Monday, January 11, 2016

Belgian Jihad expert Montasser AlDe'emeh was arrested this morning.

Arrestation de l'islamologue Montasser AlDe'emeh à Bruxelles

Montasser Al De'emeh , who was arrested early this morning , is not a stranger. Expert in radicalization , this scholar of Islam is accused of having made a false certification . But who is he really, and that it exactly do we know ?
Belgian Jihad expert Montasser AlDe'emeh was arrested this morning. (HLN) [Google Translated].

Belgian Jihad expert Montasser AlDe'emeh was this morning arrested in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek after searches in the context of a federal anti-terror investigation.

Montasser AlDe’emeh is a Belgian-Palestinian Arabist, islamologist and political scientist. At the Catholic University of Leuven he did research on islamic radicalization. For his doctoral research on western fighters in Syria and Iraq, he spent two weeks doing field research in Syria. AlDe’emeh began this research at the University of Antwerp and is now continuing his research at the University of Nijmegen.

In four raids in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Mechelen and Antwerp were arrested three people, including also AlDe'emeh. The investigating judge decided later today about their possible further detention.

Montasser AlDe'emeh, who currently works for the University of Nijmegen is known for his research into radicalization among Muslim youth. In 2014 he stayed for his doctorate two weeks in Syria to gain insights into the motives of Syriëstrijders. He is the founder of the knowledge and research "The Road To," which he also supports young people and co-author of the book "The jihad caravan."

The court has AlDe'emeh and two other men arrested in a federal terrorism investigation. There are suspicions that AlDe'emeh helped a terror suspect who is since late November in prison, he would have helped the prisoner by preparing a false testimonial about a deradicalisation course.

The suspect in prison was arrested because he wanted to leave for Syria, he's in jail on suspicion of participating in the activities of a terrorist group.Read the full story here.


Federal prosecutors said Montasser AlDe'emeh was charged with “having drawn up and submitted a false affidavit concerning a deradicalisation course taken by Jawad O. at the centre.”

The prosecutors said AlDe’emeh and Khalid O. submitted the false affidavit to a court hearing on November 27 in the hope of obtaining Jawad’s release.

The three men will appear in court within 24 hours to answer the charges, they said.

Montasser AlDe'emeh was conditionally released after being charged. Read the full story here.

Related 1. :

Montasser AlDe'emeh was stopped and checked beginning December 2015 for filming military and police. (LeSoir).[Google translated].

Montasser Alde'emeh introduced on Tuesday a complaint following this control, finding that the officers were aggressive. "A black Mercedes was spotted close to various army guard posts and police, whose driver was taking pictures and filming," says the commanding officer. "This car was reported and the driver was checked when the vehicle has been noticed, which is logical since the vehicle was suspicious. The terrorist threat is at level 3, it is not nothing. Mr. Alde'emeh was checked, searched his car and agents took note of its GSM Imei code. It's a routine. " Guido Van Wymersch, officers simply did their job, but the attitude has had Alde'emeh Montasser was not appropriate. "He challenged passersby to rally to his cause and also said he knew people at the State Security. This can be seen as an attempt to intimidate the police. "

Related 2.:
Montasser AlDe'emeh: 'Palestinian violence is legitimate but counterproductive'
 Montasser Alde’emeh is a doing doctoral research on the roots of armed jihad in the Middle East. Together with Pieter Stockmans Montasser traveled for MO* to Jordan in spring. Later he visited Jabat Al Nusra combatants in Syria linked with Al Qaeda and then he traveled to Gaza when the third Israeli war against the densely populated Palestinian territory was still in full swing.

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