Didier Leroy is a leading terrorism researcher at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium and an adjunct at the Free University of Brussels.

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Why Belgium?

Following the November 2015 attacks in Paris, the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Molenbeek Saint Jean was heavily policed, Brussels, Belgium, November 16, 2015

The Belgian intelligence services are monitoring roughly one thousand “potentially dangerous” individuals; 130 of them have been in Syria or Iraq and returned to Belgium. Notably, upwards of 80 percent of them are of Belgian-Moroccan origin, including several of the Brussels and Paris attackers.