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Zerohedge – Belgium: How Low Can A Low Country Get?
It has often been pointed out that if Muslims in the West are more passionately devoted to their own religion, culture, and values than Western infidels are to the principles that undergird their own civilization, then that civilization is doomed to fail.
In the face of the Islamic threat, of course, there is reason to be worried about pretty much every nation in Western Europe; but given the strange hollowness of Belgian identity, Belgium is a place of special concern. It is not only the location of the headquarters of the EU; it is, to quote the headline of a March 23, 2016, article by Soeren Kern for Gatestone Institute, “Why Belgium is Ground Zero for European Jihadis.” As it happens, Kern’s article appeared the day after members of ISIS in Brussels committed three suicide bombings, killing 32 people (not counting three terrorists) and injuring more than 300.
Four months before that, 137 lives were lost in terrorist attacks on the Bataclan Theater and other targets in Paris. The perpetrators were soon traced back to Molenbeek, a majority-Muslim neighborhood in Brussels.
“There is almost always a link with Molenbeek,” commented Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. Stefan Frank noted that Molenbeek “is considered Europe’s ‘terrorist factory.'” And French journalist Éric Zemmour facetiously suggested that France should forget about bombing Raqqa and should instead bomb Molenbeek.
In December, Belgian author Drieu Godefridi wrote of Brussels as a city “rapidly descending into chaos and anarchy.” November alone saw “three separate outbreaks of rioting and looting on a major scale,” exposing the fact that “lawlessness… is the new normal in Brussels.” Soldiers patrol the streets, but dare not act: “should a soldier actually hurt a looter, he would probably be publicly chastised, pilloried by the media, put on trial and dishonorably discharged.”

The first child has died under a new law in Belgium allowing doctors to euthanize children

The first child has died under a new law in Belgium allowing doctors to euthanize children.
In 2014, Belgium voted to extend euthanasia to children with disabilities, in a move pro-life advocates worldwide had been fearing would come and expand an already much-abused euthanasia law even further. The law allows minors to seek euthanasia under certain conditions and the measure also would extend the right to request euthanasia to adults with dementia. No age limit would be set, but the children who are euthanized would have “to possess the capacity of discernment.”

Culture of Death: Belgium Eyes Child Euthanasia

Culture of Death: Belgium Eyes Child Euthanasia

BRUSSELS — Since euthanasia was legalized in Belgium in 2002, Belgians have been euthanized for blindness, depression, anorexia nervosa, and a botched sex change operation.

Now, Belgians want to allow euthanasia for children.

Under legislation currently being debated in the Belgian Parliament, terminally ill or suffering children under 18 could be euthanized if they request it, their parents consent to it, and an expert deems the child capable of understanding their decision.

The bill is widely supported and is expected to become law.

‘Kids Never Choose Death’

Supporters of Belgium’s proposed euthanasia law say it is necessary and compassionate, but critics say it is only the next phase in what they call “a culture of death.”

Euthanasia is now considered medical therapy in Belgium.

Not only do two thirds of Belgians favor the new euthanasia bill, but in a controversial poll, three quarters said it would be okay for parents to euthanize their sick children without the child’s consent.

“The child does not have the maturity to get married or to buy alcohol or to buy cigarettes if he is 14. Now we are saying that because he is suffering, he might have the possibility to ask for euthanasia,” Carine Boucher, with the European Center for Bio-ethics in Brussels, said.

Michel De Keukelaere, a law student and the founder of the March for Life in Brussels said, “Children never choose to die. I don’t believe a child under 18 who is sick and who is ill wants to die.”

“Who will give the suggestion to the child that one of the solutions is euthanasia?” Boucher asked. “A child doesn’t know what euthanasia is. A child doesn’t know what death is.”

Socialist Revenge?

If children almost never want to die, why is such a law even necessary?

De Keukelaere views it as “…really a symbolic law. It’s sort of the revenge of these socialist and liberal parties who want to show that Christianity in Belgium is finished.”

What the law will almost assuredly do is make the practice of killing suffering children more common. Some Belgian doctors are already killing newborns with spina bifida at the parents’ request.

“The answer is caring. The answer is not killing,” Boucher said.

She said what doctors should be doing is alleviating the suffering of the terminally ill with world-class palliative care.

But the media and the left in Belgium are sending the message that doctors who resist euthanasia are uncaring.

“If you refuse euthanasia, you are a ‘bad doctor.’ It’s not tolerance, it’s really discrimination,” Boucher said. “It’s the world upside down.”

“Under all this terminology like, ‘It’s safe, it’s completely controlled by doctors.’ We give doctors the right to kill. Doctors should cure, they should not kill,” De Keukelaere said.

A vote on the measure is expected within weeks.

*Original broadcast Oct. 21, 2013.

Kidnapped Teacher: Rebels Said Assad Not Behind Chemical Weapons Attack

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
September 9, 2013

A Belgian teacher who was kidnapped by rebels in Syria said he overheard the militants acknowledging that President Bashar Al-Assad was not responsible for last month’s chemical weapons attack.

Kidnapped Teacher: Rebels Said Assad Not Behind Chemical Weapons Attack