We’d like to express our solidarity with the people of Paris, Beirut and the several other places that experienced such atrocities across the weekend. All human lives are important and special and it is absolutely horrific to see them taken away in such a cowardly way – by massacring innocent, defenceless people. We are all heart broken by the state of things and additionally increasingly saddened by the Islamaphobia that people respond to these attacks with. Please remember. IS do NOT represent Islam. IS targeted mosques during Ramadan. They are barbaric. Do not aim your hatred towards the refugees who are FLEEING these violent acts in Syria. Refugees – you are welcome here. Racists – you are not.
We are thinking deeply of the victims, the injured, their families and all the people whose lives will never be the same again.
Luna and the rest of the Have I Got News For Youth team.