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Europe’s capital is under siege. Blue police trucks armed with water cannon line the streets. Coils of barbed wire ring the subway exits. The marching season is upon us, and right now Belgians think they have plenty to be angry about.

Another girl’s body has turned up. This time, a nine-year-old Mor-occan discovered in a basement in the centre of Brussels. She had been missing for four years. The investigating magistrate told the parents there was no point in consulting a lawyer. Case closed.

The suspect is a convicted paedophile, let out after a few months’ detention despite a long…

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