The mayor of the Belgian city of Molenbeek, Francoise Schepmans, was given a list of jihadists living in her area the month before the Paris attacks which included the names of some of the Paris attackers.
Whats even more concerning is that this list of 80 jihadists which included Paris mastermind Abdelhamid Abaaoud also said his “blood brothers” Brahim and Salah lived in an apartment that the mayor could see from her window!
When pressed for answers as to why nothing was done, Schepmans said it was none of her responsibility.
She told the New York Times:
“What was I supposed to do about them? It is not my job to track possible terrorists.”
From the New York Times:
BRUSSELS — A month before the Paris terrorist attacks, Mayor Françoise Schepmans of Molenbeek, a Brussels district long notorious as a haven for jihadists, received a list with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area.
The list, based on information from Belgium’s security apparatus, included two brothers who would take part in the bloodshed in France on Nov. 13, as well as the man suspected of being the architect of the terrorist plot, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Molenbeek resident who had left for Syria to fight for the Islamic State in early 2014.
“What was I supposed to do about them? It is not my job to track possible terrorists,” Ms. Schepmans said in an interview. That, she added, “is the responsibility of the federal police.”
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