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Total Confusion: Did Merkel Take a Selfie With Brussels Attack Suspect?

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A photo depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel taking a selfie with a man allegedly resembling Brussels bomber Najim Laachraoui has gone viral.

The image published online depicts Merkel posing for a selfie with a refugee whose resemblance to the Paris bomb-maker and Brussels attacker Najim Laachraoui has been vividly discussed by Internet users.

The picture was taken in September and has caused heated debate after recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

A series of terrorist attacks took place in the Brussels Airport and the Maelbeek metro station on Tuesday morning. As result of the attacks at least 31 people were killed and over 300 injured.

​The Belgian police released the picture of 24-year-old Najim Laachraoui on Friday, with the prosecutor's office announcing that the man detonated an explosive device in the airport.

Some social networks users argue that Laachraoui looks like the person they've seen on selfie with Angela Merkel. Their assumptions, however, remain unconfirmed.

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  • Terra
    Nothingt special here folks, just friends taking a selfy!

    In these cases there is no such thing as a "coincidence"!!
  • FlorianGeyerin reply toTerra(Show commentHide comment)
    Terra,
    Yes, we saw the same sort of thing when Mad John McCain was having a cosy meeting with the leaders of ISIS/DAESH.
  • Aon Duine
    They're not the same guy. Not that Merkel would know if any of the people she's taken selfies with were terrorists.
  • Izzy
    That's the same guy!!!
  • Angus Gallagher
    Regardless, millions in the EU will believe that she did take the selfie with the culprit because she has broken the social contract with the people. It's similar to the Liza abduction case where they tried to cover it all up and blame Russia. Doesn't matter- people had already made up their minds: it's therefore ultimately true politically- which I myself personally believe to be the case in fact.
    In other words, the breach of trust in Germany is total and irreparable. You see this in the massive upsurge in groups like Afd and across Europe in parties like UKIP- both of which want out of the EU vice. Merkel is loathed as much as President Putin is respected.
  • ralf.sxm
    She is that stupid.
  • arnelmadrinan
    merkel invited them ,,it OK to have a selfie with the host hahahahahahhahaha
  • Pentagonisabeast
    It's OK.It's Merkel who invited and provides for them.Same as a John MCcain did for DAESH.
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