Jihad in Syria: Dangerous process of radicalization in Europe.
Several young people from Belgium travelled to Syria in order to join the terrorist forces in the Arab nation after they were radicalized and misguided by others in Belgium in order to convey them that a journey to Syria in order to join the ranks of the terrorists and jihadists fighting against the secular government of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would be a good idea.
According to the statements of a father of one of these young people from Belgium, who already joined the ranks of the terrorists groups that are fighting in Syria, his son has underwent an Islamist radicalization process in Belgium and converted to Islam after he has been raised Catholic.
The accounts of youths in Belgium who are joining the terrorist groups in Syria have raised several questions about the radicalization process that seems to take place in several communities in Belgium. Russia Today (RT) has carried out an interview with one of the fathers, who is understandably very concerned about the life of his son – one of the Belgian youths that have already joined the terrorist forces in Syria.
Dimitri Bontinck, the father of one of these Belgian youths who travelled to Syria in order to join the terrorists and jihadists in their battles against the secular government of the Arab nation is on a crusade to find his son and to return with him to Belgium after his son fled to Syria in order to join the armed jihadists in their fight against the Syrian Arab army (SAA). The last time Dimitri Bontinck saw his son was in March this year, when his son informed him that he would to Egypt in order to study in the North African country.
Dimitri Bontinck said in the interesting interview about the radicalization process of youths in Belgium that his son was a Jesuit as well as a normal western child, who had the best education. In addition, his son had a Catholic education due to the reason that his mother is Catholic, while the father has admitted in the interview with RT to be an atheist.
According to the very worried father, his son might have changed his religious beliefs due to a failed teenager love. His son had a Moroccan girlfriend who convinced him to become a Muslim. The new convert started to go to a local Mosque in the community in Belgium and there, he was “converted b Sharia4Belgium”, which is a very radical Salafist (Islamist) organisation and it is not to understand that the Belgium authorities still allow them to act on Belgium soil.
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The terrorist group “Sharia4Belgium” calls for the establishment of an Islamic state in Belgium and while they were officially disbanded, it seems that the members of the Salafist organisation “Sharia4Belgium”still have too much room to act in Belgium and to misuse the easily achievable influence on partly hopeless, young people who are searching for something in their lives.
The Belgian father alleges that his son was then brought to the so-called headquarters of “Sharia4Belgium” where he has underwent an Islamist radicalisation process to the point where his parents were no more able to recognize their own son. According to the father, this Islamist radicalization process, carried out by the dangerous Salafist organization in Belgium, has changed his the physical appearance of his son and the son also grew a beard, of course..
Sometime later, his son travelled to the Netherlands together with “Islamist brothers” and then to the Egyptian capital, Cairo. The dangerous Salafist group promised to support him with money so that he is able to study in the Egyptian capital.
The Belgian father said further:
“I did not trust it, I had a feeling that something was going wrong, because I’ve received news from other parents in Western Europe” that their kids ended up in Syria fighting the government forces.”
The full interview was published by Russia Today (see link below) and confirms again that there is an Islamist radicalisation process taking place in many European countries.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov as well as European governments warned about the influence of radical Islamist organisations in Europe, and the Russian Ministries as well as other officials from other countries have already confirmed that many European youths are already fighting in the ranks of the jihadists and terrorists on Syrian soil, too. Not to mention all the warnings stated by many political analysts and experts in regards of the Middle East or experts in terms of Salafism, Wahhabism, and the dangerous Muslim Brothers (Muslim Brotherhood).
The Syrian government in Damascus has confirmed that many foreigners are fighting in the ranks of the terrorist groups as well as in the ranks of the Syrian Al Qaeda offshoot (Jabhat al Nusra) and the Syrian officials have also warned about these threats by questionable Islamist organizations in Europe and the United States since over one and a half years.
In addition, there is a reason why the Muslim Brotherhood cannot be a “moderate Islamist organization”. The only reason why Western media has started to refer to the Muslim Brothers in Egypt by using the term “moderate Islamists” are the policy goals of the United States and Israel. Moderate Islamists? The next time they could try to convey us that “moderate terrorists” also exist.
Interview: ‘My son was radicalized, recruited to join jihad in Syria’ – Belgian father
Yeah. Some slick talkin’ devil can easily convince young guys that they’re bullet proof, war is an adventure, it’s your chance to see the world, yatta-yatta; just come to our meetings, listen to the lectures – – the instructors would not lie to you – – just sign on the dotted line, and you’re on your way – – you’ll get some training, a shiny new rifle, then off you go for the time of your life. Great. You go off with a bunch of other dumb kids and find out – – – – none of you are bullet proof. You don’t really have that brought home to you until you start picking pieces of your friends off the bushes or try to stuff one of ’em’s guts back into his body. None of the snake oil salesmen are ever held responsible, are they? That Belgian dad will probably never see his boy again, nor even know what happened to him. The kid will probably get blown up in Aleppo countryside, Ar-Raqqah, or some dusty village in the middle of nowhere and dumped in a ditch. The people who start these shindigs never get within the borders of the countries which they’re trying to bring down; they get to stay in nice houses, eat good food, drive nice cars and spend lots of other people’s money. God will get ’em for it, but that won’t save the Belgian kids, will it? Plus, since he let himself be swindled out of the faith of his childhood I think that he’s sunk, too. Major bummer.
Indeed.. I am sorry for the parents of such teenagers.. they must go through hard times seeing their youth so misguided and even fighting in syria between the ranks of jihadists..and probably dying.
Can not understand these young people from Belgium, nothing against having them changing religion to find their faith, but why go to a foreign country to fight for a cause that has nothing to do with religion and its teaching, I can only think that despair, lack of objective in life and spoiling habits can lead someone to do such a stupid thing. They will find their end and graves in Syria.