Attack in Belgium leaves 5 dead, 122 wounded
A man armed with grenades and an assault rifle attacked holiday
[i.e., Christmas] shoppers Tuesday at a central square in the Belgian city of Liege. Five people died, including the attacker, and 122 others were wounded, officials said.
It was not immediately clear what motivated the attack in the busy Place Saint-Lambert square, the central entry point to downtown shopping streets in the city in eastern Belgium. The attack prompted hundreds of shoppers to stampede down old city streets, fleeing explosions and bullets.
Interior Ministry official Peter Mertens said the attack did not involve terrorism but did not explain why he thought that [no thinking involved here].
Belgian officials identified the attacker as Norodine Amrani
, 33, a Liege resident who they said had done jail time for offenses involving guns, drugs and sexual abuse
. He was among the dead, but Liege Prosecutor Danielle Reynders told reporters it was unclear if he committed suicide or died by accident. He did not die at the hands of police, she said [big surprise].
Only yesterday, an all-Belgian Muslim father, mother, brother and sister were convicted of killing their daughter and sister respectively. Initially, there was media speculation that there was a relation between the two all-Belgian Muslim incidents, but this turned out to be incorrect.
I submit that Nur-ad-Din, despite being an all-Belgian Muslim, is one of the best followers of Muhammad known to man. Bin Laden did his best, but he only managed to killed infidels, neglecting to rape their wives and daughters. So his imitation of the mass murdering rapist Muhammad was rather imperfect. Nur-ad-Din's is vastly superior in this respect. His name means light of the faith, and he's sure living up to his name.