Reset your “Europe has gone X days without a terrorist attack” back to zero. Belgian authorities are investigating an explosion in a Brussels rail station. This is what we know so far…
The central train station in the Belgian capital of Brussels was evacuated Tuesday after an explosion was reported and police shot a suspect wearing an explosive belt who shouted “Allahu Akbar,” according to local media reports.
A spokeswoman for the city’s prosecutor’s office, Ine Van Wymersch, told VRT network no one else was injured and the damage was limited. It was not clear if the suspect survived.
Well, here we go again…
Crowded area. Explosive belts. Props given to Allah. Everything’s alleged at this point. But, based on the details already released, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say our suspect is probably a deeply religious chap who isn’t too fond of the pork chops. All signs point to this being another act of a radical Islamist trying to earn his 72 virgins.
It’s not like this is without precedent. Just in the past few months, Europe’s been bombed, stabbed, and ran over. Multiple times. London was hit. Then Manchester. Then London again. A peaceful follower of Allah even tried getting stabby with the constabulary in Paris, before having a cap popped in his ass. Butchering innocents has become so trendy, even non-Muslims are getting in on the action. We’re beyond the point of this being a pattern. It’s becoming tradition.
At the writing of this post, there are no casualties or injuries reported. Except for the belt bomber. Lucky for us, he wasn’t very good at his job, otherwise we’d have more dead innocents and “pray for” hashtags clogging up our feeds. We dodged a ball bearing on that one.
After all these incidents, the peeps of Europe refuse to get learned. They insist we need to step up our efforts at coexisting with the people who want to kill us.
No amount of good will or kids’ letters is going to fix the problem. But A+ for effort.