Category Archives: History

Silence, devotion, Salafists, quietists, weaponry, bombings, books, writers and terrorists

Trouble-spots across the globe Bob Van Laerhoven seems to have survived life among the Doomed. The full-time Belgian/Flemish author debuted in 1977 as a short story writer, and in 1985 as a literary novelist. More than 30 novels followed, some … Continue reading

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Social media, sympathy & shocks

Sympathy In January last year we saw quickly arisen sympathetic reactions for what happened at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters, which sparked three days of bloodshed in the French capital. After the subsequent shootout at the Bataclan theatre in November — … Continue reading

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Hard questions

Originally posted on Lorenzo & his humble friends:
In the wake of any terrorist attack the first thing to do is mourn the victims and try to defy the dreary ideology of the perpetrators. The second thing to do is to understand…

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For those who call the Brussels Airport attacks a fake or a conspiracy of the government

On the net appear different messages telling the pictures of the damage in the airport in Zaventem would be faked are in my view more a plot to undermine the West, created by people who see in everything some conspiracy. … Continue reading

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Daesh hits heart of Europe

On the 18th of November 2015, the Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud from Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, the suspected mastermind of the attacks in Paris and the instigator of the terrorist cell in Verviers was slain in a major police operation in Saint-Denis. On March … Continue reading

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2015 In the Picture

2015 opened with an attack on the freedom of press. The first month of the year there was an outpouring of anguished and biting solidarity with those gunned down at the French weekly Charlie Hebdo where 12 were killed including … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Unity at COP21

Originally posted on charityandjustice:
Something important happened in Paris this weekend which could change the course of history. For the first time, the entire world, all 195 countries – literally everyone – came together to agree to take united action on…

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2015 Ecology

Climate Business In Belgium Klimaatzaak (Climate Business) was formed at the end of the year 2014 and includes artists, scientists and conservationists. With film director Nic Balthazar, Ignace Schops of the Regionaal Landschap Kempen and musician Stijn Meuris they have … Continue reading

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2015 Health and Welfare

Health resilience, climate risks and Sustainable Development Goals 2015, the year that still 400 million people do not have access to essential health services  — including family planning, antenatal care, skilled birth attendance, child immunization, antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment, and … Continue reading

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2015 Human rights

Terrorism and freedom of speech In the wake of the horrific shooting at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, illustrators and cartoonists around the world came together in solidarity with the 12 artists and ordinary people who … Continue reading

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