Fundamentalism and Terrorism
Bin Laden was assassinated and the alarm for possible terrorist attacks is growing.
Hamas greets the news by condemning the killing, defining Bin Laden as "a fighter in the Muslim Holy War".
We report the full speech by which US Head of State announces the assassination of Al Qaeda leader.
Vittorio Arrigoni belonged to an NGO and was found dead in a house in Gaza. His killing shows that ideological extremism has no consideration whatsoever of human life.
Women not respecting the "Islamic dresscode" are targeted with aggression, assaults and threats. So warns Human Rights Watch, which demands the Russian Government to overtly condemn these deeds.
After the murder of the Punjabi governor, tragic end also for Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Catholic government leader, a convinced advocate of interreligious dialogue who became a target of the fundamentalists in past December for opposing hanging of Asia Bibi.
The Egyptian writer compares his Country and Tunisia pointing out several similarities and wonders what is going to happen after the current street revolts.
For the translation we thank professor Valentina Colombo.
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.