The neighborhood has struggled with a bad reputation since the attacks in France and Belgium. Bonnevie Centre, a social project, shows that Molenbeek is not a merely hotbed of Islamic terrorism.
Mohamed Abrini has been formally charged with his alleged involvement in the 2015 Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people. His lawyers criticized the French court case as Abrini is already facing charges Belgium.
Belgian police are holding three people for questioning after anti-terror raids in Brussels. The raids were in the suburb of Molenbeek, where some of the Paris and Brussels attackers had lived or passed through.
Belgium has been fighting religious radicalization since it became painfully obvious that Islamists were operating in the country. Art and humor have become tools in the battle. But there is still a very long way to go.
Belgium's federal prosecutor has said the man behind a bombing at Brussels Central Station may have supported the so-called "Islamic State." Investigators also found materials used to make explosives in the man's home.
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