Mass Murder in Belgium - Pamela Geller Instantly Assumes ‘Muslim(s)!’
In Belgium today, a gunman with an automatic rifle opened fire on a crowded square in the city of Liege, leaving at least three people dead and scores injured. Earlier reports of more than one gunman were mistaken; it’s now confirmed that the attacker, Nordine Amrani, was acting alone.
Amrani was a known criminal with a long record, and had been summoned by police to appear this morning:
He had previously been convicted for drug dealing and illegal arms possession, as well as for holding stolen goods and other crimes, said Daniele Reynders, the public prosecutor for Liege.
In September 2008 he was thrown behind bars for 58 months when police uncovered a weapons arsenal in his home.
They found 10 firearms and 9,500 gun parts along with 2,800 cannabis plants, but a prison official said Amrani was granted early release last year.
So far, there’s no hint of a connection to terrorism; Amrani appears to be a common criminal. The Telegraph reports that he was never linked to any terrorist acts or networks. He was a drug dealer, not a jihadi, and there’s no indication that he was even a practicing Muslim.
But that doesn’t stop Pamela Geller from immediately shrieking: BELGIUM GRENADE ATTACK BY MUSLIM[S]: 4 DEAD, 75 WOUNDED!!!!! - Atlas Shrugs
And Robert Spencer follows suit, as always: Belgium: Grenade attack outside courthouse linked to sentence in honor killing case.