A “Frenchman” was arrested today on suspicion of being the gunman who entered the Jewish Museum in Brussels and shot down four people. Although the incident now has a Mohammed Coefficient of 0%, it is nonetheless a culturally enriched crime, since the alleged perpetrator’s name is Mehdi Nemmouche, and he is thought to have visited Syria to wage jihad in the way of Allah.
The media, not surprisingly, don’t refer to any ethnicity except “French” when referring to the fellow. However, given the Francophone spelling of his surname, and his appearance in the mug shots, we may assume that he is Moroccan, Algerian, or Tunisian. Most likely Algerian, given the demographic makeup of 21st-century France.
In recent months the American media have been reporting about the “alarming increase of anti-Semitism in Europe”. In the wake of last week’s elections to the European Parliament, the drumbeat of such reporting has markedly accelerated. It’s an obvious attempt to pin the increase in Jew-hatred on the Euro-skeptical nationalist parties that did so well in the election.
But what the American media don’t like to tell their audience is that the vast majority of anti-Semitic rhetoric in Europe comes from the parties of the Left — the Social Democrats, the Communists, and the Greens, along with their “military wing”, the Autonomer, Antifa, UAF, etc.
And the actual attacks on Jews — especially the deadly ones — are carried out by Muslims. And when their political affiliations can be discovered, they are always in the Socialist orbit. None of the would-be Jew-killers among European Muslims voted for Front National, the FPÖ, Sverigedemokraterna, or any of the other anti-immigration EU-skeptical parties.
If Mr. Nemmouche has any political opinions, or political associates, you can bet they are Socialist in nature. In fact, I don’t think you could even find a bookie who was willing to take that particular bet.
Below are excerpts from the news report about the arrest published by The Telegraph:
French Arrested Suspect in Brussels Jewish Centre Attack
Alleged killer arrested for conducting attack on Jewish centre in Brussels that killed three
A Frenchman with suspected ties to Islamic radicals in Syria has been arrested over last week’s fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, investigation sources told AFP on Sunday.
The suspected gunman, 29-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche, was arrested Friday in the southern French city of Marseille in possession of a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun similar to the ones used in the attack on May 24, the sources said.
Nemmouche has been detained on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise, a judicial source said.
The office of the Belgian federal prosecutor confirmed that a suspect was being held.
“I can confirm the arrest of the suspect,” a spokeswoman told AFP. A press conference will take place in Brussels at 3:00 pm (1300 GMT).
The shooting by a lone gunman killed three people outright – an Israeli couple and a Frenchwoman, while the fourth victim, a 24-year-old Belgian man, was left clinically dead.
Authorities had released chilling security camera footage of the gunman, wearing a cap and sunglasses, walking into the museum, removing an automatic rifle from a bag and shooting through a door before making an exit.
Customs officials detained Nemmouche at Marseille’s coach station on board a bus arriving from Amsterdam via Brussels.
According to sources close to the investigation, he was carrying a Kalashnikov automatic rifle and a gun with ammunition in his luggage, as well as a miniature video camera.
“These weapons were of the type used in Brussels,” said one source. Another source close to the investigation said that “many elements are consistent with the shooting in Brussels”.
Belgian media had reported that the assailant had used a camera to film the attack in the same way as Mohammed Merah, the Frenchman who shot dead several Jews in Toulouse two years ago.
He is being questioned by the DGSI who can hold him for up to 96 hours, until Tuesday, or 144 hours, to Thursday, if investigators invoke an imminent terrorist threat.
Sources close to the investigation told AFP that during the first 24 hours of interrogation, Nemmouche remained silent.