Did anyone else catch the closing paragraphs of the AP report on the Belgian jihadist last week?

Attack in Belgian city leaves 4 dead, 75 wounded

By RAF CASERT | AP – Tue, Dec 13, 2011

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — A man armed with grenades and an assault rifle attacked holiday shoppers Tuesday at a central square in the Belgian city of Liege. Four people died, including the attacker, and 123 others were wounded or injured, officials said.

It was not immediately clear what motivated the attack in the busy Place Saint-Lambert square, the central entry point to downtown shopping streets in the city in eastern Belgium. The attack prompted hundreds of shoppers to stampede down old city streets, fleeing explosions and bullets.

Interior Ministry official Peter Mertens said the attack did not involve terrorism but did not explain why he thought that.

Belgian officials identified the attacker as Norodine Amrani, 33, a Liege resident who they said had done jail time for offenses involving guns, drugs and sexual abuse.

Herman Van Rompuy, a former Belgian prime minister who is now president of the European Council, said he was badly shaken by the attack. “There is no explanation whatsoever,” Van Rompuy said. “It leaves me perplexed and shocked.”

While officials excluded terrorism as a motive for Amrani’s attacks, Europe has experienced several recent terror attacks.

In Italy on Tuesday, a man opened fire in an outdoor market in Florence, killing two vendors from Senegal and wounding three other immigrants before killing himself, authorities said. Investigators identified the attacker as 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri, and RAI state TV said he was known to police for having participated in racist marches by an extreme right-wing group.

In Norway last July, far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik went on a bomb and shooting spree that killed 77 people around Oslo, apparently motivated by a hatred of Muslim immigrants and a deep grudge against the governing Labor Party. A psychiatric evaluation found him criminally insane, which if upheld by the courts means he would end up in compulsory psychiatric care instead of prison.

Belgium, also has not been immune to this sort of violence.

In the early 1980s, a group of heavily armed gunmen dubbed the “mad killers of Brabant” terrorized supermarkets and other stores in the Brabant region around Brussels. The gunmen fired apparently at random at bystanders during a series of robberies between 1982 and 1985, killing 28 people in all.

The scale of the bloodshed, the military weapons used, and the fact that the robberies often involved relatively small amounts of money sparked suspicions that right-wing terrorists may have been behind the attacks. But there were no claims of responsibility and the identity of the attackers remains unknown to this day.
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AP correspondents Don Melvin, Gabriele Steinhauser and Robert Wielaard in Brussels contributed to this report.

I had to read this twice to determine that it was not farce.

So in other words, rather than cite any of the countless recent Muslim attacks in Europe which number among the 18,000 terrorist attacks by Muslims since September 11, 2001, these AP writers went fishing for specifically non-Muslim attacks to compare this latest Muslim attack to. Even reaching into the 1980s for an example. In each case, we’re offered white right-wingers.

Now that takes work. And willful insanity.