Belgian Priest Stabbed by ‘Asylum Seeker’

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Belgian Priest Stabbed by ‘Asylum Seeker’

Lanaken, Belgium – A Belgian Priest opened the door of his home to an alleged asylum seeker who wanted to use his shower on Sunday afternoon. The Priest was rewarded with knife wounds in his hands after the man asked for money and was refused.

Robbery with a nasty punchline

The man told the priest he needed to use his shower and that he was seeking asylum in the Netherlands, which is only a few miles from where Father Jos Vanderlee lives.


Map via Daily Mail

The Priest let him in, and the man used the shower. But when he came out the man demanded money. Father Vanderlee refused, and a “skirmish” ensued.

The suspect stabbed the priest in the hands and fled the scene.

Father Vanderlee was rushed to the hospital in Genk to undergo surgery. The tendons in his hands were damaged from the assault, but he is expected to recover.

“No terrorism”

“Despite the fact that we are shocked, we must stress that this incident can not be linked to terrorist acts at this stage of the investigation.” Marino Keulen, Mayor of Lanaken

Police have launched an investigation, but are urging caution about linking the incident to terrorism. It is strange that this occurred less than a week after another priest was murdered during mass in France.

Police also said that the man is not a member of the asylum seeker community in Lanaken.

The suggestion has been made that the man only pretended to be an asylum seeker to gain access to the priest’s home to rob him.

Priests generally live in a parish house connected to their church. It wouldn’t take a genius to figure out who lived at that home, and that in politically correct Europe the person would probably try to be “kind” and let them in when requested.

So heads up, Christians, don’t let strangers and especially “asylum seekers” into your homes.



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Father Jos Vanderlee – photo credit- Archief Kerknet


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