No Place for Extremism


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.

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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.


© Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner are strictly prohibited.

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5 thoughts on “No Place for Extremism

    1. Thanks for the kind words Jean. It’s almost too incomprehensible to understand the type of horror people are capable of and in the name of religion. It wasn’t if it would happen though but when after the arrests last week. Still, it came as a shock to all. It will only bring the country and people closer together.

      1. You’re more than welcome, Billie.
        I’m sure you are right that it will bring the people closer together but it’s heartbreaking for those who have lost loved ones or who have been injured.

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