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 Feldman expresses condolences to relatives of New York terrorist attack victims


November 1, 2017

Feldman expresses condolences to relatives of New York terrorist attack victims

 Ukrainian MP, the founder of the Institute of Human Rights and Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia (IHRPEX) Oleksandr Feldman expressed condolences to the relatives of victims of the terrorist attack that was committed in New York yesterday.

“Once again, a terrorist attack was committed with the help of a vehicle. In the heart of New York, near the World Trade Center Memorial, a man driving a pickup truck intentionally turned to the bike path and then hit a school bus. Eight persons died. According to the police, the suspect is a national of Uzbekistan, 29, who demonstrated loyalty to ISIS,” Oleksandr Feldman wrote on his Facebook page. “It is another one terrible tragedy that happened on the pretext of religious or national hostility. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that the act of terror was intended to “break our spirit” and urged Americans to remain strong and do not allow fear and panic to subdue their will.”

“There is another point. Although the terrorists claim they act in the name of their faith and that their war is ‘sacred,’ it is important to defy this manipulation. There is nothing and cannot be anything ‘sacred’ in killing. There is neither faith nor will from above behind them. Instead, there is always the lust for power, gain and control behind them. And these vicious motives must be strongly opposed – in any city, in any country. We deeply mourn together with the relatives and close people of those who died,” the politician emphasized.