Immigrants, refugees, ISIS militants among them… connection or just coincidence, or a well orchestrated plan. Mohamed Abdeslam is the brother of TWO of the terrorists that attacked Paris who is claiming to have no knowledge of his brothers plans.
One of Mohamed’s brothers, Ibrahim, blew himself up outside of the cafe Comptoir Voltaire near the Bataclan concert hall. The other, Salah, is now on the run after making it back across the Belgian border and is currently one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.
Mohamed was held and questioned by French police, but later released after it was determined he played no role in the attacks.
Mohamed had this to say (HT First Post):
“As far as my brother is concerned, we don’t know where he is right now,” Mohamed Abdeslam told Belgium’s RTL television at his family home in Brussels after he was released by police without charge after two days in detention.
Mohamed Abdeslam addresses the media at his house in the Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels on Monday. AP
“He grew up here, studied here, he is a totally normal lad.”
“None of us knew anything. Not us, not our family. They are big boys, they are grown-ups. You don’t ask them what they’re doing every time they leave the house.”
“We are very shocked about what has happened. We learned about it the same way you did. And we can’t believe for a moment that either of my brothers is linked to these attacks,” the municipal employee said hours after his release.
“We think of course about the victims, about their families. But you have to understand that we also have a mother, we have a family, and that these remain, despite everything, her children,” he added.
Abdeslam added: “I am one of the brothers but in no way am I linked in any shape or form to what happened on Friday 13.
“I have an alibi for Friday night and that’s the reason the judge decided to free me. We are an open family, we have never had problems with the law. My two brothers have normal attitudes.”
Abdeslam may have an alibi for the night of the attack, which allowed him to walk free, but that does not mean he had no knowledge that both of his brothers were planning to participate in a terrorist attack that left 127 dead.
The mother said that Ibrahim may have been “stressed,” and believes that the detonation was accidental. She can’t possibly believe that he put on an explosive jacket and did not intend to use it.
Abdeslam and his mother claim they had no knowledge that the boys were planning to participate in this horrific attack. I find it hard to believe that the close family of these two terrorists were not aware of their plans; no goodbyes, no Allah’s be with you. I don’t believe them, but it is near impossible to prove otherwise.