Leaked report: ‘Salafism in Belgium spiralling out of control’

Belgian Muslims are increasingly influenced by radical Salafi and even Wahhabi schools of Islam, which succeed in dominating more and more mosques and religious centres. Extremist Islamic preachers have been gradually outcompeting their less fanatical ideological competitors in the Western European country, a recent study by the Organization for the Coordination of the Threat Level (OCAD) has concluded.

At the same time, researchers found that imams (Islamic preachers) operating in comparatively moderate mosques are radicalising as well.