Challenging Extremism through Solidarity

Feb. 21, 2019, 6:53 p.m.

13 November, 2015 marked a dark day in the history of humanity. Terrorist attacks in Paris, Baghdad, and Beirut – which took place in a span of almost 24 hours – left the whole world in a state of shock. To counter forces of hatred, apathy and extremism dominating the prevalent discourse, FATE in collaboration with Hum-Aahang (an organization at LUMS) organized a vigil for victims of terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad. People showed up in huge numbers and candles were lit in remembrance of all those who have suffered, and continue to do so, with a broader message of peace and empathy underlying the gathering.