"It's good that they are willing to pay, but far more important than money is the truth. "
- LIEVE HALSBERGEa representative of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, on the agreement, in principle, of the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium to financially compensate some of the hundreds who claim they were sexually abused by clerics
"I have a weapon. It's to write. It's to speak out. That's my jihad."
- MALIKA EL AROUDof Belgium, who calls herself a female holy warrior for Al Qaeda and has become one of the most prominent Internet jihadists in Europe
"In our view, it's a violation of many of Belgium's international obligations — the U.N. Convention ["on human rights"] and the European Court of Human Rights."
- JOHN DALHUISEN,of Amnesty International, after Belgium's lower house of Parliament banned burqa-type Islamic dress in public
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