Opinion: Some thoughts on the attack in Liege
Earlier today Nordine Amrani, a 32-year old Moroccan, committed an attack in the center of Liege. Amrani threw grenades at a bus-stop, and then started firing with a revolver.
Belgian police have ruled out links to terrorists (ie, Jihadism). Isn't it Islamophobic to equate terrorism with Muslims? This was certainly a terror attack. Belgian newspapers are speculating that Amrani wanted revenge against the justice system. But bottom line - he didn't attack the justice system. He didn't attack policemen or judges or lawyers. He attacked Belgian civilians. A group of teenagers standing at a bus-stop. The casualties include an elderly lady and a baby.
From Amrani's point of view, he was taking revenge against Belgians. Though it seems that one of the casualties of his attack, Medhi Nathan Belhadj (15), is also Moroccan. Belhadj wasn't killed for being Moroccan, he was killed for standing with other Belgians in a Belgian bus-stop.