Officially, Prime Minister Charles Michel of Belgium said there was no information about whether the attacks were related to the arrest last week of the main surviving suspect in the assaults in and around Paris last year that killed 130 people.The main problem—Brussels, like Paris, is full up with Muslim immigrants. Yesterday, before the terror attack, A. W. Morgan did a post here saying Belgian Prime Minister: Jihadists Are Our Own Fault. Expect more of that. See, earlier,
The timing was noted by officials. “We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Mr. Michel said.
Officials have also been concentrating on a particular Brussels neighborhood in an investigation of an Islamic State recruitment network.
Brussels has a high proportion of citizens who travel to Iraq, insular Muslim communities believed to have helped shield jihadists, and security services that have had problems with their counterterrorism operations.