Editor’s Note: They knew all about these guys but we’re supposed to believe they had no idea the Paris attacks were coming?
Belgian authorities allegedly had a list of suspected jihadists including the “mastermind” of the Paris attacks and the two brothers who carried them out – a month before the massacre took place.
Françoise Schepmans, the mayor of the Molenbeek district of Brussels where several of the Isis extremists had lived, was allegedly handed the names and addresses of more than 80 people believed to be Islamist militants, the New York Times reported.
Speaking to Europe 1 radio today, she admitted a “terrorist network was formed in Molenbeek” and that fundamentalism had been growing in the suburb since the 1970s.
“It is up to state security services to control what preachers are saying,” she added. “The municipal authority has different tasks.”
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who was killed in a police raid in Saint-Denis last week, was believed to have orchestrated the attacks that killed 130 people on 13 November.
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