’57 dangerous individuals identified in Belgian Molenbeek’

’57 dangerous individuals identified in Belgian Molenbeek’

In the Belgian Molenbeek 57 dangerous individuals are identified. That the minister of the Interior Jan Jambon Thursday morning said on the Brussels radio station Bruzz.

Thus, he presents the first results from the so-called Kanaalplan, that radicalisation, extremism and terrorism in and around Brussels needs to address.

The 57 individuals are closely monitored, and are on the list of the Institution for the Coordination and Analysis of threats (OCAM). The group mainly consists of returned Syriëstrijders, of which 27 would be able to stand again to return to Syria.

In addition, mosques and other individuals related organizations are examined. Also being monitored.


The police did in the framework of the plan for 5,000 homes. “Because mayor Schepmans (Molenbeek) had no clear idea of who exactly lived”, according to the minister against Bruzz.

The minister indicates for the output of the Kanaalplan more agents to recruit, and five new municipalities involved.


After the attacks in Paris in november 2015, was often a link between the district and islamic terrorism. At least three of the eight perpetrators of the attacks in Paris lived there.

On march 18, 2016 Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected in involvement in the attacks in Paris, in Molenbeek arrested. He stayed in the house of friends.

Abdeslam remains silent about his role in the attacks. At the beginning of september was Abdeslam to the palace of justice in Paris, transferred. He will, according to French media be interrogated by antiterrorismerechters.

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