ECPM is shocked by the brutal mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our prayers are with the families of the victims of this horrific attack. As the gunman claimed allegiance to Islamic State (IS), ECPM believes that in order to prevent these attacks we need to combat and completely defeat IS. As long as IS has some territory and can use social media to spread its destructive propaganda it continues to be a symbol that attracts some dissatisfied and disconnected young adults.
Therefore ECPM calls for a stronger support for those who fight IS on the ground and to stimulate a relational society that includes people instead of excluding them.