Francken compares Notre Dame fire with ISIS terror

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 11:24
Francken compares Notre Dame fire with ISIS terror Wikipedia
Former Belgian State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken (N-VA) compared the Notre Dame fire on Monday evening to the devastation that ISIS committed on Christianity, but immediately got a lot of backlash.

The fire in Notre Dame is being treated as accidental, and terrorism was soon ruled out. However, Francken took to Twitter to draw a comparison with devastations that ISIS committed on old monasteries and Christian properties.

Translation: "After the destruction of the oldest monasteries and shrines of Christianity by ISIS in Syria, we may lose the most beautiful and impressive Christian monument in Europe, What a pitch black day."

"Congratulations, Theo, with this tweet you will win no less than two cups: 'Most Disgusting Political Recuperation of 2019' and 'Most Gracelessly Compared 2019'! Have fun with it!"

He did not take the criticism well and went one step further.

Translation: "Anyone who wants to see some kind of accusation in this is being hysterical, what is happening in Notre Dame is terrible and sad. A similar sadness struck me when ISIS exploded Palmyra, among other things. Too bad for such a beautiful symbol of Christianity."

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

Google Plus

More Stories

Thieves break into organic goods store in Naninne

Thieves break into organic goods store in Naninne

An organic goods store in Naninne was burgled over the weekend, the office of the public prosecutor of Namur reported on Sunday.

Fire at psychiatric centre in Schaerbeek: All patients evacuated

Fire at psychiatric centre in Schaerbeek: All patients evacuated

Brussels firefighters were called Monday at 9:46 AM to a fire at Le Centre Hospitalier Jean Titeca, rue de Luzerne in Schaerbeek, fire spokesman Walter Derieuw told Belga.

Boy ends up trapped under Easter Fair ride in Kortrijk

Boy ends up trapped under Easter Fair ride in Kortrijk

A young boy (5) was injured on Sunday evening at the Easter Fair in Kortrijk after he went on an attraction unaccompanied and then ended up under a conveyor belt.