According to USA Today, about 300 Muslim Belgians have traveled to fight in Syria and Iraq. On Thursday, two people suspected of terrorism were killed in the Belgian town of Verviers. It was reported that the two suspects, as well as another who was injured had been fighting for the Islamic State and were planning an attack on the police.
So far, at least 15 people connected to terrorism have been arrested in Belgium. Since the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo, which killed 17 people, French President Francois Hollande has urged the world to fight against terrorism to prevent future attacks.
While meeting with international diplomats, Hollande said, “Our response has to be firm in the face of terrorism. It can only be collective.”
He added,“We are waging a war against it (terrorism), but not a war against a religion but a war against hate.”
“The most lasting response is firm and unified action for peace and international security. Because unresolved conflicts are sources of inspiration for terrorists and areas of chaos are their training ground.”
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