Letter From Europe
Blaming Policy, Not Islam, for Belgium’s Radicalized Youth
The Schaerbeek neighborhood in Brussels. Salah Abdeslam, the Islamic State recruit who participated in the Paris terror attacks, sought refuge in the neighborhood for weeks.
Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times
By STEVEN ERLANGER
April 7, 2016, New York Times
The problem is not Islam, he insists, but the negligence of government officials like himself in allowing self-contained ethnic ghettos to grow unchallenged, breeding anger, crime and radicalism among youth — a soup of grievances that suits Islamist recruiters.
“Our cities are facing a huge problem, maybe the largest since World War II,” Mr. Goldstein said. “How is it that people who were born here in Brussels…
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