I was in Belgium all last week, and was kindly given guided tours of the Muslim neighborhoods in Antwerp and Brussels. In Antwerp I took many photos, but alas, I stupidly left the camera in a hotel room in Brussels (I am trying to get it back). It was in Antwerp that I shot a photo of an Islamic butcher shop, thereby greatly angering the proprietor, who questioned me insistently about who I was, where I was from, and why I was taking pictures. First, looking suspicious, he said to me, "As-salaamu aleikum." I thought fleetingly about answering back "Wa aleikum as-salaamu," but decided against it -- and when I didn't, his suspicions were confirmed. (Why would he be so suspicious, if he had nothing to hide?) If I get the camera back, I will show you his shop. These photos, meanwhile, come from the Brussels sections of Schaarbeek, Koekelberg and Molenbeek.
This picture was taken right in front of the Brussels parliament.
A wall mural depicting the flags of various nations, all together in multiculturalist harmony. This is the dream of Europe, of course, which will soon become a nightmare at the hands of Islamic supremacists.
An Islamic butcher shop in Brussels, photographed from a safe distance.
One of the many private, and almost certainly unregistered, mosques that operate outside official supervision.
The Aya Sofya: greatest cathedral in Christendom, now after Islamic jihad conquest a museum in Constantinople -- and a halal snack shop in Brussels.
Islamic dress on sale. Just outside the field of vision of this photo were an array of mannequin heads sporting various stylish hijabs.