Why Belgium Has A Homegrown Terrorist Problem
Belgium has produced more foreign fighters per capita than any other country in Europe.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | March 23, 2016
Long before Tuesday's attacks in Brussels, an alarming number of Belgian nationals were traveling to Syria and Iraq to fight.
The tiny country has produced more foreign fighters relative to its population than anywhere else in Europe.
Belgian jihadi expert Pieter van Ostaeyen estimates as many as 562 Belgian fighters have gone to Syria and Iraq — most joining ISIS, others joining the Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat Al-Nusra.