Lukasz Urban, the Righteous man from Berlin

Lukasz Urban, the Righteous man from Berlin

the driver who tried to avert the massacre

Lukasz Urban tried until the end to stop the assailant who seized him and hijacked his truck in Berlin. He died at age 37, leaving a wife and a 17-year old son. He is an example of Righteousness, a Righteous who became such by chance.

Syria: freedom for Razan, Samira, Wa'el and Nazim

Syria: freedom for Razan, Samira, Wa'el and Nazim

the appeal by 32 NGOs for the kidnapped activists

is the appeal launched by 32 human rights organization for the immediate release of the four activists kidnapped by an armed group in Douma (Damascus) on December 9, 2013. Since then there has been no news about them.

A Garden of the Righteous in Dhaka

A Garden of the Righteous in Dhaka

by Emilio Barbarani

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.

Salah Farah is died

Salah Farah is died

the man who refused to split Muslims from Christians during an attack

Salah Farah was on a bus travelling through Mandera in Kenya when it was attacked by al-Shabab in December. The terrorists told him to split up but he was among Muslim passengers who refused. He told that attackers had offered him an escape. He refused. A bullet hit him, and now, after a month, he is died.

A wish come true

A wish come true

the tale of Valeria, rescued at the Bardo by Hamadi ben Abdesslem

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

Terror, the true mask of death

by Hafez Haidar

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?

And if I met a terrorist?

by Sumaya Abdel Qader

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

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

by Maryan Ismail

Editorial by Maryan Ismail, professor of Anthropology of immigration

The brave librarians of Timbuktu

The brave librarians of Timbuktu

they saved 350,000 manuscripts from the Islamic extremists

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.

How to dissuade a terrorist

How to dissuade a terrorist

The words of life in Yasmina Khadra's book

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim
Which arguments could we use in a cultural battle against Islamist terrorists? How to deprive them of their influence on the gray area of the Muslim world? How a book by Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra can lead to a change in mentality about terrorism. …

The diplomacy of Good

The diplomacy of Good

by Gabriele Nissim

It matters to me a lot to underline that after the terrible attack in Nice today’s initiative, which my association Gariwo has promoted together with our Embassy, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is an act of great moral courage.

Letter from Faraaz Hussein's mother

Letter from Faraaz Hussein's mother

Rigteous at the Garden in Tunis

Faraaz Hussein, the young man that during the attack in Dacca gave up saving himself in order not to desert his friends, is among the Righteous honoured at the Garden in Tunis. Here is his mother's testimony, that has been read during the opening ceremony of the Garden.

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