A warn­ing against hate

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Yes­ter­day’s at­tack on the res­i­dence of the Ger­man am­bas­sador in the cap­i­tal’s north­ern sub­urb of Ha­lan­dri is noth­ing short of a crime that un­der­mines the in­ter­ests of this coun­try. Only a blood­thirsty idiot who wants to ex­pose Greece and tar­nish its im­age in the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity could con­tem­plate shoot­ing bul­lets at an en­voy’s home. This event, how­ever, also serves as a warn­ing to those in the pub­lic sphere who em­brace and prop­a­gate the lan­guage of hate and in­tol­er­ance, and who ei­ther pur­pose­fully or in­ci­den­tally egg on ev­ery lu­natic who is look­ing to turn in­cen­di­ary rhetoric into vi­o­lent ac­tion. At the same time, the jus­tice sys­tem is duty-bound to in­ves­ti­gate the causes that have led to known ter­ror­ists be­ing al­lowed to re­main at large and to be in a po­si­tion where they can threaten both the se­cu­rity and in­ter­ests of the coun­try.

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