Leader Of Belgium's Largest Political Party Calls For "Patriot Act" To Crack Down On Terrorism

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Last week we observed that Germany quietly escalated the potential for a "proportional" response to upcoming terrorist attacks (by those admitted in the country thanks to Merkel's "open door" immigration policy) by including the army, in what to many sounds dangerously close to preannouncing martial law under "special cases."

Recall that during a press conference given last week by Bavaria's interior minister, Joachim Hermann, the politician suggested that Germany’s army should be used to aid police in dealing with major terror threats. The debate over whether to deploy the Bundeswehr domestically should not wait “until the next attack happens." Lawmakers in Berlin are also discussing the possibility of establishing “troops of reservists” to aid police during internal crisis situations, German media outlet Bild reported, citing its own sources.

It appears that a dramatic response in response to the rising refugee threat - unleashed in Europe by Angela Merkel - is not only planned for Germany. Over the weekend, Bart De Wever, mayor of Antwerp and the leader of Belgium's largest party, the Flemish separatist New Flemish Alliance, took a page right out of the Bush playbook, and said in interview with Gazet Van Antwerpen that Belgium needs a Patriot Act to give authorities more power to crack down on terrorism.

His claim: "mayors, police, and State security need to get information more easily and be able to act to prevent more tragedies." 

“It’s crazy I can’t act until after there has been a incident, even though I know where the young radicals are. I can’t close down a house, I can’t bug a phone, or put someone in custody as a preventative measure. We could do that if we had more power”, the Antwerp mayor explained. “It’s a priority” the government must tackle after summer vacation, creating “more elbow room” to gather information and take preventative action.

Bart De Wever

As a result, the Antwerp mayor is preparing legislative initiatives to discuss a “Patriot Act” when the government meets again. “It’s an absolute priority for me”, he says. According to De Wever, current rules don’t allow surveillance or phone tapping of suspects or detaining people preventatively. “We must be able to pick up ISIS fighters and hold them in prison as long as this war lasts, we must be able to act against their radicalized sympathizers” adding that “sympathy for ISIS is not an opinion but a crime.”

He also said Mosques should be recognized and funded “by us, which means that financing from other states dries up.”

And so history goes back to square 1: a terrorist act, directly inspired by the politicians' own actions, promptly followed by a crackdown on civil liberties enjoyed by all. Almost as if it was planned that way.

Who knows: maybe in his ongoing inspiration by American proposals, De Wever will next propose a ban on all Muslim immigrants and even building a wall around Belgium to keep the unwanted elements out.

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Contrariologist's picture
Contrariologist (not verified) Jul 31, 2016 2:35 PM

What do you expect? He is a Belgian Republican.

Dutti's picture

"He also said Mosques should be recognized and funded “by us, which means that financing from other states dries up.”


Bullshit - Mosques have to be funded by charging muslims a religious tax, managed and collected by the state. With that money the state can build some mosques and pay state approved preachers. And of course muslims that have not legally resided in that country and paid taxes for at least 20 years should have no rights to any benefits. However, they should be free to leave and live a prosperous live in muslim country.

Sandmann's picture

He clearly has no idea of mosques and the purpose they serve - Erdogan was brutally honest....

The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...

Mosques are armouries, banks, hostels, schools - they provide the network and base stations. Saudi Arabia will not tolerate politicians interferring in their base stations......it is about as stupid as trying to get Pablo Escobar only to distribute through DEA channels in the 1980s

css1971's picture

Mosques are going to get burned out. There will be no mosques.

The way things are going, the right will rise, The European Human Rights Act will be revoked. Islam and the Qur'an will be declared hate speech and the practice of Islam will go underground.

That is what is coming.

HopefulCynic's picture

Don't want to ruin your FANTASY, but mass emasculation in Europe is the norm. Women get raped, but I yet have to witness right wing gangs killing muslims, or planting bombs in mosques, Europeans do not have the balls. 

beemasters's picture

Will the Belgians be like American lemmings too???

Perimetr's picture

Martial law with NATO in charge. 

Have to get ready for World War 3 you know.

peddling-fiction's picture

We can thank Albert Pike and his fraternal brothers.


Such upstanding citizens they are. <sarc>

HopefulCynic's picture

They are not, they are like possums. 

peddling-fiction's picture

Why is it that I am not suprised.

wildbad's picture

jeeze. its almost like they have a plan or sumpthin

peddling-fiction's picture

What could it be, what could it be?


gregga777's picture

If preventing Islamic terrorism was the real reason for Belgium to enact a Patriot Act would it not be far simpler to just deport all of the Muslims?

Subliminal messenger's picture

Theoretically: brilliant.

Practically: I'm sure you can figure that out yourself.

IndyPat's picture

That'll fix it.

Forshitsake, folks.

wildbad's picture

so, france, germany, turkey, belgium all in martial law status now.


more to follow

Dre4dwolf's picture

In America we have the patriot act, it does nothing to stop terrorism.

Save your money and build high altitude bombers and cluster shells instead, because at the end of the day thats what gets results.


Thats how America deals with terrorism.

You make the thought of attacking your citizens so horrifying that no one fucks with you.

zeronetwork's picture

WOT was not designed to eliminate terrorism.

HopefulCynic's picture

The US deals with terrorism, by provideing material funds, networking, and funding them.

Panic Mode's picture

I don't listen to countries started with a 'B'.

Troy Ounce's picture


Fear and control 

That is what it is about. Not terrorism or Islam. Fear and control.

Terminus C's picture


The "PATRIOT ACT" is not used against "ISIS" or terror groups, it is used against people with rights.

Monolith's picture

Very true, nothing in the "PATRIOT ACT " removed the illegal aliens or terrorists "non-rights", but sure screwed the citizen.

Subliminal messenger's picture

In one year, we had attacks on a train, the subway and the airport.

Yesterday, two Islamic terrorists were arrested.

Even today, 27 'asylum seekers' were removed from a concert ground and  a 'refugee' attacked a clergyman.


What is het supposed to do? Tell me if you all know it so much better.

samsara's picture

That's after you are already in. Dark alley with a guy with a gun, on a dark night.

After 1 year, no job deported. Any infractions, deported.

You are in a tough spot, but don't let them sell your soul away too.

lasvegaspersona's picture

Does the EU allow amendments?

If you already have one maybe you need a SECOND amendment.

I hear it makes for more polite company.

Monolith's picture

Yeah get the heard run for the pen for safety, good luck getting out of the pen.

Monolith's picture

Yeah get the heard run for the pen for safety, good luck getting out of the pen.

adanata's picture


MOAR government intervention and power? Gag a maggot. Besides closing the borders and shipping the 'immigrants' home, the solution to the immigration/terrorist problem is obvious; arm the general population so they can defend themselves and let them fight it out. I have no doubt how that will end. I probably need to take more Xanax today.... :/

debtor of last resort's picture

Die you fucking statist.

blue51's picture

Someone should crush his face in, before he gets agreement with this thought.

Handful of Dust's picture

Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in separate Austin, Texas shootings

At this time, a person of interest has been identified. This person is Endicott McCray, a black male, 24 years of age and may be armed. McCray is described as 5’9” in height, 130 pounds, with long corn rows and a goatee. Various descriptions of what he was last seen wearing have been provided, but are not definite.



Belgium has their tearrists, America has its own. Yahoo sure did take this Austin shooting down fast when they found out the shooter was one of Obama's sons.

Rich from PDT's picture

I got a better idea... deport EVERY MooSlim and so called Migrant that arrived in Belgium the last 20+ years!

It's not that hard Europe. Wake Up!


"Real Talk... for Real Men."

SMC's picture

Same BS, different day...

When you let your enemy in the front door, do not whine as you get your throat cut. The EU and NATO have almost lost this war; the only thing these draconian laws are going to do is make it easier for Islam to rule Europe.

Attack the enemy, not your citizens.

Hitlary and the DNC for Prison 2016.

Subliminal messenger's picture

We're from the same city. I've known him for a long time and he's a brilliant man.

He has called out Merkel from the beginning, but now he has to deal with the consequences of her 'policies'.

8th Estate's picture

I think until politicians prove they understand this is a problem of their own making, I'm disinclined to give them additional powers to solve it.

Or before you know it they'll be using a ban on FGM as a pretext for raiding vajazzlers.




samsara's picture

And there you have it. What the attacks/false flags were leading up to...

Like our 911 false flag via Bush gave us the Patriot Act

Vageling's picture

He can give Belgium whatever he pleaded! His French counterparts will love it. Look at France! Belgium is pretty much a non country. So many Parliaments and a fed.gov. Don't take them too serious. Too many people to suck off. Won't happen. Just bullshit words and the smarter Belgians know this.

How did that seceded worked out? Tried to invade us too but failed. Nah we dun want you. Be belgium. Or France if it collapses. Get my hint?

highly debtful's picture

Get my hint?

No, not really. Which is worrisome, because I myself am Belgian and I haven't the slightest idea what you're hinting at. 

That being said, while I am generally pretty suspicious of any politican, up until now Bart De Wever strikes me as being a sensible guy who is genuinely worried about are inability (or is it cowardice?) to adequately protect our own western values.

Maybe white folk should again show some self esteem, take pride in their own accomplishments and defend their own beliefs without fear of being called racists. 

We can do that without instantly turning into nazi killing machines, you know, contrary to what the PC leftist crowd would have you believe. 

HopefulCynic's picture

"....up until now Bart De Wever strikes me as being a sensible guy..." Completely contradictory, he can not be sensible, when he has witnessed the Patriot Act of the USA, it's consequences and the repudiation of the people of the Act, this actually screams: Hey let's be unsensible and go against our own people and their freedom. And if he lacks knowledge regarding such subjects, tehn he is ignorant and can't be sensible either, he should do his homework before openning his mouth.

Maybe you are the one that lacks common sense by believing in his "sensibility" and his "genuine worry".


Nah, I am not that easily fooled, this guy is just a pawn for Khazars. 

Vageling's picture

Look bartje (your name alone tells me you're Flemish) put a sock in it. Stop trying to look cool and go: "Hey we can go all state of emergency! Drop soldiers everywhere!…" Look ahead you fake Dutch wannabee. It solves Nothing! NIETS! Go find the core and get back to me. Silly idiot! Klootzak! (Asshole)

Vageling's picture

Awww. Did I gave you buthurt? You silly divided people. You're the buffer zone! Neither really French and neither Dutch! Here is moar butthurt! That's why you have a system as is. And with a fucking king too! The irony! Non country as I said.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

Why the fuck should Belgium fund the mosques? Is it not enough to allow these invaders to build their forts without paying for their building as well?  Mind-blowing.

Oldrepublic's picture

It is highly unlikely that any of his proposals will be effective in preventing future acts of terrorism

in Belgium.

Atomizer's picture

You and the Pope can bath together in Tijuca Lagoon (brazil)

Once you resurface, people will mistaken you for a creature from the green lagoon. Old movie film reference. 

Creature from the Black Lagoon (trailer)

css1971's picture

Send him into a muslim area without bodyguards. Strap a sign saying "muhammed burns in hell" in Arabic to his back.


HopefulCynic's picture

It does not have to be that inflammatory, a simple "Islam is a false religion" would suffice.