Today, in the Belgium city of Liege, a 33 year old Muslim with the name Nordine Amrani (Nordine translates as: light of the religion) climbs on a rooftop near a busy square. From that rooftop he starts throwing hand grenades and fires his FN FAL to the busy crowd of a Christmas market and main courthouse. He kills 6 and wounds 122 more. After that Nordine is killed by his own gun (witness version) or maybe by his own hand grenade (prosecutor version).
Nordine Amrani is a known felon who already had three convictions on his name. He was released early for parole while serving time for drugs offenses and having an large illegal weapons arsenal that included a Kalashnikov and a rocket launcher. He was also very proficient with his guns, he could assemble and disable all his weapons.
What more profiling info you wane to have? Muslim, suicide attack, killing spree at Christmas Market, years prepping for fighting, not openly violent, but a seemingly large problem with (infidel) rules and authority.
But strangely enough the Belgium and Dutch media don’t even report the fact that Nordine Amarani was a Muslim or that his names means “light of the religion”. Even though the courthouse at the square received terror treads only yesterday during an honor murder trial. Also his own honor was at stake, the Belgium police had ordered him for questioning in a rape investigation today, but he never showed.
The police could not tie the attacker to any known terrorist network or extremists. Thus that was apparently enough for Prime Minister Elio di Rupo to conclude publicly only a few hours after the attack that this was an isolated incident and not an act of terrorism. They were also not looking for accomplices and could not tie him to any known terrorist network. But still, this ignores the fact that Al’Qaeda actually ordered all Muslims to do this kind of Mumbai style attacks in the Western world. Thus only by knowing his motivations, you can exclude Jihad and terrorism. That’s something you can’t figure out in a few hours after an attack.
But apparently protecting the image of Islam is more important than keeping us safe, a sad truth.
Update Expatica reports:
Belgian officials told AFP he had been released on parole in October 2010, a spokesman for Belgium’s prisons service saying he was not aware of any cross-surveillance with a Belgian national centre for threat evaluation, OCAM.
However, another official said Amrani, 33, was known to former interior minister Annemie Turtleboom.
See also: Telegraph.co.uk