AEL leader 'should stay in Lebanon'

26th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 July 2006, BRUSSELS — Extreme-right Flemish Interest leader Filip Dewinter has urged against letting Arab European League leader Dyab Abou Jahjah, who is currently "offering help to the resistance" in Lebanon, from re-entering Belgium.

26 July 2006

BRUSSELS — Extreme-right Flemish Interest leader Filip Dewinter has urged against letting Arab European League leader Dyab Abou Jahjah, who is currently "offering help to the resistance" in Lebanon, from re-entering Belgium.

"There is no way back after he said on television and in newspapers that he openly supports the side of the Islamic fundamentalist terror organisation," Dewinter said.

"Abou Jahjah cannot and may never step back into this country."

The Flemish Interest leader made his statement on the Dutch news and current affairs television programme 'Twee Vandaag' which will be broadcast on Friday night on Nederland 2 at 6.25pm.
 
Abou Jahjah has dual Belgian-Lebanese nationality and if it was up to the Flemish Interest, he would lose his Belgian nationality due to the fact he is aiding the resistance in Lebanon, Belgian newspaper 'Het Laatste Nieuws' reported on Wednesday.
 
"I prefer to see him working there than here. In Lebanon he is at home … I hope that he stays there. He has, at any rate, still a lot of work to do because the country needs to be completely rebuilt," Dewinter said.

Abou Jahjah is the driving force behind the AEL, which campaigns for immigrant Islamic rights in Belgium and the Netherlands. The Flemish Interest has long campaigned against immigration and the continued entry of Muslims into Belgium.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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