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Belgium Releases Three Detained In Weekend Anti-Terror Raid

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have released three people who were detained in a series of anti-terror raids in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, where some of the Paris and Brussels attackers lived or traveled. Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for

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Belgian Anti-Terror Units Raid Islamist Stronghold Molenbeek

Belgian anti-terror units are raiding Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, the densely populated suburb of Brussels which has been described as Europe’s “jihadi capital”. According to MailOnline the area was on “lockdown” on Saturday, with raids concentrated on the Rue Delaunoy. This is the same

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Mayor Orders Closure Of Molenbeek ‘Clandestine Islamic School’

As part of a campaign against religious radicalism, local authorities in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek have ordered the closure of a “clandestine Islamic school”. On Tuesday the mayor of Molenbeek, Françoise Schepmans, ordered the school to be closed after

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Report: Belgian Police Knew Abdeslam Brothers Planned Terror Act Since 2014

A “highly classified” police watchdog’s report into Belgium’s response to the Paris attacks shows Belgian police had information as early as mid-2014 that the Abdeslam brothers intended to carry out “an irreversible act”. As part of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people

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Belgian Minister Says Many Muslims ‘Danced’ After Attacks

Brussels (AFP) – Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon (pictured) said Saturday that a “significant” part of the Muslim population celebrated attacks, blaming the country’s policies for failing to integrate migrants into society. He did not explicitly refer to last month’s

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More Brussels Terror Raids, No Arrests Made

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian police ended a search of an apartment complex in the central Brussels district of Etterbeek on Saturday without making arrests after having evacuated the building’s residents, a Reuters journalist at the scene said. The building, which

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Police Shocked By Scale Of Islamic State Network in Europe

Police have uncovered a large and growing network of Islamic State fighters, at least two of whom came to Europe as “refugees.” French and Belgian authorities have found that the scale of the threat of terrorism could be much bigger

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Politico: ‘Europe Empowers Muslim Reactionaries’

From Politico.eu: As the violence spreads across continents, what we are witnessing is a meltdown of the Islamic universe. Populations in Africa are as much in the cross-hairs as those of India, Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere. The victims may

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Molenbeek Relieved, Resigned after Abdeslam Arrest

The question on everyone’s lips was “have they got him?” as rumours spread in a run-down Brussels district Friday that Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam had finally been arrested in their midst. As the rumour morphed into blaring news headlines

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Ten Held In Brussels Police Raids Targeting An Islamic State Recruitment Network

Police have taken nine people in counter-terror raids carried out on 10 properties in Brussels today as part of a campaign targeting a suspected Islamic State recruitment network. Armed Belgian police raided the nine properties early this morning in the districts of Molenbeek, Schaerbeek,