MISUNDERSTANDERS OF ISLAM: Violence and Riots Break out in Molenbeek After Paris Terror Suspect’s Arrest

The most wanted terrorist in Europe, considered the mastermind in November’s multi-targeted attack in Paris that left 130 people dead, was arrested Friday by Belgian authorities.

But residents in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, where Saleh Abdeslam was captured, didn’t breathe a sigh of relief. Within hours, the district, which has a majority Muslim population, erupted into riots. Dozens of Abdeslam’s fans attacked police with bottles, stones, and other objects, local press reported, angered by the arrest of their “hero.”


The situation is developing.

Worse yet, Belgian newspaper De Morgen reported that “the whole neighborhood” knew where Abdeslam was ever since the Paris attacks. Nobody tipped off authorities.

The violence and code of silence over Abeslam’s hideout is not as surprising as it might seem. As we’ve noted previously, the Paris attacks were hatched in Molenbeek, in addition to the 2015 attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s offices. (Read more from “MISUNDERSTANDERS OF ISLAM: Violence and Riots Break out in Molenbeek After Paris Terror Suspect’s Arrest” HERE)

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  • Barbaree

    Tell me, again, obama, how this has nothing to do with islam!

  • raynbene

    Good heavens – muslimes rioting because Belgian police captured the most wanted muslime terrorist they were protecting – the only ones shocked by this would be a few European libs and the current pretenseident of the USA – and remember – muslime terrorism has nothing to do with islum ! !

  • ONTIME

    It is best to nip this kind of reaction in the bud and go into those districts with military force and push the bad actors out to force them out of France…You either love your country or you give it away to the freeloaders and thieves…..

  • Joyce A. King

    Well ship that whole neighborhood back where they came from.