Belgium Terror Attacks: Massive Bomb Explosions At Brussels Airport And Subway Kill 34 – Update: ISIS Claims Responsibility

In other news:

Explosions at Brussels Airport and Subway Kill 34 (NYT)

Brussels Terrorist Attack: 34 Dead & 170 Injured After Suicide Bomber Hit Airport & Metro


BrusselsWrap_0

Dozens Killed After Massive Bomb Explosions Rip Through Belgium Airport, Subway – Live Feed:

Latest: According to Al Arabiya and now multiple other sources, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack via affiliated propaganda channels.

From the group’s statement:

Islamic State fighters opened fire inside Zaventem Airport, before several of them detonated their explosive belts, as a martyrdom bomber detonated his explosive belt in the Maalbeek metro station. The attacks resulted in more than 230 dead and wounded.”

Update: The latest reports indicate 38 dead, over 212 injured, 3 explosions: 1 bomb at the metro and 2 suicide bombers at the Brussels Airport; the country remains on high alert.

Update: Police found a Kalashnikov next to one of the dead attackers at the Brussels airport.

Update: Belgian media have reported a fourth explosion apparently at Rue De La Loi. It may be a controlled detonation. Police are also evacuating Royal Park.

Update: The Belgian army will deploy 275 more troops to Brussels as the city will once again come to resemble a war zone.

Update: Reports indicate the death toll from the twin airport blasts sits at 13 while casualties in the metro number 20. Cell phone networks are congested and authorities are encouraging Belgians to use messaging apps and social media to contact friends and family.

Obviously, officials believe there could be a connection to networks cultivated by Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam who was captured in a Molenbeek anti-terror raid last week. On theory says that cells connected to Abdeslam might have pulled forward plans to bomb soft targets fearing more raids were imminent.

*  *  *Just four months after the tragic attacks in Paris, Europe was once again the epicenter of a terrorist mass murder, when several deadly explosions this morning rocked Brussels, first hitting the international airport and then a metro station near the European Union institutions, resulting in dozens of casualties and over a hundred wounded in what Belgian authorities moments ago labeled as terrorist attacks.

Read moreBelgium Terror Attacks: Massive Bomb Explosions At Brussels Airport And Subway Kill 34 – Update: ISIS Claims Responsibility

VIENNA, Austria: Smuggling Crime Boom Thanks To Migrant Crisis

18/03/2016 – VIENNA, Austria – Smuggling Crime Boom Thanks To Migrant Crisis

New crime statistics in Austria show a massive increase in the number of cases of smuggling of people and goods across the Austrian border. Smuggling saw a record 84.9 percent increase since 2014 with 9,569 cases reported. Europol estimates a doubling or tripling of smuggler profits for 2016 reports the Kurier.

Source

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Migrant Crisis: VIENNA, Austria – Migrant dragged girls into basement for rape

16/03/2016 – VIENNA, Austria – Migrant dragged girls into basement for rape

Two young women were dragged into the basement of a Vienna building on Saturday as a 16 year old Libyan they met on public transport tried to rape them. As he tried to pull the girls into the underground room by grabbing their arms, the 20 year old escaped, and was able to call police.

Her 18 year old girlfriend was less lucky and was pulled down, where she was pressed to the ground and molested. She managed to prevent the rape by fighting back but was injured in the process, reports Kronen Zeitung. Police arrived and arrested the man responsible, who has been described as a Libyan “asylum seeker”.

Source

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Migrant Crisis: THURINGIA, Germany: Pipe bomb detonated at migrant accommodation

14/03/2016 – THURINGIA, Germany – Pipe bomb detonated at migrant accommodation

A crude pipe bomb, reportedly adorned with a Swastika was detonated outside a house of Syrian migrants on the night of March the 4th. There were no injuries but police have only just made the apparent attack public and are investigating a potential “xenophobic” motive.

Source

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Migrant Crisis: NORRKOPING, Sweden: Migrants Unhappy With Free Accommodation

14/03/2016 – NORRKOPING, Sweden – Migrants unhappy with free accommodation

Two immigrant families caused traffic chaos in central Norrköping last week after they refused to get off their government transfer bus at their new home. The group had been given free use of an apartment in the historic, fashionable Nygatan district in the city centre but were apparently still dissatisfied.

A police spokesman said “We are still at the address because it is a bit messy there right now. The families are not satisfied with the standard of the apartment and therefore refused first to get off the bus”, reports Norrköpings Tidningar.

Source

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Migrant Crisis: OBERHAUSEN, Germany: Girls Aged 11-14 Molested At Pool

14/03/2016 – OBERHAUSEN, Germany – Girls aged 11-14 molested at pool

Eight asylum seekers aged between 18 and 21 from Syria and Tajikistan have been arrested after three girls aged between 11 and 14 were “massively molested” at a swimming pool. The girls reported being touched on the buttocks and chests.

The girls reported their assault to a pool employee immediately after they escaped the gang on Saturday afternoon, and the pool called police officers to the scene, according to a force report. German newspaper Welt reports there was “heated discussion” on the Facebook page of the Oberhausen police after it transpired the suspects were released from custody.

Source

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP

Pope Francis Says ‘Arab Invasion’ Is Social Fact … And A Good Thing

Pope Francis-1

Pope Francis says ‘Arab invasion’ is social fact … and a good thing:

Europe is facing an ‘Arab invasion’, Pope Francis mused while addressing a French Christian group, adding that the trend is actually a positive one.

We can speak today of Arab invasion. It is a social fact,” the pontiff said, according to extracts from his address earlier this week which were published by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano on Thursday.

Read morePope Francis Says ‘Arab Invasion’ Is Social Fact … And A Good Thing

Migrant Crisis: ST. JOHANN, Austria: 15-Year-Old Abused By Several Migrants

12/03/2016 – ST. JOHANN, Austria – 15 year old abused by marijuana migrants

A 15 year old Afghani migrant was sexually abused by several other migrant teens after they had smoked an unknown quantity of marijuana. The victim was threatened at knife-point and abused by four attackers in a sports field with another migrant filming the entire ordeal on his smartphone. Police have so far arrested 2 of the attackers and say the other three are being sought in connection with the crime, reports Kleine Zeitung.

* * *

PayPal: Donate in USD
PayPal: Donate in EUR
PayPal: Donate in GBP