Belgium: One year jail demanded in case against Islamic radio station

The federal prosecutor demanded a year of jail time in the case against Mohammed Hadj Alla Marrakchi, the founder of Radio Sallam, and against the man who appeared on radio under the name of Abou Adam.

The two are on trial in Brussels, and are accused of being members of a criminal organization and of inciting racial hatred. Abou Adam is also accused of threatening a police agent and his family.

Radio Sallam was founded by the Belgian Islamic Center, but Marrakchi wanted to give the station the "necessary independence" as quickly as possible. The station caught the attention of the state security services when it called to collect funds for Nizar Trabelsi.

Trabelsi was sitting in preventive detention at the time and was later sentenced to 10 years in jail for trying to commit an assault on an American base in Belgium. In other shows North-Africans working for the police or intelligence services were specifically named and then accused of "betraying their brothers".

Regarding the threats received at the address of a police agent, Abou Adam claims that he only said that the agent should watch after himself and his family.

Source: HLN (Dutch)

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