Rabat - No concession, no compromise, terrorism is to be condemned as strongly as possible. Total solidarity and sympathy is due with the victims regardless of who they are. All the support for the families of the victims and the victims themselves.
Rabat – No concession, no compromise, terrorism is to be condemned as strongly as possible. Total solidarity and sympathy is due with the victims regardless of who they are. All the support for the families of the victims and the victims themselves.
The attack of Friday, November 13, 2015, in Paris is another of those abject acts of hatred that have been shaking the whole world for many years now. The disaster claimed over a hundred casualties in Paris, and the life prognostic of many is still engaged. All innocent civilians, none of whom carrying a weapon. The perpetrators would want the world to believe they are fighting for religion while no one has the slightest doubt they are engaged in political conflicts for territorial hegemony and economic power. The soldiers may well be alienated and unaware of the manipulation they are victims to. This, however, does not exonerate them from guilt.
Many hours before ISIS claimed its responsibility for the horrific acts, President Holland admitted he knew who pulled the trigger and where they came from. Everybody understood who he was referring to. On TV shows, experts admitted they have been expecting something of the sort as a tribute for the active participation of France to the global fight against terrorism in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It is the destiny of France, the only European country with an army that can do it, to fight for freedom and democracy and to pay the heavy price that costs in its own flesh.
War on civilians is always an act of cowardice. Wherever it is a handful terrorists, a standing army or fighter jets that are guilty of it, carnage can be neither justified nor explained or understood. Shooting men and women whose only crime is to be walking in a street, going back home from work or who have decided to go out to have some fun, for dinner or to a concert a Friday evening or to a collective prayer is criminal whether it is at close range, from the sky or from the sea. Whether it is in Munich, London, Madrid, Casablanca, Marrakech, New York, Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Sinai, Sabra, Jerusalem or Gaza no word is strong enough to describe the pain, the waste, the despair, the anger and the rage that abomination, horror, terror and injustice cause when they strike. No toll terror claims is ever low, it is always too high, higher than should be possible. Every single casualty is one too many.
No cause, no reason can justify a terrorist act. Manslaughter can never be condoned by a religion while it is still religion. In these modern times, no one can be religious and take the life of another person nor authorize or order a killing.
Disciplined deconstruction of feuding discourses, criticizing antagonistic concepts and elaborating communication alternatives among human communities have all become urgent imperatives for the violence that is tearing up the world to be overcome. It is a fact, problems are of a materialistic nature and call, therefore, also for a reconstruction of the relationships among nations and peoples but this will not be possible unless analyses, assessments, opinions, attitudes and interests are transparent and clear to all. In other words, efforts have to prioritize the courage of overcoming the hypocrisy and the many injustices that mark both international relations and relationships within every human community.
The times in which only very few individuals were aware of the world beyond the compounds of their villages and the boundaries of their cities and in which whole populations could be maintained in complete ignorance is over. Likewise, lies and falsehoods about who one is and the ideological schemes of what they should be like are met with much more caution. There is, however, hardly a country that is not at grips with identity issues which are exacerbated by the resurgence of ethnic, regional and religious factors as well as cultural choices and socioeconomic and political deficits. Because of the lack of credible and performing mediation and democratic mechanisms, these identity issues develop in tensions that soon become unmanageable conflicts revealing thus the strategic challenges and economic and political contradictions that underlie them.
Why should reason not prevail? If there is consensus terrorism is the true enemy, there isn’t as much agreement on which one is incriminated in every case, where it originates, how it branches up, how and where it takes roots, how it is funded, where and how it recruits and trains its militants, and how to characterize its most comprehensive complexity. It should not be mistaken.
A lot of solidarity is expressed to France. A lot of it can hardly be taken seriously, however. No one who makes weapons, for example, sells them and becomes rich doing it has the right to mourn the victims of those weapons. No one who makes weapons and gets rich doing it can convince anyone that they are making them to maintain peace in the world. If they do make them, it is to sell them and make sure they are used and new ones are made and sold and used. One can hardly believe they care who the victims will be provided the weapons they make become money in their bank accounts. The industry of war seems to have taken over world economy and politics. It has gone global and is regenerating itself in a deadly process that creates and sustains the feeling of fear, insecurity and vulnerability everywhere. It has removed frontiers, values, ethics and human dignity and broken solidarity bonds. There must be less bloody ways of settling disputes and less dirty businesses for becoming rich. To begin with, the process has to be broken.
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