed the death of a 15-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl and a 75-year-old woman.

Amrani is among the six people who have been reported dead.

Plus the cleaning lady.

This looks eerily familiar to those of us who followed the events of “Second Intifada” when Palestinian suicide terrorists targeted Israeli women and children, especially in crowded locations and during religious holidays.  But don’t you worry, Belgian Interior Ministry wasted no time to assure us that this particular act of terror is not terrorism.

The media, for their part, seems to be of the opinion that cannabis plants and gun parts kill people:

But who is Nordine Amrani?

Reynders has said that Amrani is a 33-year-old man who was convicted on drug and illegal arms possession charges, according to the Telegraph. He was also convicted of other crimes that included holding stolen goods.

Amrani was sentenced to 58 months in prison in September 2008 after police found several weapons in his home. He was allowed early release last year, a report noted.

According to the Telegraph, authorities found an arsenal of 10 firearms and 9,500 gun parts. Police also found 2,800 cannabis plants.

Not a word about his ethnic background.

The fact that this act of terror took place in Belgium should give a pause to any Euro appeaser because Belgium has an illustrious history of recent anti-Semitism.  For instance, in 1999 Elio Di Rupo, who is now serving as Prime Minister of the country, told Israeli ambassador that he ‘had not known that there are poor Jews’. According to an unpublished 2002 European Union report, anti-Semitic attitudes are widespread in Belgium, and acts of violence are reported.  Much of it comes from the Muslim community, but often the tendency among the country’s elites is to blame the victim.

The Belgian political establishment is staunchly anti-Israel.  Apart from declining to forge political and cultural treaties with Israel, the kind of ties that they are not too proud to maintain with Cuba, Libya and the Palestinians, Belgium does heavy lifting in international campaign of demonisation of the Jewish state.  The country threatened to try the former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for alleged war crimes.  Following the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit, ” Di Rupo came out with a press release claiming Israel used this as a pretext to start a war against Lebanon”.

All that, and Belgian children were still bombed.



  1. Muzlims doing what they do best…sigh………………

    Comment by Angel — December 14, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

  2. You have to do serious digging to find out who the guy was and that fact was totally downplayed. Yes, Islam is related to this one, too.

    Comment by Harrison — December 14, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    • All I see in the media is talk of guns and pot. There appears to be several Nordine Amrani on FB, I’d like to know which one was him.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — December 14, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

  3. Kumbaya mulitculturalism is a consummate failure — and a dangerous failure, at that.

    Of course, the media ignore discussing this murderer’s ethnic and religious background.

    The whitewash of Islam continues apace.

    Comment by Always On Watch — December 17, 2011 @ 3:21 am

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