NBC’s Richard Engel Frets Brussels Attack Could Lead to ‘Rise of the Right Wing’
After ISIS-affiliated terrorists killed at least thirty people and injured hundreds in Brussels, NBC’s Richard Engel worried the attacks could embolden the real threat: anti-immigration right wingers.
Engel warned on Today that the European Union’s open borders were a “very sensitive and explosive issue” in member countries. “We’re already seeing the rise of the right wing,” he said. “We’re already seeing rise of hate attacks, where people will use these kind of terrorist attacks, these kind of incidents to vilify all of the Muslim community.”
“Which, of course, only makes the situation worse,” he continued. “Because then people feel isolated, ostracized, ghettoized, and they retreat into their own community.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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