JUST AS EVIL: ISIS supporters on social media celebrate lethal Brussels bombings
After the first explosion in Zaventem airport, Islamic State’s supporters created on Twitter the hashtag “Brussels is on fire” to express their happiness in light of the attack.
ISIS adherents on social media were celebrating the deadly terror attacks that took place in Brussels Tuesday morning, although the group has not officially claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The blasts at the airport and metro station which killed at least 20 people occurred four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in the November ISIS attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Belgian police had been on alert for any reprisal action.
Shortly after the first explosion in Zaventem airport that resulted in the killing of 13 people, Islamic State’s supporters created the Twitter hashtag, “Brussels is on fire,” to express their happiness in light of the attack and deliver threatening messages to “Western Crusaders.”
The most common remark under the hashtag was “You declared war against us and bombed us, and we attack you inside your homeland.” After each additional attack, ISIS supporters celebrated writing “Allahu Akbar.”
The popular hashtag is apparently inspired by a similar hashtag created by ISIS supporters after the November 13 Paris terror attacks, “Paris is on fire.”
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