This Bloomberg report doesn’t say that this was a jihad plot or that the people arrested were Muslims, but it is blazingly obvious in light of previous jihadi threats against the soccer championships. Bloomberg, however, like the rest of the mainstream media, consider its primary duty to be covering for Islam and making sure that the public remains ignorant and complacent regarding the jihad threat.
“Belgium Arrests 12 Amid Report of Plot to Attack Soccer Fans,” by Ian Wishart, Bloomberg, June 18, 2016:
Belgian authorities arrested 12 people after conducting anti-terror raids in Brussels and across the country amid press reports of a plot to attack fans gathering to watch a Belgium soccer game.
Security forces raided a string of properties and 152 lock-up garages on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday, Belgium’s federal prosecutor in Brussels said in an e-mailed statement. Prime Minister Charles Michel called for calm and said public events will go ahead with a heightened level of security. The country’s terror alert will remain at level 3 out of 4.
“The security services have obviously been extremely vigilant,” Michel told reporters after an emergency meeting with cabinet members and counter-terror chiefs. “We will continue our fight against extremism, against radicalism, against terrorism.”
What exactly is the ideological character of that extremism, radicalism and terrorism, Michel? And can you defeat it while remaining afraid to name it?
Counter-terrorism forces across Europe have increased security during the European soccer championships, particularly in France where the tournament is taking place until July 10. Belgium play Ireland in the southern French city of Bordeaux at 3 p.m.
On the 12 people arrested, “the investigating judge will decide on their possible detention later today,” the prosecutor said. He didn’t confirm a report by broadcaster VTM that the terrorists were planning to attack fans — possibly on Saturday — while Belgium’s soccer team play in the Euro 2016 tournament….
In total, police questioned 40 people during Friday’s overnight raids. No arms or explosives were found, the prosecutor said….
Separately, a Belgian citizen, identified only as Youssef E.A., born on Aug. 4, 1985, was arrested and detained in connection with the March attacks, the federal prosecutor said in a statement sent by e-mail late Friday.