(Brussels, Tuesday, March 22, 2016) – The European Jewish Congress (EJC) has expressed shock and revulsion at the attacks which took place in Brussels this morning. Two explosions rocked the departure lounge at Brussels Airport and another blast went off in the Brussel Maelbeek metro station, very close to European Union institutions.
“This is yet another shocking, appalling and deadly attack on innocent Europeans by terrorists,” Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC, said. “These attacks on an airport, train system and outside European Union institutions are shots at the heart of Europe.”
“These are attacks against all that we stand for. All Europeans, regardless of background must stand together and expel this terror and intolerance from our midst.”
The blasts come four days after Belgian police arrested a key suspect in the November 2015 attacks in Paris.
“We can no longer ignore the fact that radical Islamists are at war with Europe and all Europeans and we call on our governments and law enforcement agencies to act accordingly,” Dr. Kantor said. “We have been exposed for too long and now we must strike back at the terrorist infrastructure including those who support it economically, and those who inspire and provide it legitimacy.”