Caabu condemns horrific attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad

Caabu condemns horrific attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad

14 November 2015

Caabu utterly condemns the appalling attacks in Paris and Baghdad on 13 November and in Beirut the day before. These attacks are yet another atrocity, possibly committed by ISIS.  We send our deepest sympathies to the French, Iraqi and Lebanese peoples. There is no excuse and no justification. 

We also think of others who have suffered horribly at the ends of ISIS and Al Qaida groups, whether they are in Syria, Jordan, Iraq including the KRG, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Turkey, Kenya, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.  We are with them in solidarity as much as those in France and Lebanon. 

We remember that, of all these appalling attacks, the greatest number of victims of these extremists are actually Muslim. Such extremism has decimated countries like Syria whose daily death toll not least from the Syrian regime’s barrel bombing cannot be allowed to continue.  Yemen must also not be forgotten as the world focusses on Paris. 

Our aim will be to ensure that these extremists do not achieve their disgraceful goals. This means we shall work to ensure communities are not divided, that respect triumphs over hate, and that those genuinely in need receive help. 

Commenting in the media, Caabu Director, Chris Doyle said that: “There can be no finer and more effective way of defeating these merchants of hate than to practice the values we hold dear, those universal values of rights and freedoms that should be the pillars of the world order.”

ISIS was a threat and remains so. The challenge of developing the proper, effective strategy for degrading and defeating such Salafi-Jihadism remains the same.  This has to be centred on ending conflicts and demonstrating that the entire international community shows proper respect for human life and humanity than these death cults.