Czech sociologist: Racist online calls to gas children are unacceptable
According to sociologist Ivan Gabal it is unacceptable for Internet users to call for children to be gassed because they are of a different ethnicity, nationality or race. That is the reason he has initiated the campaign called THEY WANT TO GAS THEM, WE WANT TO SEND THEM TO SCHOOL! (ONI JE DO PLYNU. MY JE DO ŠKOL!) and together with the ROMEA organization, and in collaboration with other organizations and public figures, is calling for donations in support of the Romani Scholarship Program and in support of the children at the primary school in Teplice that was recently attacked online.
"From this very country, for many decades, people were forced to flee because, among other reasons, they were threatened with being sent to the camps or gassed. They were threatened or their children were threatened. We cannot allow the repettion of calls for the gassing of children for no other reason than that they are of a different nationality, a different ethnicity, a different race," Gabal said.
"On the contrary, we must offer these children the opportunity to study here, to live in safety and to be satisfied. For that reason we have created the fundraising drive 'THEY WANT TO GAS THEM, WE WANT TO SEND THEM TO SCHOOL!' All the money you send in response to this challenge will be used by us to help children grow up here and live satisfactorily," the sociologist explained.
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