The mayor of the Brussels district of Molenbeek on Tuesday said
far-right extremists have been banned from holding a planned anti-Islam rally in the troubled neighbourhood, as the city remains on edge after last week’s suicide attacks.
Members of the French
far-right youth group Generation Identitaire had posted a message on their website asking supporters to descend on Molenbeek Saturday and march under the banner “Let’s expel the Islamists!”
The impoverished immigrant neighbourhood of Molenbeek has long been seen as a hotbed of Islamist extremism and the prime suspect in November’s Paris terror attacks was arrested there earlier this month, just metres from his family home.