Attack in London – Jan Jambon does not want to stigmatise the Muslim community as a whole
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    Attack in London – Jan Jambon does not want to stigmatise the Muslim community as a whole

    “We do have a discourse, however it is not about Muslims against others but rather about us who want good for our society – and this includes for Muslims.” With regard to the violent fraction of the Muslim community, we cannot hide our heads in the sand”, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Jambon (N-VA) said on Sunday evening in the program Terzake in reaction the London bombing of three men who killed seven people and wounded dozens of others in the center of the British capital.

    According to the Minister of the Interior, the operational mode of these terrorists has changed. “Before, they were trained to commit attacks, and now the IS is calling for “something (specific)” and a lot of casualties.

    This violence must be taken care of by detecting earlier signs of radicalisation, says Jan Jambon. “That is why local integral security cells will be created within towns.”

    “We do have a discourse, however it is not about Muslims against others but about us who want good for our society – and this includes Muslims. With regard to the violent fraction of the Muslim community, we cannot hide our heads in the sand”, the minister said, adding that this is the meaning of the message posted on Facebook on Sunday by Secretary of State, Theo Francken. “We are going to win, not them, us” wrote Theo Francken.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times