I may have been critical of my native country Belgium in the past, but yesterday’s events in Brussels solidified friendships and my love for my people’s resilience and way of life.
IS, ISIL, ISIS, Daesh (or whichever way they want to be called next) may think they won another war on foreign soil, but the western world is ready to shatter further illusions of jihadism and hatred harder, faster and louder. There simply is no place for extremism in our world.
Many thanks to the emergency services, fire department, police, Belgian army and all those who helped people caught up in the terror attacks.
For updates on the ongoing situation, please visit the BBC News website here.
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