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Professor Simon Petermann: « Belgium remains a target for the jihadists »

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Prof. Petermann

Pr. Simon Petermann. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Were the Brussels terrorist attacks of this March 22nd predictable?

Professor Simon Petermann: Unfortunately, I think that these attacks were predictable. So far, Belgium is regarded by jihadists as a fallback basis with its huge Muslim population, mostly of North African origin (in Molenbeek a lot of Muslims are from the Rif region in Morocco), grouped or ghettoized in some areas of large cities (Brussels, Antwerp, etc.). A minority of youngsters, mostly born in Belgium, frustrated and resentful against our society for many reasons, are receptive to radical ideas. Lire la suite »

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