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Journalist warns: After attacks, ISIS can benefit from rising xenophobia


Speaking to TODAY from Brussels, Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, calls the mood there “very somber,” and says there was worry earlier in the day that further attacks were ahead. He says there is a “large population” of disaffected young Muslim and Arab men who are tempting targets for terrorist recruitment. He says that “we can be winning the war on the ground in Syria and Iraq” and yet losing it in the face of terrorist attacks elsewhere. He warns of rising xenophobia in Europe – which may lead to even more recruitment opportunities for ISIS.