With its large communities of Moroccan and Turkish-origin, Molenbeek grabbed media attention worldwide post the Paris and Brussels attacks as having become an almost ideal recruiting ground for the dreaded IS
Abrini, a Belgian of Moroccan origin, was seen at a petrol station north of Paris two days before the attacks with other top suspect Salah Abdeslam, who drove one of the vehicles used in the November 13 attacks.
The blue, white and red colours of the French national flag lit up in buildings and towers around the world in tribute to the victims of the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks. French police evacuate residents in Saint-Denis, France, near Paris, November 18 during an operation to catch fugitives from Friday night's deadly attacks in the French capital.
Condemning the terror attacks in Paris, Muslim organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind on Wednesday (November 18) staged protests in several parts of the country, saying that killing of innocent people in the name of religion is tarnishing the image of Islam.
Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels’ most prestigious high schools, Saint-Pierre d’Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium’s most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria. The child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital’s […]