BRUSSELS, Belgium – European foreign ministers are in Brussels to talk about beefing up security measures to meet the increasing threats from jihadist terrorists.
Intelligence sources say as many as 20 sleeper cells could be ready to strike in Belgium, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. Now, Greece is in the mix.
Over the weekend, Belgian authorities asked Greece to extradite a suspect, but there’s no word on why the person was in jail, or why Belgium wants him or her.
In France, authorities are looking for associates of Amedy Coulibaly, the man killed by police during the terror attack on a kosher market in Paris.
Two of them left their DNA on things he owned.
Meantime, hundreds of armed troopers patrol the streets of Belgium and around Jewish schools.
Belgium's Jewish community believes it's high on the list of terror targets. The worry is for good reason. Last year, a man killed four people inside a Jewish museum in Brussels.
"People feel it's dangerous to walk on the street. People are afraid to come to synagogues. Afraid to send their kids to Jewish school,” said Rabbi Menachem Margolin of the European Jewish Association.
Members of Belgium's Muslim community are also scared about what will happen next. Some Muslims expressing their shock that terrorists may have been living among them.
Apparently they never asked about the 300 or so of their neighbors who went to Syria to train with jihadist groups.
Another reason to get to know your neighbors.