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Belgian Muslims fear growing anti-Islam backlash in wake of terror attacks
by Linda A. Thompson and Delfine Reuter
It's already been a rough few months for Belgian Muslims in the wake of November's terrorist attacks in Paris and the search for suspects in Belgium: Lockdowns, increased security and raids on homes.
Now, in the wake of the country's deadliest terrorist attacks Tuesday, Muslims who live in Belgium fret more fear, suspicion and harassment is on the way.
Recent anti-Muslim rallies in Flemish cities such as Antwerp and Ghent have been relatively small but they may grow in size and become violent, said Nabil Riffi, an attorney of Moroccan descent who lives in Antwerp. "My fear is that they will draw more people to them because the danger is now among us," he said.
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