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Solidarity with Brussels, out of Saudi Arabia

Saudi artist and ex-army colonel Abdulnasser Gharem posts image on social media and condemns violence in the name of religion

by The Art Newspaper  |  23 March 2016
Solidarity with Brussels, out of Saudi Arabia
Abdulnasser Gharem's photomonatge of the Belgian flag on the Masmak fort in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The artist and former lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army, Abdulnasser Gharem, has released a photomontage in solidarity with the people of Brussels following yesterday’s (22 March) terrorist attack in the Belgian capital. Gharem tweeted the image accompanied by a short text speaking out against violence in the name of religion. The image shows the Belgium flag superimposed onto the Masmak fort in the centre of Riyadh, where the artist lives and works.

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