“The identities of those arrested remained unknown.”
So does, in this story, their motivating ideology. We only know that they’re Islamic jihadis because of the discussion of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State at the end of the article (not reproduced below). The mainstream media is consistent in doing everything it can to keep the public ignorant and complacent regarding the jihad threat.
Ten teenagers were taken into custody Saturday in Belgium for plotting terror attacks on Christmas carnivals in the country, according to reports. The arrests came at a time when the risk of such attacks remains high in Europe and several countries have stepped up their security.
Saturday’s arrests were confirmed by Eric Van Der Sijpt, spokesman for the Belgium prosecutor’s office, who said the teens received instructions online about how to kill a person and to make a bomb.
“[The teenagers] were recruited by terrorist groups to prepare or commit terrorist acts,” the spokesman said, according to Sputnik news that cited Belgian newspaper Laatste Nieuws.
The identities of those arrested remained unknown.
On Friday, according to a report in German newspaper Der Spiegel — also cited by Sputnik — a 12-year-old boy of Iraqi origin planned to detonate a bomb at a Christmas fair. However, the bomb failed to detonate….