Sierra Leone Embassy In Belgium Helps Nationals Caught Up In Brussels’ Airport Attack

S.E. Ibrahim Sorie, Chef de la mission de la Sierra Leone auprès de l'UE, à droite, et José Manuel Barroso

H.E. Ambassador, Ibrahim Sorie, Head of the Mission of Sierra Leone to the EU, on the right, and José Manuel Barroso

Information from Chernor Ojuku Sesay, Press attaché Sierra Leone Embassy Belgium.

The Diplomatic staff at the Sierra Leone Embassy in Brussels, led by  the head of the Chancery Mrs Florence Bangalie, embarked on a mission to locate the whereabouts of the evacuated Sierra Leoneans, following the bomb attacks at Brussels’ Airport.

The evacuated passengers, both outbound and inbound have been relocated to three different places in Antwerp, Vilvoorde and Leuven.

The Brussels Airline management provided buses for the stranded passengers to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Paris airports, where arrangements were made to fly them to different destinations.

The passengers were without luggage. In the confusion which ensued following the unexpected bomb explosion, many lost personal items, including laptops, ipads etc.

The embassy painstakingly assisted some the stranded Sierra Leoneans by providing travelling documents that will enable them to proceed further to Freetown.

Those without Schengen visas were not allowed to move out of the camps. They were requested to stay calm as they await escorts  to either Germany, Holland  or France to join other flights.

There were rumours that Sierra Leoneans were among the dead and injured. This is too early to be confirmed by the embassy and the Belgian rescue team hasn’t provided any concrete information yet.

This detailed information might be released before the end of the week. The embassy will keep you posted on any further development.

Sierra Leoneans around the world, including the Belgium branch of the APC party, are deeply saddened by this tragedy and wish to send their sympathy and condolences to the injured and families of those that lost their loved ones.

The Incompetent Belgian Government Responsible For Terrorist Attacks

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As the world sends its sympathy to the victims of the recent terror attacks in Brussels, the most fervent prayer to be uttered for Belgium itself is that it finally wakes up. The incompetent Belgian government, its bureaucratic law enforcement agencies and its half-hearted intelligence services deserve as much blame for the slaughter as the murderers.

For more than a decade, the bumblers in Belgium have stood by as terrorist hotbeds emerged in their midst. Speaking to Newsweek on condition of anonymity, frustrated intelligence officers in other European countries slammed the Belgians, saying that they have failed to do the basic legwork to detect terrorist cells in neighborhoods around Brussels, with their efforts instead focused on groups that all but announce themselves, such as Sharia4Belgium, whose leaders were prosecuted last year. Belgian law enforcement has few contacts or informants in the areas around Brussels where terrorists live. Only in the last few months has Belgium started pumping greater funding to intelligence efforts and to recruiting more personnel.

Belgium’s lackadaisical approach to Islamic terrorist cells has placed much of the continent in danger, which is why government officials from the European Union and the United States have been quietly pressing its leaders to shape up, intelligence officials say. The terrorists who have set up shop in Brussels are only a short drive from Paris, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Berlin.

Few in the intelligence community were surprised to discover that the November terrorist attacks in Paris were organized in Belgium, led by a Belgian named Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and included a suicide bomber and shooter from Belgium. That attack was the deadliest in the European Union since the 2004 Madrid train bombings, whose perpetrators included Belgians in a terrorist cell that was part of the Groupe Islamique Marocain Combattant.

Read more: http://europe.newsweek.com/isis-brussels-belgium-bureaucrats-terrorism-islamic-state-europe-paris-440658?

 

An Open Letter To Obama: Let Belgium Pull Down The Statue Of King Leopold If You Respect Yourself As A Black President

Cry 4Obama shed tears for victims of terrorism in Brussels, but the root of the problem remains unsolved. 

My condolence to the families of those who have  lost their loved ones in this week’s terror attacks that hit Brussel’s airport. But it’s time to address the issues which have brought this terrible misfortune on Belgium.

Apart from the bad policies of the Belgian government, they have shown to the world that they don’t have value for the lives other human beings, especially Africans, but one thing they have forgotten is Moroccans are also Africans.

The European and the American media will  never publish the facts, instead, they continue to promote hate and racism, bringing discomfort among foreigners and citizens.

How would you feel, if you are an Arab and America or Europe invades Iraq, lying that the country has weapons of mass destruction, then after the destruction of the country, nothing was found?

How would you feel being an Arab, when Europe and America, through Eastern block doctors, deliberately infected Libyan children with HIV virus, then invaded Libya to kill Ghadaffi?

The European and American media continue to pretend they don’t know about this and rather cause panic and fear with unnecessary publications and telecasts.

In America and Europe, you are not called Hitler if you kill 10 million Africans, including children and women. The reason there is a statue of King Leopold II in Brussels, while there is no statue of Adolf Hitler.

The Bible I read daily tells me that God created man in His own image, thus, I understand that everyone is a human being. If America and Europe want to be successful in the fight against terrorism, they should take the lives of Africans and ‘people they don’t consider as human beings’ into consideration, just as they feel for the victims of terrorism at the Brussel’s airport.

The plot of terrorism is unseen, it’s invincible, only by chance, the law gets them. If the ISIS are not planning any terrorism actions, Muslims on African soil are plotting. These people have no conscience and are prepared to die because of their faith.

These are some of the points that make terrorist groups very dangerous, yet Europe and America continue to underestimate them, hanging on bad policies and putting the lives of innocent people in danger. Racism and discrimination are enough. Everyone wants equal rights and justice.