An original translation by Oz-Rita
Published Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 16:10News
This new threat is said to have been uttered by a jihadist who left to fight in Syria. He is said to have phoned his mother to tell her not to appear in places with many people …
This SMS was published by numerous medias on Friday, with all the usual
precautions. But the police, who indeed know the identity of the mother and her
son, take the matter very seriously and additional troops provide security in public
places (cinema, party rooms, Shopping centres) in the city dear to Bart De
Wever. “It is, however, difficult to judge whether these threats are serious or not,” Wouter
Bruyns, spokesman of the Antwerp police, told our colleagues from
But many experts insist that such threats must not be taken lightly.
“It is possible that new arrests Friday signify the end of the Paris and Brussels
terror cell. But it is clear that the risk of attacks is not completely ruled out ” according to Michel Liegeois, specialist in international relations and terrorism.
“Like after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, we have to ask whether the fact that Abrini is
behind bars will not encourage some of its potential accomplices, unknown until now
and feeling cornered by the investigators, to
take action. They might have the urge to act before being arrested, ” according to the Professor and researcher at the center for the study of crisis and international conflicts (UCL).