Fundamentalism and Terrorism
If intellectuals of Muslim faith or culture had the courage today to speak out putting forward Tahar Ben Jelloun’s arguments, not only we would advance in the cultural and political battle against Islamist terror, but we also would leave less scope to those who seek to create a climate of fear and suspicion toward Muslims.
The remarks by Olivier Roy, political scientist, at the meeting "The cultural battle against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism", second of the series "The crisis of Europe and the Righteous of our tiime" held by Gariwo in cooperation with Teatro Franco Parenti.
The war between Iraq and Iran, the current context in Iraq and Syria, are here to prove that some passages of these past 38 years have somehow created a situation in which we have not been accomplices, but rather proper key actors of the scene.
We launched the movement of the Righteous Muslims who dare fight against terrorism and murderous fundamentalism. We have called all Muslims to take a personal stance. This is why we invited as a great testimonial Mr. Hamadi ben Abdesslem...
Editorial by Gabriele Nissim
Gariwo wishes to propose a debate on some ethical and cultural issues, in the face of the challenges of the new millennium. This is not about predisposing a political platform, but rather it aims at indicating a cultural horizon able to stimulate a common engagement within a plurality of cultures.These meetings aim at laying the premises of a Charter of Values on some moral issues of our times
Fundamentalism and terrorism
ideology and violence against human rights
The Arab spring started in 2011 in Magreb and the anti-governmental demostrations in Iran and then Syria, Yemen, Bahrein and other Mid-Eastern countries, with the subsequent bloody crackdown, have marked the political defeat of the Qaedist movement led by Osama Bin Laden, who in the meanwhile was traced in Pakistan and killed in the assault of the US special forces inside his hideout.
September, 11 2001 had caused a sharp turn in the relations between the West and Islam, characterized by a growing mistrust in the reciprocal perception.