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Nice : message du Haut commissaire aux droits de l'homme des Nations unies

Date de publication : 15/07/16
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Eloquent message du Haut commissaire aux droits de l'homme des Nations unies, à la suite de la tragique attaque à Nice le 14 juillet.

The High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is appalled by the horrendous carnage in Nice yesterday evening. This latest murderous assault on ordinary people, using a simple truck as a deadly weapon, is yet another blow aimed at the heart of humanity by extremists. There are now so many deadly attacks – in Baghdad, Brussels, Dhaka, Istanbul, Medina, Orlando – to name just a fraction of those that have occurred in recent months, that words of condemnation sound like damp leaves fluttering to the ground after another violent storm. 

While the motives driving yesterday’s killer in Nice are still to be established, in general we are confronted by an ideology that seems to be creating an endless supply of fanatics prepared to kill for the sake of killing. When one means of murder – hijacking planes, planting bombs, getting hold of assault rifles – becomes more difficult, they simply find another. And our response needs to be carefully calculated and highly sophisticated. It is not simply about heightened security, it is about deflating the ideology itself until it dwindles back to where it belongs -- which is nowhere.