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Right Wing Groups Banned From Molenbeek Belgium, The ‘European Capital Of Jihad’ 


Nationalistic organisations have been banned from holding a demonstration in the Muslim enclave of Molenbeek, Brussels – an area which has become know as the ‘European capital of Jihad’.

Molenbeek mayor Françoise Schepmans personally blocked the demonstration, which was planned for 3pm this Saturday in the public square of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, RTBF reports.


She said she would not let the group “express themselves” because they were “extremists” akin to the Islamist terrorists hailing from district, who were behind both the Paris and Brussels attacks.

The “hipster right-wing” Génération Identitaire group had planned the event – a notably young movement, including many students who are opposed to mass-immigration the islamisation of Europe.

The ‘Casuals United Belgium’ group of football hooligans had announced on Facebook that would also be in attendance, declaring: “This is the perfect opportunity to express our dissatisfaction in the heart of the lion’s den”.

The group was part of the ‘Casuals Against Terrorism‘ demonstration on Sunday, which police hit with water cannon and pepper spray.

“We have no knowledge of any demonstration request from this movement. But in any case, this demonstration will not be authorised”, said Mayor Schepmans, explaining that:

“When we fight extremism, it is against all extremisms. It is therefore out of the question to allow furious madmen [fous furieux] to express themselves.”

And if people defy the ban, “the police will be present to dissolve the gathering on the spot”, she promised.

A 'Sharia4Belgium' radical Islamist group member speaks to the crowd during a protest by Muslim men and women in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean), in Brussels, on June 1, 2012. On May 31 small riots broke out in Molenbeek, after a woman in niqab (veil that completely covers the face) was checked by two police officers and asked to take off her full veil, which has been illegal in Belgium for over a year. The woman was brought to a police station after her refusal to comply and she allegedly assaulted two female police officers once there, leading to tensions in the local community. AFP PHOTO / BELGA / NICOLAS MAETERLINCK ***Belgium Out*** (Photo credit should read NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP/GettyImages)

A ‘Sharia4Belgium’ radical Islamist group member speaks to the crowd during a protest by Muslim men and women in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek (Molenbeek-Saint-Jean), in Brussels, on June 1, 2012. (Getty)

“In Molenbeek as elsewhere, Islamists out of Europe” was the heading of the event as advertised by Génération Identitaire

Almost 500 Belgians have joint Islamic State (IS), more per capita than from any other European nation. Molenbeek, in the capital city of the European Union, is home to just 90,000 habitants but has supplied many of the terrorist who attacked Paris and Brussels.

The Belgian authorities have been accused of turning a blind eye to Islamic extremism in the district.

Ten years ago, Muslim journalist Hind Fraihi posed as a sociology graduate student to investigate. She wrote a book warning that Islamist hate was being preached openly, and many youngsters recruited into Jihad. She was largely ignored and dismissed as “exaggerating” by the government.

Just this weekend, young men in the Molenbeek were sent messages calling on them to “make the right choice” and “fight the westerners”, thought to be sent by IS operatives.

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