It turns out the gunman who murdered 4 people in Belgium was a jihadist living in France who'd been active in Syria
A French former jihadist volunteer in Syria has been arrested over last week’s deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
Police found a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun similar to the ones used in the attack in the bag of Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French citizen, when he stepped off a bus in Marseille on Friday after an overnight trip from Brussels.
Investigators also found a memory stick containing a video in which a person claims to have carried out the attack, displays weapons similar to those used and unfurls a sheet of cloth with the words Islamic State of Iraq and Syria written on it, the Paris prosecutor said.
Why do they say he's a "former" jihadist? He still is, only this time, he's taken his obscene trade back to Europe.
Paris prosecutor Frederic Molins said Mr Nemmouche had served five jail sentences since 2004, including one for armed robbery.
"During his last stay in jail he was noticed for extremist [Islamic] proselytism," he said.
He was released in December 2012 and three weeks later went to Syria for a year, returning to Europe via Malaysia, Singapore and Bangkok, he said.
So here's another jihadist whom the authorities colossally failed to deal with properly. Otherwise, it's possible that the tragedy could've been averted. The question now is whether they're going to start keeping filth like him in custody, and even exile them if it helps. If they can't or won't, then they've failed their duties.
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