By Youssef Sourgo
By Youssef Sourgo
Morocco World News
Casablanca, July 22, 2013
It is well known that travelling helps us explore the world’s wonders. It gives us the chance to familiarize ourselves with cultures and ways of life previously unfamiliar to us and to cement friendships everywhere we go. However, the things you learn and see and the people you meet depend on your style of travel, ranging from flights, sailing on boats, in cars, on bikes or motorcycles, or, as adventurous as it may sound, on one’s own feet.
Hussein Kheras, a Moroccan explorer, chose to travel across the Arab world on his feet for the most ennobled cause one could set for his or her journey. Kheras chose “peace promotion” asymbolic aim to his adventurous on-feet journey throughout the Arab World. He thus chose to name his journey “Peace, Tolerance and solidarity among Arab Nations.”
For this selflesscause, the Moroccan Kheras has chosen to embark on this journey as an impetus for change, defying all geographical and political demarcations separating the Arab nations to disseminate values of acceptance, coexistence and tolerance among Arabs.
Kheras’ on-feet journey also aims at sprawling the values of the International exploratory project “Peace Messengers,” launched by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, and adopted by the World Scout Foundation.
After his journey kicked-off in Egypt, Kheras arrived in Mecca, which is his second destination in his exploratory journey between Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey, Mauritania, Algeria and Sudan.
Kheras expressed his delight at arriving in holy Mecca, where he hailed the efforts of the Peace Messengers Center in assistance to the pilgrims and fasters there, reported daily pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat.