Category Archives: Oussama Atar

Five Years Ago — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015) [UPDATE : At long last, the trial begins.]

“A jihadi loves a vacuum, as Syria demonstrates. Belgium as a state, and Belgium as the heart of the European Union are as close to a vacuum as Europe offers these days. (…) There is a vacuum. Vacuums are dangerous.” … Continue reading

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5 Years Ago — Remembering the Brussels Attacks (March 22, 2016)

“If not for the request by different organizations, Oussama Atar would still be in Iraqi prison.” Jawad Al-Hindawi — Iraqi Ambassador to Belgium March 21 2021 — There is no longer any doubt that Oussama Atar, a Belgian of Moroccan descent, … Continue reading

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Five Years Ago — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015)

“A jihadi loves a vacuum, as Syria demonstrates. Belgium as a state, and Belgium as the heart of the European Union are as close to a vacuum as Europe offers these days. (…) There is a vacuum. Vacuums are dangerous.” … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering the Brussels Attacks (March 22, 2016) [2020]

“With the usual reservations, it seems to indicate that Oussama Atar is dead and, importantly, that the judicial investigation continues. It is essential to continue to try to shed light on this dark affair.” Georges Dallemagne — Belgian Federal representative … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015) [2019]

“The Paris attacks prompted intense scrutiny of ineffective and convoluted governance in Belgium, where a vast majority of the attackers had ties.” New York Times (December 24 2016) “We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks are … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering the Brussels Attacks (March 22, 2016)

“With the usual reservations, it seems to indicate that Oussama Atar is dead and, importantly, that the judicial investigation continues. It is essential to continue to try to shed light on this dark affair.” Georges Dallemagne — Belgian Federal representative … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Paris Attacks (November 13 2015)

“The Paris attacks prompted intense scrutiny of ineffective and convoluted governance in Belgium, where a vast majority of the attackers had ties.” New York Times — December 24 2016 “We must accept to live with the idea that other attacks … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Europe Most Wanted (Paris and Brussels Attacks)

“Mr Atar’s situation is being followed closely. Repeated requests made by Belgium to the Iraqi government to consider an early release for humanitarian reasons have been fruitless so far.” Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs — October 9, 2010 October 16 … Continue reading

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Remembering the Brussels Attacks — March 22 2016

“With the usual reservations, it seems to indicate that Oussama Atar is dead and, importantly, that the judicial investigation continues. It is essential to continue to try to shed light on this dark affair.” Georges Dallemagne — Belgian Federal representative (February … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — BELGIUM — Europe’s Most Wanted

“Mr Atar’s situation is being followed closely. Repeated requests made by Belgium to the Iraqi government to consider an early release for humanitarian reasons have been fruitless so far.” Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs — October 9, 2010 Oussama Atar, … Continue reading

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