Paris attack: Why Belgium is at the heart of a destructive wave of terror in Europe

As a modest, if prosperous nation of just 11 million, Belgium rarely makes news headlines, yet today it has the unenviable distinction of being Europe’s Jihadist hothouse.

After the Paris attacks, police quickly traced the terrorists to Brussels, raiding addresses in the Molenbeek district and arresting seven suspects. It was in the grimy, run-down, neighbourhood that investigators believe the Paris plot was hatched by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-born son of an immigrant shopkeeper from Morocco.

  • canminuteman

    An idiot at work told me that we don’t need to worry about refugees because the Paris attack was home grown because the attackers were from Belgium. I didn’t even bother to try and explain. This is the sort of absolutely brain dead idiocy we are up against.

    • Blacksmith

      There sure are some STUUPID people breathing our air.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I hope right thinking liberals are out there today protesting the disproportionate force and egregious fascist insensitive racist police activity aimed at innocent Muslims seeing how if even 1/10th of this activity were happening Jerusalem the response of Belgium would be screaming that reached to Allah in heaven.

  • John

    This article ( in french) explains how Molenbeek got to be the way it is.