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Distrust of Refugees Grows in Belgium

By the time he made it from Syria to Europe, 25-year-old Mulham, like many new arrivals, was already distrustful of authorities. In Croatia, for example, police told his group they were going to a hotel to shower and sleep. Instead, they were locked inside what smelled like a large barn, and held for seven hours. "I asked the police what was happening," Mulham said later as we drank coffee at a ramshackle café near a refugee camp in Belgium. "The officer told...

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