Remembering Srebrenica strongly condemns the shocking violence brought about by the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, USA this weekend.
Such reprehensible racism that underpinned the reason for the rally has no place in any society, and that it lead to such deplorable violence and ultimately the death of a counter protestor, is deeply alarming.
History has shown us too many times that hatred, intolerance, and terrorism of all forms based on an ideology of ethnic and religious superiority, must be countered by creating stronger, safer communities, where understanding our differences makes us more compassionate and sympathetic towards others.
We stand in solidarity with all those in Charlottesville who are working to create peace, especially the faith leaders who came together to speak out against the rally. Our thoughts are with the family of Heather Heyer, who tragically lost her life this weekend.
Let us all continue to work together to condemn racism, hatred and violence wherever we see it, and create connections that foster understanding and unity.