British Arab Network Chairman condemns Brussels attacks in interview on Al Alam TV26 Mar 2016, by In the Media -
Dr. Wafik Moustafa, Chairman of the British Arab Network, has condemned the terrorist attacks in Brussels in an interview with Al Alam TV.
Dr. Moustafa said:
“I condemn theses cowardly and despicable acts. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The perpetrators and those behind them must be hunted down and brought to justice. Clearly these young men were brainwashed into believing a perverted and twisted ideology. That ideology and the radicalisation it produces sometimes in conjunction with other factors such as petty crime and deprivation, has to be tackled head on. I urge EU Government’s to take a forensic and comprehensive approach in tackling extremism and terrorism”.
Brussels attacks: Zaventem and Maelbeek bombs kill many
22 March BBC News www.bbc.co.uk
More than 30 people are believed to have been killed and dozens injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.
Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at about 07:00 GMT, with 11 people reported killed.
Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station near EU headquarters an hour later, leaving about 20 people dead.
Brussels police have issued a wanted notice for a man seen pushing a luggage trolley through the airport.
He was pictured in CCTV footage with two other suspects who are believed to have died in the blasts.
The Islamic State (IS) group said it was behind the attacks in a statement issued on the IS-linked Amaq agency.
Belgium has raised its terrorism alert to its highest level. Three days of national mourning have been declared.
Prime Minister Charles Michel called the latest attacks “blind, violent and cowardly”, adding: “This is a day of tragedy, a black day… I would like to call on everyone to show calmness and solidarity”.