Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Fundamentalism and Terrorism

A Garden of the Righteous in Dhaka

A few days ago GARIWO came to Dhaka to join the celebrations for the 18th anniversary of the main local daily newspaper, Prothom Alo, and – above all – to honour the memory of a Righteous, the young Muslim student who, on past 1st July in Dhaka, during the terror attack to the sadly known Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant, had chosen to sacrifice his own life to remain on the side of his two young girl friends.


A wish come true

In July, Hamadi ben Abdesslem expressed a great wish: being able to find again some of the Italians he rescued at the Bardo on 18 March 2015. Now we found Valeria, who on that very day escaped from the Museum precisely with Hamadi.


Terror, the true mask of death

Last Summer, in Beirut, a friend of mine told me about a discussion between his uncle, Sheik Hassan, who is an ulami, that is to say a scholar of the Islamic law called “Shari’a”, and a supporter of terrorism.


And if I met a terrorist?

I have always wondered: "What would I do, how would I behave if I ever had to find myself in front of a Muslim fanatic or terrorist who is about to carry out an attack, or more "simply" in front of someone 'radicalized'?".


What would I do if confronted with a jihadist? I would tell him about my pain

Editorial by Maryan Ismail, professor of Anthropology of immigration


The brave librarians of Timbuctu

In 2012, in a Mali controlled by the jihadists of Al Qaeda, Adbel Kader Haiara organized a rescue operation of the manuscripts that were the treasures of Timbuktu, managing to move them - also using the funds of his study grant - to the capital Bamako.


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.

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