Is this real life or is this just fantasy? – Freddie MercurySince the Brussels bombing, Belgian authorities have been aggressively taking down ISIS terror cells. The city of Brussels had garnered a reputation as a haven for terrorists, so much so that they ran a public ad campaign to dispel the “myth.”
The Brussels bombing occurred two months later, and the campaign quickly disappeared.After a recent move reported by Russia Today, one can’t help but worry the entire country is on the verge of gaining the reputation of Brussels.
An al-Qaida terrorist convicted of plotting attacks against US targets in Europe received about €78,000 [U.S. $88,000] in compensation, as he claimed his human rights were violated by his extradition to the US, it has emerged.In other words: pity the terrorist. If only they were as concerned over *our* human rights.
The information was revealed in Belgian media on Thursday. The compensation to the extremist – who was convicted of planning an attack on troops at a Belgian airbase and was suspected of planning an assault on the US embassy in Paris – was approved by the European Court of Human Rights back in 2014.
Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian professional football player turned jihadist, was convicted on charges of association with al-Qaida militant group and plotting attacks on US targets.He was also accused of plotting an attack on the US embassy in Paris in 2001. According to reports, Trabelsi planned to become a suicide bomber. Those charges, however, were soon dropped.
In 2003 Trabelsi was sentenced by a Belgian court to 10 years in jail. He was officially accused of acts of criminal conspiracy, destruction by explosion, possession of combat weapons and belonging to a private militia.
In 2013 he was extradited to the US and has been in jail since.
Can’t but help wonder where he’s going to spent that 78,000 Euros considering that he’s imprisoned? He’s not going to be the one spending it, and considering the friends he keeps, pretty sure we know in whose hands it’ll eventually end up.[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]