Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 13:00
Report: Belgium hunts young jihadist, believed to be Dutch Imam's son
The Belgian police launched a manhunt for a young jihadist after a video surfaced on the internet showing him wandering the streets of Verviers and calling on Allah to kill all Christians. Though the boy's identity is still unknown, local newspaper La Meuse believes he is the son of radical imam Sheik Alami - a Moroccan hate preacher with a Dutch passport, RTL Nieuws reports. The boy on the video seems to be around 15-years-old. In the video he prays in a singsong voice and Arabic, saying things like "Oh Allah annihilate the hateful Christians. Oh Allah, kill them all. Do not leave a single one." According to RTL Nieuws, the Mayor of Verviers considers the boy dangerous and wants him arrested as soon as possible. The federal police were called in to help with the search. The Dutch Coordinator for Counterterrorism and security service AIVD would not comment on the boy's identity or the belief that he is a Dutch Imam's son. A spokesperson told RTL that they do not go into individual cases.