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  • Danish woman deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove niqab at Belgian airport

    09/17/2017 3:37:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said. The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia. Theo Francken ✔ @FranckenTheo A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis. 1:53 AM - Sep 16, 2017In a post on Facebook, immigration minister Theo Francken said that the woman had refused to show her...
  • [Catholic Caucus] BELGIAN BISHOPS: DIVORCED & CIVILLY REMARRIED MAY RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION

    05/31/2017 9:00:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 30, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    Belgian Bishops: Divorced & Civilly Remarried May Receive Holy Communion Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. ChurchMilitant.com May 30, 2017 54 CommentsGuidelines allow divorced and sexually active laity to follow their own conscience BRUSSELS, Belgium (ChurchMilitant.com) - The bishops of Belgium are saying that divorced Catholics, who are sexually active, may follow their conscience to the Communion rail. On May 24, the Belgian bishops published a pastoral letter in Dutch and French,giving an interpretion of the papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL) that allows divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to decide for themselves whether they should receive the sacraments. The...
  • Turkish assailant stabs Belgian politician in Liege

    05/04/2017 6:28:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 11:06 | none stated
    A Turkish assailant stabbed and wounded a Belgian politician in Liege, Belgium. Belgian Labor Party (PTB) Spokesperson and federal parliamentarian Raoul Hedebouw was stabbed during the May Day events in Liege. Hedebouw got injured in his leg and taken to hospital after the attack. Belgian press reported that the assailant is Turkish and requested a Turkish speaking translator for his testimony. The assailant is reported to have a prior criminal record at police. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel condemned the attack on parliamentarian Raoul Hedebouw and expressed his opposition to all forms of violence as he wished Hedebouw a speedy...
  • Brussels police stabbed in 'terror' attack

    10/05/2016 7:30:55 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 Oct 2016
    Two police officers have been stabbed in Brussels in a possible terrorist incident, Belgian prosecutors say. One officer was stabbed in the neck and another in the stomach, while a third officer who arrived at the scene suffered a broken nose, Belgian broadcaster VRT reports. The attacker was shot in the leg and taken away by ambulance. It comes just hours after two major train stations in the Belgian capital were evacuated following a bomb scare.
  • World's oldest priest says strict routine basis of long life

    07/10/2016 11:50:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2016
    ather Jacques Clemens attends a mass at St. Benoit church in Nalinnes, Belgium, July 10, 2016. NALINNES, Belgium A strict daily routine is the recipe for a long life, according to the world's oldest priest, Belgian Jacques Clemens, who will celebrate his 107th birthday on Monday.Clemens, who has also celebrated his 80th anniversary as a Catholic priest, gets up every morning at 5.30 a.m. and goes to bed at 9.00 p.m. When Clemens was about to retire at 75, his bishop asked him to remain in service until they found a successor - he only stopped holding regular church services...
  • Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable, Guard Murdered; Security Pass Stolen

    03/26/2016 8:21:43 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/25/2016 | ALISSA J. RUBIN and MILAN SCHREUER
    BRUSSELS As a dragnet aimed at Islamic State operatives spiraled across Brussels and into at least five European countries on Friday, the authorities were also focusing on a narrower but increasingly alarming threat: the vulnerability of Belgiums nuclear installations. The investigation into this weeks deadly attacks in Brussels has prompted worries that the Islamic State is seeking to attack, infiltrate or sabotage nuclear installations or obtain nuclear or radioactive material. This is especially worrying in a country with a history of security lapses at its nuclear facilities, a weak intelligence apparatus and a deeply rooted terrorist network. On Friday,...
  • Hostages Taken, Shots Fired in Northern France

    11/24/2015 11:23:33 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 104 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Unknown
    A hostage situation has reportedly erupted in the northern French town of Roubaix, close to the Belgian border, with medical services reporting several gunshot wounds. The town is located approximately one hour west of Brussels.
  • French authorities identify suspected mastermind of Paris terror attacks

    11/16/2015 2:21:36 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 42 replies
    9News Australia ^ | 16NOV2015 | Straff
    French authorities have reportedly identified the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks as a 27-year-old Belgian, who may have also tried to orchestrate earlier thwarted attacks on trains and churches.
  • Belgian WWII nurse who helped save hundreds of US troops dies at 94

    08/27/2015 6:29:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/26/2015 | AP
    A Belgian nurse who helped save hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II has died aged 94. Augusta Chiwy died on Sunday and will be buried in the town of Bastogne, southeast Belgium on Saturday following a civilian and military ceremony, according to her family. Chiwy, who was born in Belgian Congo in 1921, was portrayed as the character Anna in the book and TV series Band of Brothers. The Battle of the Bulge came during the final stages of World War II when Adolf Hitler launched a major offensive...
  • Document Dated February/3/2003: Chemical Gears for The Chemical Group Translation)

    03/25/2006 1:05:50 PM PST · by jveritas · 55 replies · 6,707+ views
    In page 3 this Saddam Regime document ISGZ-2004-019744.pdf dated February/3/2003 there is a request to supply Chemical gear for the Chemical group. This document is a letter from an Iraqi Export and Import Company Vendor addressed to the Iraqi Army Commission Of Equipment stating his pleasure to provide the Chemical Gear for the Chemical Group and he goes into Chemical gear equipment he can provides. This Chemical Group is part of the Feedaeyeen Saddam as other parts of the document indicate. Beginning of the translation page 3 of the ISGZ-2004-019744.pdf : In the Name of God the Most Merciful The...
  • Belgian World Cup fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands modelling contract with Loreal

    07/09/2014 9:38:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    http://www.couriermail.com.au ^ | July 10, 2014 | John DeMarzo
    Axelle Despiegelaere was just a face in the crowd, watching her Belgium football team prepare to take on Russia in a Group H World Cup game two weeks ago in Brazil. Then the 17-year-old had her photograph taken. The photo went viral, making the rounds on Twitter and ending up in newspapers all over the world.
  • Belgian Beer Bar to Bring 'Waffle Burgers' to Ninth Avenue

    04/19/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 19, 2014 | Matthew Katz
    Belgian beer and waffle-wrapped burgers are on the way to a new Hell's Kitchen bar. The Jolly Monk, a Belgian craft beer spot, is opening this summer at 701 Ninth Ave., the space that was formerly home to the controversial bar Traffic. Hell's Kitchen Hospitality which owns House of Brews, the New York Beer Company and Oliver's Astoria envisions the new 74-person bar as a bastion for all things Belgian, from beer to snacks like freshly made waffles. "It's going to be a relaxed atmosphere," said co-owner Patrick Schmidt, who lives in Hell's Kitchen. "We're going to be...
  • Insanity: Belgian Senate passes bill permitting doctors to euthanize children

    12/13/2013 7:24:49 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | John-Henry Westen
    BRUSSELS, December 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In 50-17 vote today, the Belgian Senate approved a bill that would allow euthanasia for children. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for final approval before being sent to the King to be signed into law. Most political observers are predicting the passage of the bill. Currently the law in Belgium allows euthanasia requests for those over 18 and of sound mind, although it is acknowledged that these restrictions are widely ignored. The bill allows euthanasia, with parental consent, for children experiencing intolerable physical pain and who are suffering from a...
  • Starstruck no more! Young Belgian woman finally has 56 star tattoos removed from her face....

    06/01/2013 9:55:40 AM PDT · by davemac.439 · 57 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 16:03, 1 June 2013 | Lyle Brennan and Snejana Farberov
    It took Kimberly Vlaminck three long years and nine painful laser treatments to finally look like herself again - her face no longer etched with 56 tattooed stars. Vlaminck, a 22-year-old from Belgium, made headlines around the world in 2009 after she emerged from a tattoo parlor with an entire constellation inked on the left side of her face. Initially, then-19-year-old Vlaminck lied to her parents and the media, claiming that she asked a local tattooist for only three stars near her eyes, but he kept adding more and more after she dozed off under the needle.
  • Belgian Anti-Semitism

    05/21/2013 2:09:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 5/21/13 | staff
    Interview with Prof. Mark Elchardus of the Free Univ. of Brussels: "At the Brussels secondary schools, almost every second student is a Muslim." There is a major difference in anti-Semitic attitudes between Muslim students and non-Muslim ones in Dutch-speaking secondary schools in Belgium. About 50% of the Muslim students express anti-Semitic attitudes, as opposed to 10% of the others. These findings resulted from our study in Brussels titled Youth in Brussels and studies thereafter in Antwerp and Gent. In general, anti-Semitism is somewhat lower in Gent than in Antwerp and Brussels. The youths we studied were generally in the age...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views
    typicallyspanish.com ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramn Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, Dont kill him! He must talk. Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • French actor Depardieu seeks Belgian residency - mayor

    12/09/2012 2:00:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/9/12 | Vicky Buffery | Reuters
    PARIS (Reuters) - Actor Gerard Depardieu has become the latest Frenchman to look for shelter outside his native country after a series of tax hikes by Socialist President Francois Hollande on the wealthy. The "Cyrano de Bergerac" star has bought a house in the Belgian village of Nechin near the French border, local mayor Daniel Senesael told French media on Sunday, adding he had also enquired about procedures for acquiring Belgian residency. ... "I think he wanted to enjoy the atmosphere in Belgium, our identity, the rural, bucolic setting," Senesael told RTL radio. For Depardieu, best known for his roles...
  • Belgian Anti-Semitism Leads to More Aliyah

    01/14/2011 8:48:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 1/14/11 | Elad Benari
    According to figures released by the Jewish Agency and published this past week on the FightHatred.com website, in 2010 there was an increase of 63 percent in the number of Belgian Jews who made aliyah to Israel. Two hundred and fifty Belgian Jews chose to make Israel their home in 2010, compared to 152 in 2009. The report cites increasingly open anti-Semitism in recent years and the rise of violent attacks against members of the community, especially its highly-visible hareidi religious members, as causes for the sharp rise in the numbers of individuals making aliyah. There are 40,000 Jews in...
  • Allah Takes Over Catholic Church (Many photos at link)

    06/19/2010 5:54:14 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 32 replies · 1,389+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 2006-05-07 | Paul Belien
    The Belgian Bishops have opened their churches to illegal immigrants in order to pressurize the Belgian authorities to allow the immigrants to stay in the country. Most of the immigrant squatters in the churches are Muslims. They display banners in the church showing the name of Allah (picture taken in the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Brussels). The Belgian Bishops are so ignorant that they do not see what is going on: their churches are being turned into mosques before their very eyes. The Muslim squatters hold Islamic prayer services in the church. The altar has been moved...
  • Belgian bishop quits over abuse

    04/23/2010 1:51:01 PM PDT · by Palter · 10 replies · 353+ views
    AP ^ | 23 April 2010 | ROBERT WIELAARD
    BRUSSELS Belgium's longest serving bishop resigned Friday, expressing sorrow for having sexually abused a young boy both as a priest and after becoming a bishop in 1984. The resignation of Roger Vangheluwe, 73, the Bishop of Bruges, was the first from Belgium since a child abuse scandal began testing the Catholic Church several months ago in Europe and the United States. His resignation stands out because while several bishops have resigned amid the abuse scandal three from Ireland in the past four months alone they did so under the weight of accusations they shielded pedophiles in their...