Posted on May 27, 2016

Antwerp Terror Suspects Planned Attack on Far-Right Politician: Report

Cynthia Kroet, Politico, May 27, 2016

A group arrested in Antwerp earlier this week on suspicion of being terrorists planned to shoot Filip Dewinter, the leader of the anti-immigration Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party, Belgian media reported Friday.

Federal police said the plans were at an early stage but were advanced enough to cause great concern, according to the newspaper De Gazet van Antwerpen.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of being part of a terrorist group and planning to commit a terror attack, the federal prosecutor said Wednesday.

One of the suspects is alleged to have wanted to walk into Dewinter’s office and “shoot him down.” However, they later changed their focus to a large-scale terror attack using explosive belts.


[Editor’s Note: Mr. Dewinter spoke at last weekend’s American Renaissance conference. The video of his speech is here.]