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Anderlecht: storekeeper threatened by alleged jihadist

On Friday, newspapers De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad reported that an Anderlecht storekeeper claimed that a” Brussels jihadist” threatened to behead him if he didn’t pay 50,000 euros to support the jihadists in Syria. The Brussels prosecutor’s office confirmed that on Thursday a man had filed a complaint to this effect with the Federal Judicial Police (PJF) in Brussels. The complainant’s case is being processed by the PJF crime unit and not the terrorism unit.

According to De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad, an Anderlecht storekeeper was attacked and beaten last Saturday by a stranger. The latter told him that “he had money and had to pay.”

Monday night, the stranger entered the storekeeper’s office and threatened to behead him unless he paid the 50,000 euros to help the jihadists in Syria. The stranger told the storekeeper that he would come and get the money the next day. 

(Source: Belga)