I reported on Wednesday about two Coptic men who were burned to death by an angry Muslim mob in Egypt. Now comes word of another incident of immolation, this one in West Flanders. In this case the victim is still clinging to life, and has reported that his attackers appeared to be North Africans.
From Tuesday’s La Dernière Heure, my translation:
Man assaulted and set on fire in Tielt
He was pulled from his car, and after stealing his wallet, three men doused him with gasoline and set him on fire
TIELT — A 39-year-old man from Tielt (West Flanders) was admitted to University Hospital (UZ) in Ghent with serious injuries after a bizarre attack that occurred at dawn Tuesday on the Ieperstraat in Tielt. The man was attacked and set on fire, the Bruges prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.
The Tielt resident’s occupation involved driving people to and from the airport. While on his way to pick up a client at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, his way was blocked on the Ieperstraat in Tielt by a car with three people in it. They emerged from their vehicle and dragged the man out of his car. After stealing his wallet, the three men doused him with gasoline and set him on fire. They then fled.
– – – – – – – – –
A witness was able to call for help. Before the man lost consciousness, he was able to indicate that the three attackers were French-speakers of North African appearance. He also said they were driving a gray BMW.
The man was taken to UZ Ghent and is in critical condition. His life is still in danger. It is unknown whether the attackers knew their victim. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Judicial Police.
We’ve come to expect stabbings, shootings, bombs, and beheadings when wanton violence by Muslims appears in the news, but this incident adds a new grisly act to the “culturally enriched” repertoire.
Hat tip: TB.