Note, Google Translate – Spring Cleaning in Molenbeek: nearly 90 associations dismantled for their links with Islamism
No fewer than 90 associations were dissolved in the commune of Molenbeek and dozens of investigations are still ongoing in the context of the fight against Islamism. The city has about 1,570 sports and cultural associations.
In 2014, the Attorney General of Brussels Johan Delmulle Belfi launched the project. The goal? Go hunting social fraud committed by Belgian nationals parties to Syria and carry out inspections in the various associations close to jihadist networks.
This Friday, September 2, the result of these investigations was presented to the press: eight operations have control of Molenbeek 26 places, including cafes, sports clubs, shops, mosques and Koranic schools. Of these, 17 were not in order and three mosques and an underground school were closed.
In all, nearly 90 non-profit associations that have been dissolved by the Belgian authorities.