17 October 2021

Johan Leman

Willems square (Laken) and the Paris and Brussels attacks. (part 2)

In a first article, we explained how the authors of “Le clandestin de Daech” (Georges Dallemagne and Christophe Lamfalussy) see Oussama Atar (OA), the young boy from Willemsplein in Laeken, […]

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12 October 2021

Johan Leman

Square Willems (Laken) and the Paris and Brussels attacks. (part 1)

Square Willems is cool. Especially when the sun is shining. And yet it is here that some young people came who planned the Paris and Brussels attacks. This is the […]

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4 October 2021

Johan Leman

Police and young people

Recently I had two visitors, Mr Sylo Taraku and Mrs Vibeke Rachline, both from Norway. Sylo Taraku is of Kosovar origin, has Norwegian nationality and, as a member of the […]

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29 September 2021

Johan Leman

Was Salah Abdeslam really inspired by IS ideology?

Under the pseudonym Etty Mansour, a young French author (lady) published “Convoyeur de la Mort” (Paris: Equateurs Littérature, August 2021, 569 p.) after 5 years of research. Relying on conversations, […]

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21 September 2021

Johan Leman

New Belgium, a migration history 1944-1978 (part 2)

My previous post on Tom Naegel s book, written in Dutch, was about the period of the barracks with the German prisoners of war, followed by the Italians, the Spanish […]

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13 September 2021

Johan Leman

New Belgium, a migration history 1944-1978 (part I)

I am currently reading Tom Naegels’ book, written in Dutch, on Belgium’s migration history between 1944 and 1978. I have arrived at chapter 9 (“Open borders”). The book has 14 […]

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6 September 2021

Johan Leman

Salah Abdeslam in Paris

There’s something I’m wondering… Salah will now, in September 2021, in Paris, answer questions about who he is, and what motivated him in November 2015, almost 6 years ago… As […]

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30 August 2021

Johan Leman

Two Foyer publications

A first one in French : “Molenbeek confined, Molenbeek resilient”, a publication of the Foyer des Jeunes This book is the result of a project of the Foyer des Jeunes […]

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26 July 2021

Johan Leman

August: holiday month, but not without activity

In August, there will be no overview on our blog of the migration and refugee movements towards Europe for a month. In the meantime, if you want to feel the […]

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16 July 2021

Johan Leman

Refugee Migrations in(to) Europe: July 1-15

July 1.  Despite a large police presence at the French-Spanish border, migrants are still trying to enter France from the city of Irun. To avoid police vigilance, they are taking […]

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