Second generation immigrants in Belgium

In this section, West selects the most up-to-date news, accompanied by regulations, data and studies regarding second generation immigrants: girls and boys born and/or raised in the country to which their family immigrated.

An Italian expert on terrorism speaks from Brussels


“Compared to the attacks in Paris, this time is more difficult.” Those were the first thoughts of Marco Martiniello, professor of sociology and immigration at the University of Liege, when I phoned him in ...

Muslim outsider is Mister Gay finalist


For the first time ever, one of the finalists of Mister Gay Belgium is a Muslim. Abdellah Bijat is a 22-year-old of Moroccan origin who hopes to break the taboos surrounding Islam and homosexuality ...

Helpline to call if you think your child might join Isis


A hotline has been made available to answer questions from parents worried that their child might join an Islamic extremist group. The initiative has been launched in Belgium where, after the recent attacks in ...