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Fundamentalism and Terrorism

​Pessimism leads to racism

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Gariwo chairman

Is it possible to defeat Islamic fundamentalism?

Many people, when faced with the IS crimes and the endless chain of terror attacks (until the one in Jakarta) think that this phenomenon is difficult to uproot because the Arab and

Turkish academics detained after call for peace

President Erdoğan's threatening reaction and the first punitive measures against the academics, who signed the appeal to suspend the curfew in the south-east and restart the peace talks for the Kurds, confirms Turkey risks to turn into an authoritarian state, says political analyst Cengiz Aktar interviewed by Gariwo.

​The example set by Khaled

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Why are we remembering Khaled al-Asaad, the archaeologist who decided to remain alone to protect Palmyra, precisely now, five days after the Paris massacres?

Do not let us forget that Palmyra is one of the chief archaeological

Against barbarians. Je suis Khaled

Editorial by Ulianova Radice, Gariwo Director

What can we do in the first place?

After hearing about the events unfolding in Paris, I wondered how we can launch an unequivocal message about our will to defend

​With Assad or with the IS?

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous; translated by Carolina Figini

Try to imagine a Syrian boy who had hoped in democracy and the opportunity to lead an ordinary life in your own country, and this year witnessed Assad’s brutal crackdown, first seeing the regime’s jailers imprison

Palmyra, "my native realm"

Editorial by Maria Teresa Grassi, Università degli Studi di Milano - Director of the Italian-Syrian Archaeological Mission to Palmyra, Pal.M.A.I.S.

Crossing the Syrian desert from Damascus to the Euphrates, nearly half way you find a big oasis – and this is normal in every desert of this world – and a great Roman city – and this is certainly less frequent.

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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Fatima Mernissi

writer, lecturer in sociology at the Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco