brussels bombings

Alienation Grows in Brussels District that Bred Paris Attackers

By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS, June 1 – When Moroccan-born former boxer Mohamed Idrissi orders a young man out of his gym for smoking, the respect is tangible. The youngster stubs out his cigarette and leaves, head bowed. Inside the gym, the muted thud of leather gloves striking punchbags resumes. Idrissi’s influence goes beyond his

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Brother of Brussels Suicide Bomber Set for Rio Olympics

BRUSSELS, May 21 – Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of the Brussels suicide bombers, has won gold at the European Taekwondo Championships and is now set to compete for Belgium at the Olympic Games in Brazil. Older brother Najim, 24, was one of two suicide bombers who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on

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Paris, Brussels Attackers: What Is Known So Far

BRUSSELS, April 14 – Following the Daesh attacks in Brussels on March 22, below is a list of principal suspects and, in some cases, their links to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks: * Khalid El Bakraoui, 27, Belgian, blew himself up on a metro train at Maelbeek station. He was handed a five-year prison sentence for

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Belgium: Pop Goes the Jihad

The bombings in Brussels show that most of what you’re being told about Daesh and the extremists is wrong BY Kurt Eichenwald Anyone surprised by the recent murderous attacks in Brussels has not been paying attention. Per capita, Belgium is Europe’s hotbed of young Muslims who travel to Syria to fight alongside the militant group

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