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Statement on Paris attacks

17 November 2015

The African National Congress Youth League condemns in strong terms - terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, France recently. We call on the international community to decisively isolate and deal with these terrorist groupings across the globe.

We however note the selective manner in which the global community has responded to these senseless killings of innocent civilians. Attacks of a similar nature have occurred in other countries, and the international community did not give similar attention, coverage and condemnation as they have given to the attacks in Paris. We therefore condemn this selective mourning of human lives. It remains our strong held view that - HUMAN life is equal regardless of ones place of origin, socio-economic status or prominence that a country might enjoy in the global politics.

As the ANCYL we remain- committed in the PROMOTION of international cooperation, peace, security and protection of human rights for the entire HUMAN RACE. Terrorist organisations like ISIS and other extremist groupings pose a threat to global peace and security they must be decisively dealt with through collective efforts of all nations. ISIS has achieved global notoriety since they announced the creation of a caliphate across Syria and Iraq in 2014. They have to date claimed many INNOCENT lives through terror attacks. ISIS must face the full might of the law, the exulting on social media at the blood they have spilled and cannot be allowed any longer to continue terrorizing innocent LIVES. Their actions are are barbaric.

We call upon the African Union and the international community at large to provide decisive leadership and deal vehemently with these terror groupings.

Issued by
Mlondi Mkhize
National Spokesperson
African National Congress Youth League