Brussels attacks: unity must win over hate

Brussels, 22 March 2016 - The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) strongly condemns the horrific attacks in Brussels today and mourns the many victims. Our thoughts go to the victims and their families.

It is crucial to refrain from incitement to hatred and violence against innocent people in the aftermath of these attacks and to avoid stigmatising and polarising any community.

Hate can only be countered by more unity and solidarity, and with more long-term investment in social inclusion. We need to continue upholding human rights and reinforcing democracy in the response to these attacks.

For further information, contact:
Georgina Siklossy, ENAR Communication and Press Officer: Tel: +32 (0)2 229 35 70 - Mobile: +32 (0)473 49 05 31 - E-mail:

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