Once again, we see the high price of misunderstanding Islam, as another Muslim leader somehow gets the idea that attacks on non-Muslims are called for in Islam. Yet no Muslim group is doing a single thing to try to prevent Muslims from misunderstanding their peaceful, tolerant and pluralistic religion in this way. Now, why is that?
“Leader of Islamist group in Belgium arrested after calling to attack non-Muslims” by Maureen Shamee for EJP, June 9 (thanks to Lachlan):
BRUSSELS (EJP)—The spokesman of a Belgian radical Islamist group, Sharia4Belgium, was arrested on Thursday for posting an Internet video urging attacks on non-Muslims after a woman was detained in Brussels for wearing a face veil.
Fouad Belkacem, also known as Abu Imran, was arrested in Antwerp and remanded in custody on suspicion of breaking anti-discrimination laws and inciting violence.
“He posted a video message on YouTube in which he called on his brothers and sisters to fight against non-believers,” said a spokesman for the Antwerp prosecutor.
Last week protesters from the Islamist group threw metal barriers and bins at a police station in Molenbeek, a Brussels commune, after police attempted to detain women who wore the banned veil in public places.
Belgium, like France, banned the full face veil last year, with offenders facing up to â‚¬150 ($188) in fines.
Belkacem is due to appear in court next week.
In February, a court in Antwerp sentenced him to two years and fined him for encouraging violence and stirring hatred towards non-Moslems. However, in accordance with legal procedures in Belgium, he has remained free….