A “right-wing extremist”? A man with “mental health issues”? Well, you know, probably, am I right? But there is just the possibility that it’s a jihad attack. The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014:
So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be….If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him….
“Belgian train station entrance closed, media cite shooting,” Associated Press, January 23, 2018:
Authorities have closed off the main entrance to a train station in the Belgian city of Ghent. Media in Belgium are reporting that police shot and injured a man who charged them with a knife.
Few details beyond the partial closure of the Ghent St-Pieters railway station were known on Tuesday night. There was no official confirmation of the media reports….