A hit and run on a Muslim women in Molenbeek this weekend, blamed on ‘far right’ anti-Islam demonstrators, was in fact perpetrated by an allegedly drunk local youth named “Mohamed”.
The revelation comes after news websites across the world – including the Daily Mail, the New York Post, EuroNews, the Evening Standard, Russia Today, the International Business Times, the Sunday Times, the Huffington Post, the Metro, ITV News, the Daily Caller, the Independent, the Sun, the Mirror and more – lumped the blame onto “far right” protesters in the no go zone of Brussels.
Tensions in the notorious district of the capital city of the European Union (EU), now know as the ‘European capital of Jihad’, were exceptionally high over the weekend. The mayor had banned a planned protest by the nationalistic Génération Identitaire (GI) group, but left wing counter protests and local youth were out on the streets en mass.
The Mayor said nationalistic groups should not “express themselves” because they were “extremists” akin to the Islamist terrorists hailing from district, who were behind both the Paris and Brussels attacks.
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So, a few days later when an innocent hijab wearing Muslim women was stuck by a speeding car, which had just evaded armed police, the media were quick to label it, or imply, that it was an anti-Muslim hate crime.
“Muslim woman is mown down by grinning far-right activist who then stops to take a PICTURE during anti-Islam rally”, touted the Daily Mail.
“Muslim woman was purposely run over… during a far-right protest”, and, “Muslim woman ‘mown down’ by car during far-right protest…” echoed the New York Post, the Evening Standard, the Express and others.
Another Belgium news site, DH Net, reports the men are 20-year old “local youths” who were “under the influence of alcohol and drugs”, and their vehicle had been rented out by a friend.
For record re Video of woman getting hit by car in #Molenbeek. Solid local source tell us driver was NOT member of far right group.
— Paraic O'Brien (@paraicobrien) April 2, 2016
The hit and run, therefore, is very unlikely to be ‘anti-Muslim’ or ‘far right’, but none of the mainstream papers have yet corrected their reports, or even reported the development including the arrested and their names.
The two young men driving the car were pictured filming and laughing at armed police – who were aiming their weapons at their car – seconds before the impact.
They sped off from the initial hit and run, but were arrested later after hitting a motorcyclist and several parked vehicles. DH Net claims they “reeked of alcohol”.
Some 400 protestors turned up in Molenbeek this weekend despite protests being completely banned. Around 100 people were arrested in and around the district, many of whom were left wing ‘Anti-fascists’ and local youths who ‘rioted’.
At least two of those arrested were anti-migrant protestors, however, allegedly for possession of Molotov cocktails. Media reports claimed they were from the Génération Identitaire group.
However, Génération Identitaire specifically instructed its members not to attend after the ban was issued, and leaders from the group told Breitbart London the reports were untrue.