Brussels Airport Jihad Bomber “Was Freed Despite Warning”

ByPamela Geller on March 24, 2016
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Obama is doing the same thing. Look at how he has replenished the ranks of the jihadi leadership by freeing seasoned jihad killers from Gitmo.

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“Airport Bomber ‘Was Freed Despite Warning,'” Sky News, 23 March 2016 (thanks to Joy):

One of the Brussels airport bombers was freed from custody in Europe despite Turkey warning he was a “foreign fighter”, the Turkish president has claimed.

Ibrahim El Bakraoui was detained in the Turkish city of Gaziantep last June near the Syrian border and then deported to the Netherlands a month later at his own request, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Turkish leader said Belgian consular authorities were told about his deportation in July.

But El Bakraoui was later freed as Belgian authorities “ignored our warning that this person is a foreign fighter”, said Mr Erdogan, without saying when.

The president’s office later said he was released as “no links with terrorism” were found by Belgian officials.

Turkey also warned Dutch authorities, Mr Erdogan said. A Dutch government official says the president’s remarks are being investigated, while Belgian officials have not responded to the claims.

It comes as the second airport bomber was identified as Najim Laachraoui, according to the AFP news agency, citing police sources.

Laachraoui was a suspected Islamic State recruiter and bomb maker, and was also thought to have created the explosive devices used in November’s Paris massacre.

A manhunt is under way for a third airport suspect caught on CCTV footage, who fled when his explosive device failed.

Several suspects linked to Tuesday’s attacks, which killed 31 people and injured around 300, are also at large.

El Bakraoui’s brother, Khalid, carried out a suicide attack on a crowded train carriage at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels about an hour after the airport bombings.

The brothers had criminal records but had not previously been linked by police to terrorism, it was reported.

Ibrahim had been sentenced to nine years in prison after being convicted in October 2010 of firing a Kalashnikov assault rifle at police and wounding an officer after a robbery in Brussels earlier that year….

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  • Rocinante44

    the primary responsibility of any national govt anywhere is to protect its citizens from enemies. the leadres of europe and america since the age of reagan have been a complete failure.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Political stupidness has replaced political correctness.

  • Robert Bayer

    Madness and Evil. It is NOT just stupidity, though it is that too. Until the leftists are out of power, expect ever greater atrocities from the Islam. It basically is up to the regular people of the world to realize this and take the leftists out of power before WMDs are used on western civilization. I more than suspect the leftists want western civilization destroyed so they can be fully free to rule from the ruins.

  • Drew the Infidel

    Obhammud has already pulled this same blunder. The warnings issued by Russian intel were ignored concerning Boston Marathon bombers ” the brothers Tsarnaev ” (with appropriate apologies to Dostoevsky).

  • Ranger Rick

    So just more of the usual buck passing, nice.

  • joe1429

    Wow , this could have been averted