An 18-month-old toddler has become the latest victim of an attack in Belgium by a man in possession of grenades and a rifle.
Herman Van Rompuy, a former Belgian prime minister who is now president of the European Council, said he was badly shaken by the attack.
"There is no explanation whatsoever," Van Rompuy said. "It leaves me perplexed and shocked."
An article in De Standaard reveals that Nordine Amrani was known by the police for various offenses related to drug and gun possession. In September 2008 he was sentenced to 58 months imprisonment after police raided his house and found 9500 gun parts, Kalashnikovs and a rocket launcher, as well as 2,800 cannabis plants. He was paroled in October of last year after serving two thirds of his sentence.
And Mr. Van Rompuy is perplexed and shocked? How about if Mr. Amrani would have been given the length of the prison sentence of Jonathan Pollard or Sholom Rubashkin?