A Safe Haven for Terrorists in Brussels

(Politico) Matthew Levitt - The municipality of Molenbeek, a subsection of Brussels, is a terrorist safe haven in the heart of the capital of the European Union, and no one quite knows what to do about it. Only 8 of 114 imams in Brussels speak any of the local languages. The majority Muslim municipality of about 100,000 people is the second poorest in the country. Islamic State offers residents a fast track from zero to hero. Salafism [a radical Islamist ideology] is mainstream in Belgium. The writer is Director of the Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2016-03-29 00:00:00

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