New York - Salah Abdeslam, the Belgian-born terrorist who has been on the run since he allegedly gunned down civilians during the Paris attacks of November 13, was known as a “rent boy” who visited gay bars, flirted with gay men, used drugs, and drank alcohol.
New York – Salah Abdeslam, the Belgian-born terrorist who has been on the run since he allegedly gunned down civilians during the Paris attacks of November 13, was known as a “rent boy” who visited gay bars, flirted with gay men, used drugs, and drank alcohol.
The bartender of a gay club in Brussels that Salah was allegedly seen at, told the Sunday Times that he was a regular of the gay scene in Brussels.
“We had him down as a ‘rent boy’, he was always hanging out with that kind of crowd,” the bartender at Saint Jacques quarter revealed.
Salah’s other terrorist brother, Ibrahim, who blew himself up at the terrace of the Comptoire Voltaire café during the Paris carnage, used to manage a bar in Molenbeek, Brussels, according to Karim, a friend of the Abdeslam brothers.
The bar, which was allegedly used as a den for drug trafficking, was closed down a week before the Paris massacre.
“Brahim [Ibrahim] and Salah spent most of their days smoking hashish and playing on PlayStation in the bar,” Karim said.
The 26-year-old alleged member of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has become “Europe’s most wanted man”.
Salah’s third brother, Mohamed urged his fugitive brother to turn himself in to the authorities, during a televised interview on Sunday.
“That way he can give us the answers we seek, our family and the families of the victims. We would rather see Salah in prison than in the cemetery,” Mohamed who claims not to know his brother’s whereabouts said.
According to the rules of the terrorist group (ISIS), homosexuals and adulterers are punished by death, being thrown off buildings or crucified, while those who use alcohol or drugs are heavily beaten.
A new photo of Salah has been provided by the authorities who claim he could be using a disguise, consisting of a new name, a wig and glasses.
Authorities have said Salah rented the black Volkswagen Polo used during the Paris attacks at the Bataclan concert hall, which claimed the lives of 89 innocent people.
Shortly after the attacks, Abdeslam was stopped by the police in his vehicle at the Brussels border, where he was let go and allowed entrance into Belgium after checking his ID.