Saturday 1 October 2016

Brussels victim 'warned against demonising Muslims'

Published 26/03/2016 | 20:16

People leave flowers and candles during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in Brussels
People leave flowers and candles during a vigil in Trafalgar Square in London to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in Brussels

A woman killed in Tuesday's bombing in Brussels had warned four months earlier that demonising Muslims would help drive the recruitment of extremists.

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Sascha Pinczowski posted on Facebook after the November Paris attacks that "ignorant spreading of anti-Muslim sentiment and propaganda does nothing but benefit ISIS".

Ms Pinczowski, 26, was a Dutch national living in New York. She and her brother, Alexander, were among those killed in Brussels.

Ms Pinczowski's November 16 Facebook post was reposted by her mother, Marjan Pinczowski Fasbender.

Her mother wrote that she wanted to share "this message of tolerance from our Dear Daughter Sascha".

The private Facebook post was provided to reporters by James Cain, whose daughter, Cameron, was engaged to Alexander Pinczowski.

He is serving as a spokesman for the family.

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