Matthew Fisher: Brussels’ Africans have no patience for narrative that discrimination spawned jihadists

BRUSSELS — The narrative is heard constantly in Molenbeek and other Arab districts of Brussels: Arabs have been discriminated against and economically disadvantaged in Belgium.

It is offered as the principal reason the Belgian capital has spawned thousands of jihadists who are now in Syria and Iraq and dozens of other homegrown radicals who were at the centre of terrorist attacks last year in Paris and twin suicide bombings in Brussels last month that have left hundreds dead and wounded.