Social Media Responds to Brussels Terrorist Attacks
Two bomb blasts went off in terrorist attacks that targeted Maelbeek metro station and Zaventem airport in Brussels, Belgium. While the details and the motives of the attacks remain unclear, people have taken to the internet to comment. Some came to show their support. Others to condemn.
#StopIslam is trending worldwide, there will never be peace in the Western world until Islam is gone
— David Jones (@DavidJo52951945) March 22, 2016
In a Facebook post on his official page, the Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt said “Terrorism must never prevail. After Madrid, London, Paris and Brussels today, it is time that Europe unites.”
Facebook activated its Safety Check feature—which allows individuals to confirm that they and their loved ones are safe in the midst of disasters—for its users in Brussels, as it did for its French users during the November 2015 attacks in Paris.
— Le Monde (@lemondefr) March 22, 2016
The March 22 Brussel attacks come four days after Belgian authorities arrested Salah Abdeslam, a fugitive involved in the Paris attacks. Latest reports estimate over 30 dead and over 100 injured in the Belgian capital.
— Bernard Mnich (@BernardMnich) March 22, 2016
— Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) March 22, 2016
I saw the hashtag #StopIslam and I feel physically sick, we should all be standing together not driving each other apart
— Phreikshow (@h0us3ofw0lv3s) March 22, 2016