With its large Islamic population, the majority of which are of Moroccan descent, Brussels has bloomed into Europe’s capital of Islam.

Who are these Muslims and how do they profess Islam in Brussels? Has Brussels become a greenhouse for Islamism in Continental Europe? Be that as it may, the influence of the European Muslim Brothers cannot be denied, the increasing Shiitization is a fact. Even more important, however, are the appeal for a profession of ‘pure Islam’, a literal interpretation of the teachings of Islam, and a return to the Prophet Muhammad’s way of life, which have never been stronger. The politics of Islamization pursued by the Gulf States are of overriding importance…

This book could not have been published at a more timely moment. It offers an exceptional and penetrating view on Islam and the radicalization among Moroccan Muslims in Brussels.

Team members

Bilal Benyaich

Bilal Benyaich (°1982) is a political scientist living from Belgium. He previously wrote the book Europe, Israel and the Palestinians (ASP). 

A working grant of € 4,670 allocated on 7/09/2009.


Title: Islam en radicalisme bij Marokkanen in Brussel (Only in Dutch)
Author: Bilal Benyaich (...)
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Halewyck
Prize: €17.50
ISBN: 9789461310040
Publication date: 29 May 2013
Pages: 208

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