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TERROR ATTACK: Gunman Kills THREE in Anti-Jewish Rampage at Tourist Hotspot
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Posted on 05/24/2014 3:01:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway

THREE people were brutally murdered and another left seriously injured in the "worst anti-Jewish attack in Brussels since the Second World War" today after a gunman opened fire at a tourist hub in the Belgian capital.

A gunman arrived at the Jewish Museum in Brussels just before 4pm this afternoon, and carried out what was described as a "ruthless attack" as he began shooting.

Witnesses said he carried a rucksack and "looked determined" before pulling out his weapon from the bag.

Three people were killed in the shooting and one was seriously injured, while around a dozen other visitors to the museum were caught up in the carnage, suffering minor injuries and severe shock.

After the slaughter, the attacker jumped into an Audi and fled, but a quick-thinking witness managed to write down the car's number plate.

The police were alerted, who caught the suspected gunman soon afterwards.

Confirming an "undoubted terrorist attack", Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur said: "It's clearly extremely serious", and "it's not a coincidence that the target was a Jewish museum."

Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders was in earshot when he said he "heard bursts of gunfire, rushed here and saw the bodies on the ground".

A police spokesman said: "Bodies were left lying on the ground inside and outside the building.

"There was blood everywhere and people were screaming.

He added: "This was a ruthless attack."

Anti-Semitic attacks have become all too common in Europe over recent years, with Islamic radicals often behind them.

Maurice Sosnowski, President of the Coordination Centre of Jewish organisations in Belgium, said that this one, if confirmed, would be "the worst anti-Jewish attack in Brussels since the Second World War."

The Brussels museum highlights the suffering of Jews who were murdered, tortured and imprisoned during the Nazi Holocaust.

In 2012 a French-Algerian anti-Semitic fanatic called Mohamed Merah gunned down seven people in and around the south western French city of Toulouse before being killed in a shootout with police.

Among the victims of the 23-year-old Al-Qaeda supporter were three Jewish children and a rabbi who were murdered in front of their schools.

In the face of such savagery, security groups have launched numerous clamp-downs on extremists, including in cities in Belgium, which has a large Muslim population.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brussels; terrorism; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 05/24/2014 3:01:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Europeans gun laws are too lax

2 posted on 05/24/2014 3:03:46 PM PDT by willywill
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Yeah, try to legally buy a handgun in Brussels. I bet it’s much easier to buy a truckload of heroin or a busload of child sex slaves.

3 posted on 05/24/2014 3:07:41 PM PDT by samtheman
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I lived in Brussels for four years and at that time it was the safest place I had ever lived..

The bastards that did this should be taken to The Grand Place and hung.

4 posted on 05/24/2014 3:18:14 PM PDT by PLD
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This is what happens when a country welcomes Muslims. The Jewish people in France are also having difficulty and are much concerned about it.
5 posted on 05/24/2014 3:19:08 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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6 posted on 05/24/2014 3:55:12 PM PDT by lowbridge
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a. They’re just doing what their college professors tell them is needed.
b. France doesn’t care about its Jews. They are happy to let them leave. Israel is happy to receive them.
c. The media in Europe which once covered these as targeted attacks, political attacks, etc. Now rarely cover them.
d. Even major bombings aren’t covered for long.
e. Nobody cares.
f. Nobody cares.
g. Mohammad wins when there’s a camel’s nose under the tent, every time, with the exception of one place: Israel.

7 posted on 05/24/2014 4:25:59 PM PDT by golux
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My wife and I just returned from Brussels on Tuesday of this week. I was shocked by the number of muslims. We wandered down a quaint side street maybe a quarter mile from the Grand Place and realized we were surrounded by muslims. We quickly made our way onto a main street.

8 posted on 05/24/2014 6:38:19 PM PDT by brewer1516
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