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This incredible photo is doing the rounds of social media today as Brussels tentatively eases the lockdown of the city.

For three days the Belgian capital has been a ghost town patrolled by heavily armed soldiers in the face of an imminent terror attack. Residents have been told to stay indoors and to avoid crowds.

While countless events and gatherings would have been cancelled, one couple decided to go ahead with their wedding and their official wedding photos will have an fascinating back-story.

Instead of being surrounded by friends and family, the newlyweds were photographed in a deserted cobbled street, flanked by soldiers. The shoot was captured on Saturday by a Dutch tourist who shared his photo on Twitter and before long, it was trending all over the world:

If you look closely, you can see that the soldier on the right can’t help smiling a little at the moment of joy in an otherwise bleak and stressful time.

The Belgian government says Brussels will remain on the highest security alert until at least Monday, but schools and some subways will reopen on Wednesday.

When the lockdown started, the army had to ask residents to stop posting pictures of security forces to social media. Immediately, Twitter users responded in the best possible way…. with cats. Using the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown residents found a way to send messages to the terrorists, telling them what they thought of them.


Join us in wishing the people of Belgium safety, peace and an end to the threat as soon as possible. 

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  1. Congratulations to the bride and groom love does have more power and can and does overcome!

  2. And some people still do not see a reason to worry! Winston Churchill 1899. “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” ===============================================================================================
    This is amazing. Even more amazing is that this hasn’t been published long before now.

    CHURCHILL ON ISLAM Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899. (Check Wikipedia – The River War). The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt. He was a prophet in his own time. He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.

    HERE IS THE SPEECH: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
    Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).

    Churchill saw it coming.

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