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Belgian immigration and the promise of Mollenbeek

The investigation into the terror attacks in Paris has focused attention on Belgium. Investigators believe the attacks were planned there. Belgium has sent the largest number of foreign fighters in Europe to join ISIS. The country’s been linked to several other terror attacks in recent years, and several with ties to a neighborhood in Brussels called Molenbeek. The area has a large Muslim and immigrant population. Brussels, like France, has struggled to integrate its immigrants. We’ll take a look at Belgium’s immigrant communities and the Molenbeek neighborhood in particular with Marco Martiniello, a professor of sociology at the University of Liege in Belgium. (Photo: Flickr/Vincent Anderlucci)

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