When I first arrived to work at the European Parliament I was given the same advice as every new staffer: Never venture further south than Midi Station. This time honored rule has kept Eurocrats safe for decades, in the increasingly dangerous Islamist ghetto of Brussels.
The warning was not some sort of idle yarn, there are parts of Brussels that are genuinely dangerous for Christians to venue into. These areas like Saint Gilles and Molenbeek are not even few and far between. They are a short walk from the glamour of Grand Place and raw political powerhouse of the European Quarter.