Brussels: A terrorism-monitoring
organization says jihadists are threatening Belgium for
banning the wearing of face-covering burqas in public.
The United States-based SITE Monitoring Service quotes
posts on jihadist internet sites as urging the bombing,
torture and assassination of Belgians.
SITE reported today that a person named Faz al-Shaheed
had posted on a site: "This is what your parliament
unanimously decided except for one representative, to ban the
wearing of the veil in your small country... So, by this
decision you have ignited unto yourselves a fire without an
SITE said another post by a Fashudu al-Withaqsaid
said: "O Allah, destroy their buildings with explosives, their
cars with booby-traps, and their men with sniper rifles."
The ban took effect Saturday.