Note the hostile reaction of the mayor and State Security to Fraihi’s report. Why is that? What is it about this that makes them feel threatened? It is that it shakes their stifling orthodoxy that Islam is a religion of peace and Europeans need not be concerned about the growing Muslim populations. “Journalist defends report on Islamic extremists in Brussels,” from Belgium’s RVI, with thanks to Twostellas:
In the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek, youngsters are being recruited to commit fundamentalist terrorist attacks. This is suggested in an undercover research by the daily Het Nieuwsblad. The mayor of Molenbeek and the State Security both put this into perspective.
A young journalist for the Flemish paper Het Nieuwsblad spent 2 months
undercover in the Moslem community in the district of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek in Brussels. Under the guise of a student, working on a sociology thesis, Hind Fraihi investigated extreme Moslem practices including the recruitment of young Moslems for the Jihad.
Youngsters would be encouraged to go to Afghanistan to take a military
training, says the freelance research journalist Hind Fraihi. She talked with dozens of people who claim to have been addressed about this.
Recruitment takes place in the streets, in subways and in mosques that are well hidden behind the facades of terraced houses, she says.
Head of the editorial staff of the newspaper has confirmed her story:
“Research journalist Hind Fraihi, a religious moslem woman herself, has been living in the heart of Molenbeek for 2 months under the guise of being a sociology student. Her aim was to investigate whether the rumours are true that the municipality is a centre of moslem extremism in our country.”
Fraihi’s report came under fire from the local police commissioner Johan De Becker who referred to the journalist as a tourist who had brought the work of the police into jeopardy. The relativistic reaction of both the State Security and the local mayor Philippe Moureaux surprised the young journalist. According to Fraihi, the mayor had said that he knows youngsters that are willing to blow themselves up. She asks if Moureaux finds that quite normal. As a Moslem herself, Fraihi explains that she was able to enter mosques where the mayor had never been. She claims to have heard imams calling for a holy war against Jews and Westerners during the holy period of Ramadan….