Translated by Hermes:
Joelle Milquet, the Belgian federal interior minister vowed to punish the “unacceptable and utterly astonishing” declarations of the representatives from the radical islamist group “Sharia4Belgium” made in a press conference in which they justified the behavior of one of its members which injured a female police officer after having refused to unveil herself. The Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels, which is populated by an important muslim immigrant community, has returned to normality after the severe incidents which took place there last thursday, and which made authorities declare a curfew.
The minister Milquet declared that “beyond this unacceptable happenings, the unbelievable declarations made during the demonstration, the press conference and in the video made public are unacceptable and deeply condemnable”. Fouad Belkace, the spokesperson for this extremist organization declared that he was proud of Stephanie’s attitude, a converted Belgian who refused to unveil herself when asked to do so by the police officer, because the wearing of the Niqab or any other article of clothing covering the face of a person is forbidden (in Belgium)
Belkace even said that “given the fact that western women want to show themselves just as objects of desire, the officer with the broken nose could take advantage of the situation and undergo plastic surgery”, and “she would have broken her spine if God had wanted it so”. The press conference of the organization was sprinkled with declarations like “we muslims have not even a gram of respect towards you infidels nor your way of life, because our religion is superior to yours.”
According to Milquet, these statements “will have consequences”, for “justice is doing its job”, and meanwhile the security forces “will strengthen their fight against radicalism”, for which she foresees the introduction of a “specific plan.”
The problem is that the incident could have political implications intertwined in all directions. A socialist deputy of Brussels from Moroccan origin, Jamal Ikazban, has denounced in the press that the happenings are “due to provocations from both sides”, but in fact liberals, which are at the opposition side in Molembeek, have blamed socialists for their failed integration policies. On thursday, a gossip about a muslim woman who had allegedly been raped began to circulate during the incident with the police, and this created a sudden demonstration against which five police squads, 2 water cannons and a helicopter had to be deployed in order to contain the crowds.
Translation of video: Michael Laudahn
Sharia4Belgium expands to Brussels
Now the Sharia4Belgium moslem extremists try to expand their action territory from Antwerp to Brussels. This is being stated by police and justice, after several days of disturbance in the Brussels municipality Sint-Jans-Molenbeek. Last night, new fights erupted when police wanted to control the identity of a number of suspects.