Thursday, October 11, 2007
Belgian Teen Expresses Hatred of Foreigners by Murdering an Innocent African Woman and the 2 Year-Old in Her Care
19 year-old Hans Von Themsche seen leftwas sentenced to 30 years in prison by a Belgian court for shooting and killing Oulematou Niangadou (pictured far left along with fellow victim Luna Drowart), a nanny from Mali in a park in broad daylight in 2006; when the 2 year-old toddler Niangadou was caring for began crying, Von Themsche shot and killed her as well.
Von Tehmsche, the son of the founder of a right-wing anti-immigrant group, told authorities he'd hoped to randomly murder 5 foreigners in Antwerp where the racist shooting spree took place but only managed to murder the nanny and the toddler and wounding a woman of Turkish descent before being shot in the stomach by police.
For years the right-wing Vlaams Blok party has generated support amongst the Flemish population in the north of Belgium by playing off cultural unease with a growing population of foreigners, many of them Muslim.
While Vlaams Blok positions itself as a nationalist political organization, some critics claim it is little more than a racist front.