Horrified by the attacks in Paris, the World Congress of GLBT Jews issues a call to face the war against democracy declared by Islamism
November 14, 2015, Washington, DC
The World Congress of GLBT Jews is deeply horrified by the appalling terrorist attacks that took place on Friday, November 13, in Paris, where our members of Beit Haverim are based. We join in sorrow and extend our condolences to the relatives of the victims. Our thoughts are also with the injured, especially those struggling to stay alive. We fully support France and its authorities in this new event.
After attacking the free-thinking, law enforcement, and the Jewish community in January, Islamist terrorism has now targeted youth, culture, sports, diversity and happiness.
Faced with this war, the response must be firm and merciless against individuals, terrorist organizations, and their supporters. Let us not be caught in the trap of ethnic and religious divisions set by Islamism, which finds an ally in nationalism in an attempt to tip our democracies into a “civil war of civilizations.”