Belgium extradited Paris terrorist Salah Abdeslam to France on Wednesday, causing a media frenzy after his own lawyer called him a "moron."
Abdeslam, 26, was one of four terrorists who murdered over 130 people in Paris in November in a series of coordinated attacks throughout the city.
Despite this, Abdeslam is a "moron" with the "intelligence of an ashtray," his lawyer, Belgian attorney Sven Mary, stated to the press Wednesday.
"He is the perfect example of the GTA (Grand Theft Auto video game) generation who thinks he lives in a video game," Mary fumed, to French paper Liberacion. "I asked him if he had read the Koran, and he replied that he had looked up what it meant on the Internet."
There had been a manhunt for Abdeslam ever since the November 13 attacks. At one point it was speculated that he fled from Belgium to Germany.
Subsequent reports indicated he had traveled to Hungary before the attacks in Paris, where he "recruited a team" from unregistered migrants passing through.
According to AFP, it is believed Abdeslam had been holed up in a flat in Brussels for at least three weeks.
He slipped past three police checks in France as he fled to Belgium just hours after the terror assaults, a source close to the probe said in December.