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Fundamentalism and Terrorism

​Choosing the right word

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

We must give a proper name to what is happening today in the Arab and Muslim World, with the advance of the IS and the row of attacks unfolding in those countries, which are hitting European citizens, too.

Unless we clarify things

Uniting the Arab world against ISIS, under the sign of Goodness

Not only the Muslim civil society mobilized in Oslo to create a "peace ring" to protect the Jewish Community after the Copenhagen attacks. The Great Imam of Al Azhar also called for reform of religious teaching to counter extremism. A Spanish journalist pointed out these are all signs of the "senseless goodness" put forward by writer and Gariwo chairman Gabriele Nissim

IS: the horror of Islamist totalitarianism

terrible death, arson, befell the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh (age 26). Gariwo interviewed journalist Domenico Quirico, correspondent of La Stampa to Syria who was once kidnapped for 5 months by the extremists, about the danger of IS, the "fascination of terror", and the future of our democracies.  


​The pleasure of killing in the name of God

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

The cruel and savage execution of Kenji Goto Jogo, the Japanese journalist beheaded after four months of imprisonment, and his friend Yukawa Aruna, whom he had tried in

France's incredulity after the attack

French historian Marc-Henri Fermont, relative of Moshe Bejski's, tells Gariwo the "incredulity and solidarity" that followed the Paris attacks. In the cry of the square there are altogether the grief for the human losses and a call: "Do not touch our values". In French. 

We cannot be silent anymore

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

The massacre against the editorial board of Charlie Hebdo in Paris is a new 9/11. Islamic fundamentalism with its trail of savagery wants to

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