Terrorism Threat Level Rises in Brussels After Resistance Demonstrations to Belgium Burqa Law
I am currently studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium for the summer. My purpose for this endeavor is to pursue the study of Islam in the context of European politics. So when I received a quite startling e-mail from the U.S. embassy in Belgium, I knew I was in the crux of this subject.
Here in the last few weeks, Brussels has come under increased safety concerns. Specifically, the U.S. embassy issued another notice that the terrorism threat level has been elevated in light of a recent stabbing attack on Brussels police. The attack was in a metro and is thought to be in response to a police scuffle involving a Muslim woman. The altercation was centered around her resistance to the Belgian burqa ban law, enacted alongside France's last year. (...)