Eh, it’s needless to say that Antwerp police are taking this seriously…..
No idea how they got ahold of the text message.
“Mom, do not go to places where there are a lot of people on Monday” there is a new threat that would have been uttered by a jihadist party fight in Syria. And who would have phoned his mother to tell him not to appear in places with many people …
“Mom, do not go out Monday in Belgium”: this is why we must not take this SMS a jihadist lightly
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 Nieuwsblad.
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).