Brussels court upholds ban on anti-Islam protest planned for Sept. 11

An appeals court has upheld the ban of an anti-Islam protest planned for Sept. 11 in Belgium’s capital, six years after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The organizers an alliance of Europeans opposed to the “Islamization” of Europe failed to prove the ban causes them “irreparable damage,” the Council of State, an administrative appeals court, ruled late Wednesday. Brussels Mayor Freddy Thielemans banned the demonstration Aug. 9 fearing it would disturb public order and calling the Stop Islamization of Europe alliance an inflammatory group. […]