A terrorism watchdog organisation warned that the threat of far-right extremism is underestimated in Belgium, primarily due to a lack of attention from authorities.
Comité T, the Counter-terrorism Vigilance Committee, argued in its annual report that violent acts from the far-right often fly under the radar because authorities are so focussed on other forms of extremism.
“The lack of attention paid to the far-right terrorist threat is not caused by the inadequacy of the law, but rather by how it is implemented,” the report said.
The watchdog organisation wrote that a change of perspective is needed in Belgian counter-terrorism policy. It argues that over the past ten years, this has largely centred on the acts of foreign terrorist actions.