Gariwo: the gardens of the Righteous

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Fundamentalism and Terrorism

"So I helped the tourists at the Bardo"

Inauguration on 15 July 2016 of the Garden of the Righteous of Tunis, inside the Italian Embassy. One of the trees will be dedicated to Hamadi Abdesslem, the Tunisian guide who saved the Italian tourists during the attack against the Bardo Museum in Tunis. Here is the account of Hamadi, whose hope is to hear again the people with whom he lived such a dreadful day. 


Our humanity against terror

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim

Fundamentalist and totalitarian terrorists are like the Nazis. They are happy when they murder. Their plan is to divide the humanity. Those who are not like them have no right to live.


A Garden in Tunis against fear and terror

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

In Tunis, the rooms of the Bardo Museum are empty. Where until a few months ago tourists used to flock and cram the space around some of the most beautiful mosaics in the Roman and Byzantine world, today there is a great silence.


The “miracle” of Lassana Bathily

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

How can the horizons of people from different walks of life, cultures and faiths merge successfully? This is one of the great themes tackled by Zygmunt Bauman in his book Of God and Man, and the key problem we


A sad music in Palmyra

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

The music that was played in front of Palmyra by the great orchestra of Valery


We will bring life back to Palmyra

Editorial by Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General DGAM - Syria

Palmyra, pearl of the desert, contains the ruins of a great city. Its art and architecture between the first century BC and the third century AD blended Greek and Roman techniques, local traditions and Persian influences.

Palmyra,


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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