Devout Muslim who committed jihad murder in Brussels had been on US terror watchlist

ByPamela Geller on March 26, 2016

This shows how effective these watchlists are — not at all. They give the appearance that law enforcement officials are on top of the situation, when they aren’t. Probably those who were in charge of keeping track of the Muslims on this watchlist was too busy doing outreach at the local mosque to watch El Bakraoui closely.

Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks on Tuesday, is pictured in Gaziantep, Turkey, in 2015 in this image made available March 24, 2016 by Haberturk newspaper

“Brussels attacker had been on US terror watchlist,” al Arabiya, March 26, 2016:

Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the Brussels suicide bombers, was on a US counterterrorism watchlist before the November attacks in Paris and his brother Khalid was put on the list shortly afterward, sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters previously reported that both brothers had been known to US authorities before the March 18 arrest of Salah Abdeslam, a French national who prosecutors say had a key role in the Paris attacks.

Belgian prosecutors have identified Brahim El Bakraoui as one of two suicide bombers who attacked Brussels’ Zaventem Airport on Tuesday, while they say Khalid El Bakraoui carried out a suicide bombing at Brussels’ Maelbeek Metro station, near European Union headquarters.

Meanwhile, Belgian police arrested three more people on Friday as investigations into Tuesday’s suicide bombings by militants in Brussels threw up more links to killings in Paris last year.

The federal prosecutor’s office said the operation was connected to the arrest in Paris on Thursday of an Islamist convicted in Belgium last year and suspected of plotting a new attack.

Nine people in total have been arrested since Thursday in Belgium and two in Germany, as European authorities swoop on ISIS militants they link both to the Brussels bombings that killed 31 people and to the attacks in Paris last November that killed 130….

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  • Who’s running things these days, Barnum & Bailey?

    • joe1429

      This is how the world looks at us, seriously

  • BrunoPBuhr

    It is time to limit these watch lists to those that are dead and those arrested. Any association with terrorist philosophies is treason, an act of war! Life time prison or execution, no more excuses for Islamic violence against civilization.

    • Rob Porter

      Entirely agree. Once determined where their sympathies lie they should be arrested.

      • BrunoPBuhr

        It’s an ideological enemy all that support that ideology are traitors or terrorists.

        • Rob Porter

          Again I agree. The evidence now is that at some point they will resort to terrorist violence. We are at war – declared by Islam – so by now Western authorities should be acting accordingly, but Western authorities are too politically correct, liberal, cowardly and delusional.

    • joe1429

      Vote Trump! or hillary will institute the “jobs for jihadis” program

  • Mahou Shoujo

    What possible use is there in a “watch list”? What is needed is an action list, siting around looking at terrorism is not an effective way to deal with it. Perhaps a bounty on terrorist hides would be a much better use for the money spent than “watching them” perform acts of war on civilian populations.

  • Trevor Fortune

    Note the past tense, had been. Odds on that he was one of the ones ordered removed from watch lists by Bozobama on orders from his muslim masters.

  • joker

    Lets do it this way: they give the watch list to western mercenaries and they will do the job instead properly. They will watch them and before they (on the watch list) can act shoot them. And just throw the whole case in the litter bin.

  • EJO

    Now this is funny. Or sad.
    Brussels ‘March Against Fear’ canceled… over security fearsAt request of police, organizers call off rally intended to show solidarity after last week’s deadly terror attacks

    BY AFP March 26, 2016, 8:47 pm

    “We understand this request. The security of our citizens is an absolute priority. We join the authorities in proposing a delay and ask people not to come this Sunday,” the organizers said in a statement on Saturday.

    The organizers of a “March Against Fear” planned for Sunday to mark the Brussels terror attacks said they had cancelled the event after the authorities asked them to do so because of security fears.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Fear is having its march so to speak,in that every person who stays off the street, sow that the terrorists have the keys to the city, they can do as they please, knowing there is no opposition.


    The failure of the union of governments to break down Muhammad’s propaganda wall of deception & condemn Muhammadism reflects in the failure of not just not using the media to do that & to inform news honestly & thoroughly, it also reflects in the failure of not using the institution of closed psychiatry to deal with people indoctrinated into Muhammad’s sadist, permanent commands, which would be a long overdue decision that would put those people psychosociologically in place & would holistically heal global society for the sake of ethics: human rights & ecology.

  • Janet

    Look at this POS smiling! I want to punch him in his fat face! Hope he’s rotting in hell!!!

  • Drew the Infidel

    To point up how useless these lists are, just remember the no-fly list contained Ted Kennedy at a time that he was a US Senator. Being on these lists does not even prevent one from purchasing a handgun since they are not compiled by due process.

  • RetiredNavyphotog

    …if Obama had a son.

    • Rob Porter

      …… his name would be Trayvon Martin.

  • joe1429

    The meanwhile in nyc commie libtard land, bill bratton has the nerve to attack ted cruz, bc cruz chastised him for disbanding the nypd muslum surveillance unit . Bratton used to be a good commissioner under guiliani, but has sold himself down the drain , for commie deblasio. Shame on you, bratton!!