Attacks in Brussels: Political cause or religious fanaticism?

Police man a security checkpoint outside the Midi train station following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. © Christian Hartmann
How safe should Europe be considered now, after terror attacks in Brussels left over 30 dead and 200 injured? RT has asked Mohammed Shafiq, chief of a leading Muslim youth organization, and radio host Jon Gaunt. Watch their heated debate.

In the wake of Tuesday’s bombings in the Belgian capital, UK Independence Party leaders have issued a statement claiming that the only way to protect Britain from a similar fate is to suspend the Schengen  and reestablish border control.

Prime Minister David Cameron immediately deemed these remarks offensive, lashing out at UKIP for using the Brussels attacks to make a case for Brexit.

It all comes at the time when Europe is largely divided over the migrant crisis. Could jihadists be crossing into Europe from Syria and other hotbeds unnoticed? Can Europe handle more migrants, if it can't deal with homegrown terror?

Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation – a leading Muslim youth organization in the UK – and radio host and social commentator Jon Gaunt have clashed in an RT debate over Europe’s immediate future.

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