Belgian Broadcasters receive video terror threat

In a video received by Dutch broadcasters, terrorists threatened Belgium with “chaos, bloodshed, and atrocious attacks” in a DVD sent to several news editors. Three DVDs were sent to the Dutch broadcasters VRT and VTM, and the alternative, independent news website Indymedia.

The videos show three masked men against a background with Arabic writing. Two of the men were shown as armed, and the third as having a set of explosives tied around his chest. The videos were sent in an envelope with Al-Jazeera being indicated as the return address.

Federal Police are currently investigating the video and looking into whether it is authentic or possibly a joke, while still taking the tapes extremely seriously.

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Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio; no evidence of hate crime found

After the anti-Muslim documentary ‘Obsession’ began being distributed in Ohio, a chemical irritant was sprayed through the window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, during Friday prayers in Dayton, Ohio. About 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service where a room housing babies and children while their parents prayed, was sprayed and gassed. Children immediately felt burning on their faces, and reported feeling sick in their stomach; several were taken to the hospital to be examined. Dayton emergency and HAZMAT personnel arrived on the scene. While a can of pepper spray was found outside the mosque, firefighters and HAZMAT did not detect pepper spray in the air. Dayton police said that there is no indication that the incident was a hate crime, with not enough evidence to make a connection.