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Fundamentalism and Terrorism

Terrorism and the press

The Independent and Il Fatto Quotidiano have decided to limit the news about ISIS to the objective necessity. They will inform readers about hostages, but no room will be given either to shocking images or to proclamations or emotional reactions which would only serve the purpose to enhance the terrorists' visibility.


Iraq, the birth of the fanatical caliphate

The new state occupies a large part of northern Syria and northern and eastern pieces of Iraq. They have carried out crucifixions, beheadings, live video, kidnappings and all sorts of crime to reduce the inhabitants into submission. "Reject democracy and return to Islam," proclaimed spokesman of the Caliphate, al-Adnani, to terrified civilians.


Punished for their freedom and nature

From second world war on, women have been persecuted worldwide both because of their religious or political belonging and for their own gender identity. This article features stories of women who suffered from and struggled against evil. 


When education scares the power

The attack against schools does not happen by chance, but is instead the symbol of the savagery of the Islamist terrorists, for whom women's education is an evil to eradicate. Education is the strongest weapon against Boko Haram against such extremist movement. 


Pakistan's Braveheart

The world mourns Aitzaz Hassan Bangish sacrificed his life to save 2,000 students from a terrorist assault. His country has a medal for courage, but it is generally bestowed on militaries, not on civilians. 


TIMEOUT TO TOLERANCE IN TUNISIA

Tunisian government bans Marek Jaziri to play tennis match with Israeli athlete


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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