Bart Debie

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Bart Debie of Vlaams Belang, Source: Bart Debies blogsite

Bart Debie is a Belgian former police officer and prominent member of the right-wing Flemish nationalist party Vlaams Belang.

Debie was the alleged source of a leak which led to the police interrogation of two journalists in 2005.

De Graaf’s report said the Antwerp police and the federal prosecutor’s office met secretly to discuss the threat of a terrorist attack. An Al-Qaeda member was suspected of wanting to blow up a tunnel in Antwerp. Bart Debie - then Antwerp police superintendent and now an extreme right-wing parliamentarian - was present at the meeting and is suspected of being the source of the leak.
A search was carried out at his office on 18 January and police found that seven phone calls took place between De Graaf and him. De Graaf has never denied contacting Debie, but she said it was to "verify information."[1]

In June 2007, Debie attended a Pro Köln demonstration against a mosque in Cologne.[2]

He was also one of a number of people credited with assisting the organisers of the Counterjihad Brussels Conference in October 2007.[3] US counterjihad activist Pamela Geller mentioned him in her blog post following the event:

Much thanks to our gracious hosts Paul Belien of The Brussels Journal, Bart Debie, Filip De Winter, Philip Claeys, Dirk Crols and their colleagues and the blogosphere ambassadors, Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna, and many European bloggers, activists and experts who contributed ideas and contacts.



  1. Police question two journalists in new attack on confidentiality of sources, Reporters Without Borders, 27 January 2005.
  2. Anna Reiman, Far-Right Mobilizes against Cologne Mega-Mosque, Der Spiegel, 19 June 2007.
  3. Counter Jihad Brussels: 18-19 October 2007, International Civil Liberties Alliance, accessed 30 December 2007.