This story, widely reported in Belgian media, is now translated into English where an Islamic State jihadi warns his mother in Belgium not to go to popular public places tomorrow. (April 11)
Excerpt from the full English translation:
This SMS was published by numerous medias on Friday, with all the usual precautions. But the police, who indeed know the identity of the mother and her son, take the matter very seriously and additional troops provide security in public places (cinema, party rooms, Shopping centres) in the city dear to Bart De
Wever. “It is, however, difficult to judge whether these threats are serious or not,” Wouter Bruyns, spokesman of the Antwerp police, told our colleagues fromNieuwsblad.
The original Belgian French article can be seen here
Given events in Belgium over the past few months, warnings such as this should be given consideration most certainly.
The dilemma is exacerbated by European nations' reluctance to warn the public. If they do, they incur massive costs to civil society without the need for an actual attack; if they don't inform the public, they risk a few dead.
The dilemma could be readily resolved were these nations to identify the threat -- Islam -- and take action against its agents.