The Paris attacks and the phenomenon of radicalisation in Belgium

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A Belgian soldier observes the platform of a Brussels’ metro station following the terror alert level being raised to 4/4, in Brussels, Belgium, 25 November 2015.

The Paris attacks and the phenomenon of radicalisation in Belgium


New Europe spoke with Dr. Carlo Facci about the phenomenon of radicalisation in Belgium related to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris by Islamic State. Facci is a political scientist based in Brussels and a senior lecturer at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon.
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