Intercultural Dialogue Institute of Ottawa entirely condemns the terrorist attack on Tuesday, March 22nd in Brussels, Belgium. The attack occurred at both the Zaventem airport and the Maelbeek metro station in Belgium’s capital. The Daesh (a.k.a ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which murdered dozens of civilians and left dozens more wounded.
Pope Francis shared a statement on the attacks with the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, condemning the “blind violence which causes so much suffering.” Several European monuments, including the Eiffel Tower, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Trevi Fountain lit up with displays of the colors of the Belgian flag in solidarity
As IDI Ottawa, we express our condolences to the families of our brothers and sisters who perished or suffered injuries from these senseless attacks. This type of violence is the work of an inhumane organization which seeks to terrorize innocent men, women and children without conscience or remorse. In the wake of this horrifying incident, let us unite in solidarity with Belgium.