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Suicide bomber’s mother: “My son Bilal lived like everyone else”


Source: Newspaper De Standaard, Belgium, Sunday 27 December 2015

Brussels — The mother of Bilal Hadfi, one of the suicide bombers to blow himself up in Paris last November, phoned in to Belgian-Moroccan TV station Maghreb TV to talk about her son’s radicalisation. “We could not have foreseen it,” she said. “He lived life the same as everyone else.” Continue reading “Suicide bomber’s mother: “My son Bilal lived like everyone else””

Cat alerts owners to fire: “Our Maxi saved our lives”

Source: Het Nieuwsblad, Belgium, 26 December 2015

Diksmuide — “We wouldn’t be here now if it hadn’t been for our Maxi.” The tomcat belonging to Jacques Vermeersch (63) and Marleen Onraedt (59) from Diksmuide in Belgium woke up his owners as fire raged through their utility room. Thanks to their pet the couple made it out of the house safely. Continue reading “Cat alerts owners to fire: “Our Maxi saved our lives””

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