The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expressed shock and revulsion at the attacks, calling them “shots at the heart of Europe,” which must countered
Jewish organizations in Europe denounced the Brussels terror attacks on Tuesday, describing the incidents as Islamist terrorist attacks and the work of “Islamic fascists,” and called for concerted action against terror infrastructure and terrorism supporters.
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) expressed shock and revulsion at the attacks, calling them “shots at the heart of Europe,” which must countered.
“This is yet another shocking, appalling and deadly attack on innocent Europeans by radical terrorists,” said Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the EJC.
“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. 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.”
Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis expressed solidarity with the families of the victims and the injured in Brussels and that the Jewish community was praying for them.
“This latest act of war of Islamic fascism against the capital of Europe and against all the values and liberties it represents is another chapter of the struggle between the forces of light and of darkness in our time,” said Goldschmidt.
“A United Europe has to gather its strengths in unity and in determination to face and fight this evil on all fronts, in the media, on the borders, in the mosques and in the markets.”
The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain, the institution that officially represents Spanish Jewry, contacted The Jerusalem Post to express its profound sadness and concern for the victims the terrorist attacks, as well as it’s sympathy and condolences to the families of the wounded and dead.
“The FCJE condemned the attacks on the European capital and expressed its solidarity with the Belgian people.
”Once again, we feel the need to urge the European authorities to react firmly to this terrible event, and not to give in to the blackmail of terrorism, and the threat that radical Islam presents for the entire world, in wishing to eliminate our ethical and democratic values,” said a spokeswoman for the federation.