That the plotter and other terrorists of the attacks on Paris, France, a week-ago, were Belgian, or had some form of residential link to Belgium, clearly sheds light on an incubated Belgian connection to the rise of extremism among free peoples.
The light cast upon Belgium should not be to criticize nor to chastise, but to gain an understanding into the rise of radicalization and the spread of extremism after years of failed attempts to integrate Belgium's 650,000 Muslim population within the general population of Dutch-speakers in the north and French-speakers in the south.
Belgium's marginalization of neighborhoods like Molenbeek along with the ease of arms acquisitions in the Midi, amount to a useful case study on the rise of radicalization and extremism among free peoples.
As Brussels continues on a security lock down today, over precise fears of a Paris-style attack there, it is hoped that the deployment of heavily armed police and soldiers, will be able to sustain the calm of the homes of the European Union(EU) and NATO. And once the present high-alert has been lifted, Belgium and other nations could look further into the causes contributing to radicalization with Molenbeek as a laboratory, with a view to sustaining serenity in the homes of the free.