Below you can read my statement of solidarity with our colleague Tareq Aalows:
- #TareqInDenBundestag #SolidarityWithTareq
"Dear friends, dear colleagues,
Dear friends, dear colleagues, I hereby express my horror and sadness that our colleague Tareq Aalows has resigned from his candidacy for the Bundestag due to racist experiences of discrimination and threats. I know how deeply rooted racism and related cruelty still are in our society. Nevertheless, it shakes me every time anew when racists, with their actions and statements, bring about circumstances that we, as a democratic society with its own history, cannot accept.
It is shameful that someone in Germany feels compelled to withdraw from the political public sphere out of fear for their own family. I hereby stand in solidarity behind Tareq Aalows, who, as a person with refugee experiences in Germany, is doing excellent work for our party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen in Oberhausen and Dinslaken.
#endracism #antiracism #bündnis90 #dieGrünen #Erlangen #Bundestag election #Tareq Aalows, #TareqInDenBundestag
Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, MEP
Co-Chair of EU-ARDI (Antiracism and Diversity Intergroup)".