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Molenbeek has 22 mosques — for 95,000 people. Why?

I’m here in Molenbeek, Belgium, otherwise known as the jihadi capital of Europe.

This place has been the breeding ground for the jihadis who have attacked us in Paris, in the Bataclan, at Charlie Hebdo. This is where they came from.

And in this tiny place, only 6km squared, population 95,000, there are in the order of 22 mosques.

So I went around the city with my trusty board, and labelled them, to show you how many mosques there are and ask the question:

Why do you have so many mosques in such a small area with such a small population?

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PS: If you think it’s important to tell the other side of the story, then please contribute to help keep Hopkins World strong, by DONATING HERE. (We’re saving money where we can: Katie and her team stay in inexpensive hotels, spend as little as they can on travel. But Katie needs security when she travels, and you can’t skimp on it.)

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