Belgian city of Mechelen embraces integration

Many of the suspects in European terrorist attacks have come from marginalized communities in Belgium. In the face of radicalization, the city of Mechelen has successfully embraced integration. The city is seen internationally as an exemplary model of the successful integration of immigrants in general and refugees in particular. There are no Islamist radicals here; none of the city’s 86,000 inhabitants have gone to Iraq or Syria to fight.

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