An interview with Michael Delefortrie, a former Belgian fighter who fought in Syria, on CNN
Sunday, 02 April 2017
The former Belgian fighter Michael “Younes” Delefortrie, who fought in Syria, was interviewed for the documentary “ISIS: Behind the mask”. It was shown on CNN on Friday evening. The individual displays his fanaticism for the terrorist group ISIS in extracts the American channel already broadcast on its website.
Michael Delefortrie was interviewed by VRT last October. The public channel was criticised for offering him a free platform.
In the CNN documentary he says he is Muslim, not Belgian, and that Belgium has given him nothing. He claims it is inevitable a caliphate will be set up. He says he understands the attacks on Brussels and Paris, and calls Osama Bin Laden a “Hero”.
Michael Delefortrie said he didn’t kill anyone in Syria, although he was ready to. He claimed he had only arrested and guarded people.
He finally decided not to return to Belgium to launch an attack or use violence. “I am here to spread the word of Islam, that’s my goal”.