Like Father, Like Son

Last week a young “Belgian” made headlines by appearing in a video on the streets of Verviers where he called for Christians to be slaughtered. The 15-year-old’s father is a well-known imam who was already facing deportation. Now it is possible that both father and son may be deported.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this news report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


00:04   The imam from Verviers who is risking
00:08   deportation was arrested with his wife and his son.
00:12   His son who was videotaped, as you might remember, while making death threats towards Christians.
00:17   The young man, who will appear before the juvenile court,
00:21   was released on bail; he’s trying to minimise the facts,
00:24   and this morning he talked to one of our teams: Mathieu Langer with David Buhler.
00:28   “Arrested yesterday by the federal police,
00:32   around 5pm, the imam Sheikh Alami, his wife
00:38   and their son released around 2am. We met his son today.
00:42   He regrets the video he recorded on the streets of Verviers, calling for
00:46   the murder of Christians, and he thinks he was misunderstood.
00:50   “In hindsight I regret this video. I misspoke. I meant the regime of Bashar, and the Christians;
00:54   those words in Arabic are very similar.
00:58   I used the wrong words, All I was saying I learned by heart. There were words that I understood,
01:02   and others that I didn’t. The police took his cell phone in order to find proof of his contacts
01:10   with jihadists. He does confirm that a couple of months ago,
01:14   he was receiving and sending messages to Syria:
01:18   “I was saying, hi, how are you? Still alive? mdr [French: died of laughter], lol.”
01:22   They were sending us pictures, videos; it was really disgusting to watch.
01:26   There were corpses, heads on pikes… they asked me many times to join,
01:30   but I was too scared to contradict my family… they were saying: ‘What, you’re not coming?’
01:34   I answered, ‘God willing.’”
01:38   His parents, who are still being interrogated, should be back home in the afternoon.
01:41   His father is the imam, the radical preacher, who was under order of deportation,
01:45   but the procedure was never finished, because of his double nationality:
01:48   Moroccan and Dutch. This time the mayor of Verviers is hoping
01:54   to be able to find a solution very soon. “All I am hoping for
01:58   is that this will be taken — no doubt — extremely seriously.
02:02   Because we saw in Turkey only yesterday youngsters 14 years of age who perpetrate the attacks;
02:06   so we can see, that there’s apparently no lower age limit for terror
02:10   and for the horror, and for perpetrating these types of acts. And for me, as I already said:
02:13   those people are time bombs.” Arriving yesterday from his holidays in Morocco, the son of the imam
02:16   will be re-interrogated tomorrow by the Liège police.
02:22   Still underage, he should be appearing before a juvenile court in the next couple of days.

7 thoughts on “Like Father, Like Son

  1. “In hindsight I regret this video. I misspoke. I meant the regime of Bashar, and the Christians; those words in Arabic are very similar.”

    Certainly. Certainly! I will say even more: King Philippe I of Belgium is actually an alien from Zeta Reticuli on a secret mission. Also, we won 20 gold medals in Rio. To top it all off, at least 99 per cent of Walloons are fluent in Flemish.

  2. It’s remarkable how often mohammedans are wrongly understood or misinterpreted. When their masks slip, that is… Tariq Rammadan is a nice example.

  3. The linguistic excuses given in this video for the father/son pair of jihadis are…well…so weak and far-fetched as to strain even my imaginative credulity to the breaking point.

    I am unable to come up with an example similar to the “Bashar/Christian” excuse in any language with which I have even rudimentary familiarity.

  4. Is there ANYBODY out there in electron-land who actually BELIEVES any of this (redacted) (deletion)???

    ………………………I didn’t think so.

  5. The teenager was only repeating what the prayers on Mecca’s loudspeaker say, and what Al Aqsa TV says:

    “Allah, oh our Lord, vanquish Your enemies, enemies of the religion in all places. Allah, strike the Jews and their sympathizers, the Christians and their supporters, the Communists and their adherents. Allah, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”
    Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Palestinian Media Watch, 3 December 2010.

    “O Allah! vanquish the unjust Christians and the criminal Jews, the unjust traitors; strike them with your wrath; make their lives hostage to misery; drape them with endless despair, unrelenting pain and unremitting ailment; fill their lives with sorrow and pain and end their lives in humiliation and oppression; inflict your tortures and punishments upon the unjust Christians and criminal Jews. This is our supplication, Allah; grant us our request!”
    Formal prayers on loudspeaker at Mecca,, 7 November 2011.

    See “Ideology of Killing” at Liberty GB

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