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Politologist: blasts in Brussels may be a result of Belgium’s attacks on ISIS

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIt is likely that the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels are a way for terrorists to exact revenge against Belgium for its participation in coalition air strikes against ISIS positions in the Near East, notes politologist Ojars Skudra.

In his interview to Rīta Panorāma programme of LTV, Skudra reminded that Belgium currently considers carrying out new air strikes against ISIS positions in Syria, as reported by lsm.lv.

Skudra explains that Belgium and its politicians are responsible for allowing an entire district to live by its own rules, without complying with laws established in the country.

When asked if migration from Arab countries could contribute to the rise in radicalism, Skudra said it is unlikely to cause a rise in anti-Islam movement in Europe.

Nevertheless, Skudra reminded that it is necessary to remember two particular documents of the Muslim world that describe their views on human rights. According to documents adopted in 1981 and 1990, human rights are compatible only with Islam and must be in accordance with the Sharia. In addition, those documents state that being a Muslim is a natural state for humans.

He admits that one of the goals terrorist attacks in Brussels have achieved is fear. How soon this fear will go away will depend on actions of Belgian special services.

On Tuesday, 22 March, two blasts struck Brussels Zaventem International Airport. Shortly after the initial attack at the airport, two more blasts partially destroyed sections of Brussels metro. At least 34 people were killed and many more were injured as a result of those terrorist attacks. Authorities say suicide bombers were responsible. Both the metro and airport have been closed down.

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