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STATEMENT

IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERRORIST ATTACK
AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN BRUSSELS

International Human Rights Movement 'World Without Nazism' is deeply outraged by the act of terrorism at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, capital of the European Union. Regardless of who stands behind this attack – whether it is the Islamic fundamentalists or right-wing radicals – it is obvious that Europe is facing a new wave of neo-Nazism and extremism, the practical manifestation of which is terror.

The events of recent months and years indicate that countries of the European Union did not draw any conclusions from the activation of national radicals and extremists of every persuasion, which has been ongoing in the Old World for several decades. Terrorist attacks in Toulouse, France; in Oslo and the island of Utøya, Norway; murder of a British soldier Lee Rigby in London, UK; and the recent bloodshed in Odessa – all of these are links in the same chain, which is called neo-Nazism.

The increasing bloodshed, the inaction of European politicians, and the underestimation of the neo-Nazi threat will result in this threat becoming more far-reaching. Politicians are still turning a blind eye at how rapidly the misanthropic ideology is spreading, at the activities of certain parties and movements which for some reason seems to be 'useful' at this stage, at the falsification of history – the ideological foundation of many extreme right movements.
All this is fraught with serious consequences, and recent terrorist attacks, including the one in Belgium, demonstrate this most clearly.

International Human Rights Movement 'World Without Nazism' expresses deep condolences to the victims of the terrorist act at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, as well as the Belgian authorities.

We urge the European governments to adopt decisive measures to curb the activities of neo-Nazi and radical nationalist organisations. To this end, we are proposing an international conference on the problem of radical nationalism, where representatives of government bodies from various countries and representatives of non-governmental organisations would design a common approach to the problem of neo-Nazism and the extreme right.


Boris Spiegel,

President of the International Human Rights Movement 'World Without Nazism'

May 26, 2014


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