Brussels is under attack. First there were double explosions at the Zaventem airport and then there was another explosion at Maelbeek metro station just an hour later.
At least 28 people have been killed from these explosions. The numbers of those injured or killed are likely to rise.
Belgium has raised its terror threat to its highest level. This country has been an epicenter of terrorist activity in Europe. Many of the Paris terrorists were based out of Belgium.
“The metro was leaving Maalbeek subway station when there was a really loud explosion. It was panic everywhere. There were a lot of people in the metro,” witness Alexandre Brans told AP while wiping blood off his face.
The Belga News Agency reported that shots were fired as well as shouts in Arabic were heard just prior to the explosions at the airport.
One of the explosions happened at the American Airlines check in. This is making Americans feel that the terrorists were sending a message to them.
These coordinated attacks come just four days after the shooting and arrest of Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam the Molenbeek district of Brussels. It is believed that these attacks are revenge for Salah.
Security is being tightened at airports throughout Europe.
But, there still is a backlash on social media from people who don’t want to label this as radical Islamic terrorism. Coddling terrorists is only going to enable them to do it more. Call a spade a spade. And call a jihadist a jihadist. They don’t care about killing us, why are we worried about hurting their feelings?
How do you think Obama will react to this? Will he skip yet another service to stand against terrorism? Will he acknowledge that Americans may have been an intended target since this happened at the American Airlines check-in? Please share your thoughts.