Tag: Belgium

Why Belgium is Ground Zero for European Jihadis
By March 23, 2016 Read More →

Why Belgium is Ground Zero for European Jihadis

Several factors help explain why Brussels, the political capital of Europe, has emerged as the jihadist capital of Europe.

Posted in: Belgium, Islam in Europe
A Month of Islam in Europe: June 2015
By August 8, 2015 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Europe: June 2015

A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Europe in June 2015.

Posted in: Islam in Europe
A Month of Islam in Europe: January 2015
By February 21, 2015 Read More →

A Month of Islam in Europe: January 2015

A chronological review of some of the main stories involving the rise of Islam in Europe in January 2015.

Posted in: Islam in Europe
Belgium: Jihad Mega-Trial Begins
By October 6, 2014 Read More →

Belgium: Jihad Mega-Trial Begins

Belgium’s largest-ever terrorism trial has begun under tight security in the port city of Antwerp.

Posted in: Belgium, Islam in Europe
The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 2013
By January 13, 2014 Read More →

The Islamization of Belgium and the Netherlands in 2013

Belgium and the Netherlands have been at the forefront of the debate over Muslim immigration and integration in Europe. What follows is a chronological summary of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in Belgium and the Netherlands during 2013.

Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread
By December 16, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Islamic Fundamentalism is Widespread

The majority of Muslims in Europe believe Islamic Sharia law should take precedence over the secular constitutions and laws of their European host countries, according to a new study, which warns that Islamic fundamentalism is widespread and rising sharply in Western Europe.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Islam Conquering European Higher Education
By August 13, 2013 Read More →

Islam Conquering European Higher Education

The Catholic University of Leuven, the oldest university in Belgium and one that has been a major contributor to the development of Roman Catholic theology for more than 500 years, will offer a degree in Islamic theology beginning in 2014.

Belgium Erasing Christianity for Islam
By April 30, 2013 Read More →

Belgium Erasing Christianity for Islam

The move to “de-Christianize” the Christian holidays has been roundly criticized by those opposed to the relentless spread of multiculturalism in Belgium.

Posted in: Belgium, Islam in Europe
Belgium vs. Islamic Jihadists
By April 19, 2013 Read More →

Belgium vs. Islamic Jihadists

Belgian police have carried out dozens of raids and arrested six Islamists — including the pugnacious ringleader of a Belgian Salafist group called Sharia4Belgium — suspected of recruiting foreign fighters for the war in Syria.

Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear
By April 5, 2013 Read More →

Europe: Mosque Building Shifts into High Gear

From Belgium to Greece and Spain to Germany, 2013 is shaping up to be another banner year for the construction of mosques in Europe.

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists
By March 21, 2013 Read More →

Europe’s Latest Export: Jihadists

More than 1,000 Muslims from across Europe are currently active as Islamic jihadists, or holy warriors, in Syria, which has replaced Afghanistan, Pakistan and Somalia as the main destination for militant Islamists seeking to obtain immediate combat experience with little or no official scrutiny.

Confronting Sharia Law in Belgium
By March 19, 2013 Read More →

Confronting Sharia Law in Belgium

Members of Parliament introduced a bill that would limit the power of Muslim extremists who win elected office at the local or national levels and isolate themselves from the political mainstream.

Posted in: Belgium, Islam in Europe