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NZ Terror Attack Statement

March 18, 2019

We strongly condemn the loathsome attack on Muslim worshipers in New Zealand. Our thoughts are with surviving family members and friends as well as Muslims and people of all faiths around the world. We join you in your feelings of shock, anger, and mourning.

As psychoanalysts, we understand the power of words, and how words and actions can be used to fuel negative fantasies and feelings about individuals and groups seen as “Other.” As a society we must use the power of words to confront our fears and hatreds and to identify and eliminate scapegoating, xenophobia, and violence.” -APsaA