Daniel Bacquelaine is a deputy and head of the MR [a political party] group in the Chamber. He is also burgomeister of Chaudfontaine. In Mouvement Réformateur [Reform Movement], he leads the struggle against radical religious groups. He preaches vivre ensemble and his speeches and political actions make certain people unhappy.
It all started shortly before July 2011. On this date, Belgium became the second country in the world to ban "the wearing of any item of clothing that completely or mainly hides the face in a public space". This was aimed at clothing of the burka and niqab type. It was at this time that the anonymous email threats started.