By Andrew Bolt ~
“We’ve got him” was the jubilant tweet by Brussels migration minister Theo Francken as Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam was shot but arrested alive in his home town in Brussels.
Abdeslam has been on the run since the devastating November Paris terrorist attacks on the Bataclan theatre, the Stade de France and Parisian bars, which killed 130.
And think how Europe so wilfully imported the terrorism that is now helping to drag it to its knees:
Abdeslam was a key member of the Paris attacks and the brother of Brahim Abdeslam, one of the suicide bombers. He is a childhood friend of the ringleader of the attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud…
Several other accomplices believed to be involved in the Paris attacks were also arrested in this morning’s raids. They were named locally as Monir Ahmed Alahaj and Soufyane Kayal who was an associate of another Paris connection Algerian national Mohamed Belkaid, who was killed in the shootout in Forest.
Internal government reports now suggest that as many as 1.5 million asylum-seekers arrived in Germany last year. This constitutes more than 1 per cent of the total German population. A similar number are expected this year and in the years ahead (and this is before anyone takes into account the right of those who have arrived to bring their families to join them). Across Germany, social services are straining, private buildings threatened with requisition unless they are handed over for the housing of refugees, and public sympathy is diminishing.
It is utterly bizarre – a dangerous misreading – for Germany to be negotiating a “solution” that merely imports much the same kind of danger from elsewhere:
In a move to diminish the numbers of migrants from Syria coming into Europe through Turkey, Merkel negotiated an arrangement with Ankara that has two advantages for the latter. The first is that the cash-strapped EU will pay €3 billion ($4.4bn) to the Turkish government. The second is that Merkel and her EU colleagues have begun negotiating with Turkey to ease visa travel restrictions into the EU for the country’s 75 million citizens.
NEARLY a third of people arrested in London each year are not British, the UK’s top police chief has revealed. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said 28 to 29 per cent of the capital’s 250,000 arrests per year are foreigners…
Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.