brussels - The imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels does not have to leave Belgium. The government had withdrawn Abdelhadi Sewif's residence permit last month because it would be a threat to society and national security, but that decision annulled the Council for Foreigners' Disputes.
According to State Secretary Theo Francken (Asylum and Migration), the imam of the Saudi-funded mosque is a radicalized salafist. His right of residence was subsequently withdrawn.
The imam appealed and got right according to his lawyer. The authorities have not made clear by the Aliens Litigation Council why the man would pose a serious threat to society. Assumptions or general considerations are insufficient.
The lawyer of the imam has, according to his own statements, to show, among other things, that he does not turn away from society. ' This decision puts the image on my client right. ''