Salafism, far right and Chinese students mobilize State Security

Faced with these challenges, the body requests that its budget be tripled and that its workforce be doubled.

LSalafism, the far right and Chinese military students are the main challenges for Belgian society, according to State Security, whose annual report published on Thursday is mentioned in the newspapers’ La Libre Belgique ‘and’ La Dernier Heure ‘.

The Sûreté ensures in its report to continue to monitor religious extremism which it considers as a “breeding ground” for terrorism, without it being the only factor explaining the act. She is particularly concerned about “the strong growth in Belgium of the Madkhalist current within Salafism”, considered “totalitarian, racist and undemocratic” and “a serious threat to our inclusive society” because it tends to isolate the individual and his family of Belgian society. The Sûreté also supports Turkish Islamism, embodied by the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Justice and Development Party (AKP). Finally, the civil intelligence service keeps an eye on the Muslim Brothers, who are not violent, but who discreetly make entrism in political parties.

Pascal Pétry, Deputy General Administrator of State Security, spoke on this subject on the Premiere this Thursday morning: “We have found on several occasions that the Covid was used by some as a propaganda element to oppose communities against each other and make them responsible for this pandemic. “

He explains that “groups have used the Covid to challenge Europe’s image by saying that it was not capable of managing this crisis. “

The far right which made itself presentable and participates in the elections is another aspect noted by the Sûreté, that is to say, an “extreme right suit and tie”, like Vlaams Belang. Reportedly, some Belgian activists have started to frequent shooting clubs and have applied for a permit to carry weapons. About twenty activists attended training abroad.

Finally, the Sûreté notes that “a few dozen” Chinese military students currently attend Belgian universities. They come to Belgium “to acquire knowledge essential to certain military developments”. They “then take all the knowledge gathered in Belgian universities to make them available to the army of their country,” says the State Security.

Faced with these challenges, the body requests that its budget be tripled and that its workforce be doubled.


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