Muslims, Christians, Jews and secular people must keep their reciprocal solidarity to defeat the fundamentalists, who aim at creating a rip between the Islamic world and the West and crush the voice of the thinkers and young people committed to peace and justice, says Muslim theologian Adnane Mokrani, pointing to the pitfalls being there on the pathway of reform of Islam.
Editorial by Emilio Barbarani, former Ambassador to Santiago del Chile
“Holocaust Memorial Day” is a day of sombre remembrance for many people and particularly for the Jews, who still deeply suffer from the scars left in their souls by centuries of discriminations, culminated in the Shoah. In…
Thousands commemorated Hrant Dink, the Armenian-Turkish journalist killed on January 19, 2007, who paid with his life the commitment to reconciliation between Turks and Armenians. After his killer was sentenced, an on-going separate investigation was launched on public officials for neglecting their duty to protect him.
Salah Farah was on a bus travelling through Mandera in Kenya when it was attacked by al-Shabab in December. The terrorists told him to split up but he was among Muslim passengers who refused. He told that attackers had offered him an escape. He refused. A bullet hit him, and now, after a month, he is died.
Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman
Is it possible to defeat Islamic fundamentalism?
Many people, when faced with the IS crimes and the endless chain of terror attacks (until the one in Jakarta) think that this phenomenon is difficult to uproot because the Arab and…
President Erdoğan's threatening reaction and the first punitive measures against the academics, who signed the appeal to suspend the curfew in the south-east and restart the peace talks for the Kurds, confirms Turkey risks to turn into an authoritarian state, says political analyst Cengiz Aktar interviewed by Gariwo.
Persecutions, torture, massacres
the violation of human rights
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).