At least 50 ISIS supporters have infiltrated the Brussels airport, still reeling from the mid-March terror attack that claimed scores of lives.
And little is being done about it.
That’s according to an open letter from Belgian police, who say they know of 50 Islamic State supporters working at their airport but are being restricted from taking actions.
Airport police in the letter “said they were not satisfied with security. They complained that employees of all ranks had access throughout the airport, and that there were insufficient checks on passengers before they entered the terminal to check in for flights,” according to the New York Times, and say that “security workers had been complaining about conditions for more than a year.”
According to the Daily Mail, the complaint from airport police — widely circulated in Belgian papers — says, “Some people suspected of having fought in Syria came to the airport as ‘false tourists’. We reported their presence but we do not know if anything was done with that information.”
The letter continues, “When we checked these people, we were surprised more than once. It was men with a radical ideology and a long police history,”
“Even today, there are at least 50 supporters of the Islamic state who work at the airport. They have a security badge and have access to the cockpit of a plane,” says the Daily Mail.
The startling admission has U.S. authorities scrambling to maintain the safety of American citizens, and critics have noted that Belgian citizens have access to visa-free travel to the U.S.
That means any citizen with a Belgian passport is allowed to journey, unquestioned, to the United States and travel freely with no background check.