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Genocide happens where hate speech flourishes, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland warned at a commemoration ceremony for the victims of this century’s mass human slaughters.
“Let us never forget that genocide does not happen at the blink of an eye,” Jagland said at the 1 April International Conference on the Prevention of Genocides in Brussels. “The minds of people have to be perverted to such a degree that it becomes the norm to deny the very right to existence to entire groups of the population.
“We saw this in Nazi Germany. We saw this in Srebrenica. And, of course, we saw this in Rwanda twenty years ago.
“These tragedies demonstrated that hate speech and incitement to violence against a specific group of people is instrumental to creating an environment in which genocide can take place.
“Hate speech, even without a clear call to violence, is extremely dangerous. It involves discrimination and even dehumanization, often of vulnerable groups in society. That is why we must never shy away from our responsibility to combat hate speech.
“We must make sure the ‘never again’ becomes an unshakable reality and not just an honourable declaration.”
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