The dawn must come.

The dawn must come.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Once upon a time, there was the “Separation Of Powers”..*

By: Peter Gomez; translated By: Ahmed M. ElNahas.. Firenze, May 23rd 2015.
In his usual elegant style, the Italian constitutionalist Michele Ainis writes: “In these times of crisis, even the old separation between powers has become a Lux; to the Juridical power serve major Political Sensibility as much as major juridical sensibility would serve to the Political power.. There are also a need for communication channels and structures for liaisons”.
In an attempt to discredit the Constitutional Court sentence, which blocked the Pensions Indexation Bill announcing it unconstitutional; Carlo Padoan, the Italian Minister of Economy, argued that “The Court didn’t carefully evaluated the financial hole that the sentence will create”; and that he finds himself “puzzled because the Judges sustain themselves not obliged to make any sort of economic analysis regarding the consequences of their measures”; the Minister, while tracing his view of a way out from the crisis, promoted the idea of “a dialogue” between the ‘Independent Organs of the State’; he also see the answer in “sharing information concerning the accounts of the State with the Court”!
To defend these claims, the Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, stepped forward and with an apparent reasonability said: “The Constitutional Court has made its sentence, we have respected it; now it is a question of working together so as the recovery signals in sight may grow stronger and consolidate”.
However, having a Constitution in force, the Constitutional Court does not have to work together with no one. Its judges remain in their seats exclusively to control the total respect of the Chart. They must verify what the political power is doing, even though it nominates them in part. “Channels of Communication” or “Structures for Liaisons” are not admitted or even supposed to be allowed.
They have overlooked the fact that a sentence which foiled the robbery of pensions, has left for the legislator the possibility to beat many other ways. If, for example, the pension is a “Postponed Retribution” then it is logic to ask ourselves whether it’s right or not treating in the same way and measure, a person who receives a pension based upon the Contributions Actually Deposited and a the one who, instead, is pocketing the pension on the basis of the Average Retributions Received through the last working years?!
Because, in the end, in order to avoid crossing out the law and economise; there is no need for “Channels of Communication”.. Only little preparation and lots of common sense are best needed.
Pass On The Word.

* The article appeared on ‘La Repubblica’ of May 23rd 2015.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Social Seismic Events.

Excerpts from Mr. Vittorio Zucconi’s “Warning to the White House”.
Translated by: Ahmed M. ElNahas – Montopoli, April 30th 2015.
Dear Friends,
I have chosen for you today few paragraphs from an impressive article published on yesterday’s edition of ‘La Repubblica’ simultaneously with the ‘Guardian’, in which Mr. Zucconi is trying to comprehend what is really going on in an “Intestinal War” that could overwhelm the entire American society.. The kind of war(s)* that Uncle Sam have already engineered and exported towards many parts of our planet.
a)      “It is absolutely futile saying whether what occurred in Baltimore last Monday night could be another ground settling tremor of the same earthquake or the aggravation of the same social and racial seism; indeed because the geologic metaphor should be applied to what is happening at the Urban War Front. Where under the crust of Racial Pacification, beneath the strong and evident flourishing of a New Social Class of successful Afro-Americans that, right here in Washington with President Obama and in Baltimore with Mayor Stephanie Blake, the Tectonic Plaques of hate and incomprehension continue to press one against the other producing periodic, yet inevitable, stirring movements”.
b)      “The success attributed to new social classes of Afro-Americans, together with other advancing populations of Latinos and Asian recent emigrants, has made it more splitting the condition of those who have lost the train of opportunities forged from the great battle for Civil Rights back in the 60s and 70s of last century”.
c)      “The desperate sense of being condemned to remain at the bottom of the social barrel, not important by own or others’ responsibility, renders every contact with the harsh and immediate expression of Power, for those castaways and refugees of the Ethnic Revolution, a confirmation to Inequity by now entrusted to the ones who seem, but aren’t anymore, Brothers and Sisters of the Colour”.
d)      “Nothing could be more atrocious then feeling emarginated not by the usual bad slaver, but by one’s own equals.. In those Cotton Fields that today have been turned into Cement Deserts”.
Pass On The Word.
*The present US social conflict is still contained within an ETHNIC perspective and haven’t yet reached the Civil War event; while elsewhere the nature of the conflict has turned out to be a Civil War type reasons of which vary from Ethnic to Sectarian to Religious to Doctrinal to Cultural to Social to Economic..

Conclusion:

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

What I want from our Ulemàa ﻋﻟﻣﺎﺀ

By: Ahmed M. ElNahas – Castelfiorentino , May 4th 2015.
“Soldatessa Del Califfato – il racconto della miliziana fuggita dall’ISIS”* (lietrally: Woman Soldier of the Caliphate – The accounts of a Militant who escaped from ISIS), an interesting book that, just few days ago, came to light in most of Italy’s libraries and news-stands. The authors, a couple of investigative journalists, were able to meet and interview the young Tunisian woman who went to Syria hoping to assist her beloved husband building a “Perfect New World”; but shortly after decided to escape being unable to match hopes with means.
Aisha, a fictitious name chosen by the authors for the young woman as not to disclose her real identity, was a young beautiful strong intelligent Tunisian girl from a moderate middle class family with a Sunni observance. She graduated in Information Technology with perfect practical knowledge of French and English languages.
Bekir, also Tunisian Sunni, the beautiful young man with a promising soccer player career and a brilliant student, was her true love but also her perdition.. He suddenly disappeared, and after several months reappeared via chat explaining his new life as a soldier of the Caliphate.
Let’s hear what Aisha said: “…he asked me to follow him in Syria where we shall marry and live in the best possible world.. A world that he is contributing in building under the guidance of the Caliph Al Baghdadi”. At that point of her life, Aisha decided to become a Pilgrim Spouse.. A Muhajirah.. Who’d transfer to Syria where she“.. discovered hell”.
I will not go into all the details of her accounts, regarding the atrocities she met and saw; but in few lines I can synthesise her confessions after defecting from the ranks of ISIS (or ISIL if you wish).
“In Tunisia, I could have never found a stable professional engagement; and I had no intention to migrate like my sister who’s working as a slave in European restaurants for a morsel of bread…”. After reaching Syria, through a distressing, dangerous and adventurous voyage, she finally met her love Bekir who became “…ugly, black his bearded and black the outfit he’s wearing.. We got married without a ceremony and I’ve lost the joy of that event because of the Caliphate”.
At first, after getting married, she was “assigned to Al Khansàa Brigade as adept to Digital Warfare for $200.ₒₒ/month; the Caliphate procured us a house (confiscated from a Christian family) and guaranteed a $20,000.ₒₒ compensation in case of my husband’s death..”. Money was not a problem to the Caliphate since fluently and constantly pouring in from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Libya, Russia and even from the Chechen Republic. Every recruiter, head hunting in North Africa and other parts of the world, gets between $3,000.ₒₒ to $10,000.ₒₒ for each new entry.. A flourishing business.
When Aisha discovered that among the tasks assigned to her, as part of the work routine of Al Khansàa Brigade, was exercising the role of “Moral Police” (which reminded me of George Orwell’s 1984) where the soldier women, says Aisha “all fully covered inside black dress showing only cruel cold menacing eyes,  unexpressive and heartlessly without a soul, would march the streets in platoon formation; to entre homes and schools to control that students and teachers are wearing the Veil adequately.. We battered women and girls caught smoking or listening to music”.
But according to Aisha, her worst nightmare materialised when she had to join in the inspection of what she called “..the sex camps where female Infidel prisoners were forced to submit to rape by, or consensually give free sexual performance(s) to, the Caliphate Soldiers.. Many of them preferred death and committed suicide, that’s why they were obliged to remain completely nude at all times.. The Yazidi women were sold as slaves in those camps to the soldiers for no more than $30.ₒₒ.. They were just abandoned lacerated corps and meat piles..”.
The day when Bekir told her the details of the “Children Massacre” as per the Mosul scenario, where Christian families who refuse to convert were lined up in the main square and exterminated, was “..the moment when I immediately desired to break away from him. I didn’t have any wish to hug him or sleep in his arms and feel his breathing on my hair”.
These are the excerpts I chose here. Statements of an average Arab Muslim girl, innocent in her dreams and hopes who couldn’t understand why she was thrown into that crucible of unlimited and immeasurable violence.
At this point, I prefer to pass on to our most esteemed religious references (Ulemàa) the following interrogatives:
a)      In a modern world where life has become so complicated yet interlaced by Globalisation and Information Revolution; a world where the issues to debate are the ‘New Ideas’ of Human Rights, Transparency, Abolition of Death Penalty, Sexual Liberties and Orientations, Gender Equality, Scientific Research, Adoption, Assisted Fecundation, Co-Living as a substitute to Marriage, Equal Sexes Matrimonies, the Secular vs. Religious… Etc.; a world that has already made amends for its past crimes (The Massacres committed by the Christian Inquisition all over the world; the blood shed among Eastern and Western Churches; the atrocities of wars, slave trade, and many Crimes Against Humanity catalogued or not made by the hands of those who follow every faith or belief); in such a world as ours today,  a world that has finally discovered ways by which Science and Religion would peacefully co-exist, is it considered legitimate or even reasonable the call to return to the Middle Ages? ISIS, by their practices incompatible with Modern Age as we conceive it, is actually opting for that particular aim: bring the entire world back 15 centuries to a new era of conquest and conflict for dominance.
b)      Moreover, how would you,  our most esteemed religious references, judge Aisha? That average Muslim young girl, modestly educated, who passed directly to womanhood without living the hopes and goals of her adolescence, when she says: “Today I live in misery.. My soul has become a desert the moment I decided to help a mad world.. I think that my God will not condemn me when I’ll stand before Him. Because I am already serving my punishment here in life”.
Having said that, here is a statement I’d like to partake with you just as a reminder:
While addressing the seminar of Human Rights NGO ‘Oasis Foundation’ held in Tunis the Capital last month, Mr. Moncef Al Marzouqi – former President of Tunisia – said:
“The Tunisian Revolution can be distinguished for having been neither a Religious Revolution nor a Secular one; it has out-fashioned those sterile oppositions for the sake of Dignity and for Liberty.. The issue of Religious Liberty shouldn’t be thought of separately from the Citizenship issue hence from Democracy itself and its ensemble of values and mechanisms helmed by Freedom Of Expression. Challenges are numerous and the sources for worry are many, nonetheless the pessimistic manner by which most preoccupied western commentators offer to the Arab World should vanish away. The debates over Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Belief or even the Sense of The Sacred itself are not a Tunisian or an Islamic exclusivity”.
Pass On the Word.

*Published by Imprimatur editors; interviewed, reported and written by Giuseppe Iannini and Simone De Meo.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Crime and Punishment.

By: Ahmed M. ElNahas – Pisa, April 15th 2015.
“Criminal Acts must be firmly and swiftly met by the adequate means; and punished, in correspondence with their gravity onto the security, health and peaceful co-existence among members of the society and the level of jeopardy they impose on the sovereignty of the State; in appliance with the agreed and established sources of legislation as set by the Constitution”.
This is what Jurisprudence is all about.. Ever since the Ancient Civilisations. Even the first documented sources for Civil and Penal Codes, as the Hammurabi Code, were carefully and meticulously designed to control and protect the Society.. Whereby all members of the Society, collectively, would stand equal before the LAW.
Today, each society living on our planet has established, to a certain extent, these principles and ensured, more or less, their compliance with its own understanding of Justice!
But, some questions are still unanswered:
a)      Are all Crimes indictable?
b)      Are they really punishable by Law?
c)      Are all criminals liable to prosecution?
The answer to these interrogatives, in my opinion and according to practical observation, is NO!! If you’re surprised, let me give you some hints and examples that I assume we all know, and that many of us have had some sort of contact with one or more of:
Ø  Those who imported for years radioactive wheat from the country(ies) contaminated by the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor’s disaster..
Ø  Those who allowed the cultivation of Genetically Modified corn and cereals seeds..
Ø  Those who monopolised the stocking and distribution of harmful fertilisers and pesticides..
Ø  Those who turned the other side while toxic industrial waste have been (and still is) freely disposed in rivers and irrigation canals..
Ø  Those who allowed the construction of Petro-Chemical plants and Oil Refineries close to urban areas or over fertile cultivable lands..
Ø  Those who knew, by profession, that Powder Milk is not only inadequate to child’s healthy growing and instead obliged the mothers to use it as the best alternative to Natural Breast Feeding..
Ø  Those who build housing and business structures against the established measures for safety norms or abusive of documentation, and contrary to the approved specifications..
Ø  Those who reduce their business expenses by cutting on maintenance, wages and training thus crediting their profits..
Ø  Those who abuse of the Nation’s Resources..
Ø  Those who manipulated the legislative procedures to provide laws, decrees and regulations suitable only for the prosperity of certain private interests; in complete consciousness of harming the majority and its collective good..
And many more examples that one can still detect in many domains, and would consume large encyclopedic volumes to compute; as in: school, media, health-care, administration, finance, politics, employment, industry, trade, tourism, transport..etc.
They all are causing damage on the individual and the society; because of “the gravity of their activities onto the security, health and co-existence among members of the society”; also because of the inestimable “level of jeopardy they impose on the Sovereignty of the State”.
So, aren’t we talking here about Crimes and Criminals? Criminals who committed, with persistence and utmost certainty of their impunity, Crimes causing lethal diseases with elevated death rate and engaging burdening high curing costs (Cancer, Hepatitis, Kidney Dialysis, Child Rickety, Embryonic Malformation…etc.); and they are still unidentifiable, non-indictable, non-punishable by law, and non-liable to prosecution!!
And how about those who accepted to be bribed, in any way*, for decades to let similar Crimes prevail and those Criminals free?
Pass On The Word.

583200mns of airing time for a hand shake??

By: Ahmed M. ElNahas – Firenze, April 12th 2015
9720hrs (and counting) of airing time on 135 TV networks around the planet, other than the net streaming chronometer mark, to show, analyse, praise and critic the hand shake between Barak Obama and Raul Castro.. Some say it’s a good move, many say it’s an irresponsible one!! I say it’s never too late to do the right thing.
Obama’s hand shake with Raul Castro marked a new chapter in both the New World Order’s agenda and the World’s History Log. Personally, I can’t tell for certain if that chapter would be the preface to a sequel or the epilogue of an absurd thriller.. One that most people think has started with the ‘Bay Of Pigs’ disaster and the ‘Missiles Crisis’, back in the late fifties and early sixties of last century.
Well, it started much earlier my friends.. To be precise in 1823 with the declaration of what became known as the ‘Monroe Doctrine’ (named after President James Monroe); at first it seemed an anthem for anti-colonialist ideals; as by that time many Latin American states were gaining their independence, and the United States have just slipped off the grasp of the British Crown; so it wanted to prevent that the sub-continent becomes a war zone where the European Empires could freely run about for conquest.
There were always the risk that the territories lost by the Spanish and Portuguese crowns could turn into an easy prey to the British or French; hence the famous warning of Monroe while addressing the nation yet turning his looks towards the European Crowns “…lay down your hands from Latin America.. Whomever would intervene militarily in that area, will be declaring an aggression on the United States of America”.
However, by the closure of the 19th century and the rapid growth of the US economic and financial muscles, the Monroe doctrine became twisted and distorted to satisfy America’s hunger for new markets.. In 1898 President William McKinley launched a war against Spain; he won but and instead of guaranteeing the independence of Cuba, he declared it a US protectorate.
Ever since then, the United States never seized to intervene in Latin America, sometimes openly by its marines and most of the time by its CIA agents, turning it into its own “Back-Yard”.. Ted Roosevelt used to say in private and in public  that “one must protect and defend his own back-yard”!!
Nevertheless, the moment Obama shook the hand of Raul Castro, all western media said that this historic moment ended years of aggression!! Very few did talk about the 50 years of international embargo against a poor nation with no resources.
Cuba never posed a direct threat on the USA; the Soviet Union did..  Using Cuban lands.. The Soviet Bear exits no more since three decades, yet the embargo remained sealing the fate of the few million Cubans still living on that Caribbean island.. Not because it slipped the hands of the United States the day Fidel Castro declared his revolution liberating Cuba from the hands of a Marionette President placed by US National Security Agency, but because Fidel was a communist, and “the US cannot afford a communist règime in its own back-yard”.
For two centuries, all states south of the Rio Grande were ‘monitored and controlled’ by the American Hawk.. Ever since the fifties of last century, Latin American countries were restrained to a sort of “Limited Sovereignty”, same as the Soviet Satellite States in East Europe; though the Americans, contrary to Soviets who almost always deploy their war machine, use a much softer methods.. They just sponsor, impose and endorse Dictators that are both loyal and proven anti-communist; or using the CIA and similar agencies to convince, substitute or even eliminate (physically if needed) those who refuse or resist.
We’ll soon know for sure if that historic hand shake was a good move or an irresponsible one.. All we need to do is wait and observe the coming Presidential Race to the White House.
Pass On The Word.

Wounds may heal.. Scars remain.

By: Ahmed M. ELNAHAS – Montopoli, April 10th 2015.
Objectively speaking.. What’s really at stake?
Dr. Bernard Haykel (scholar of Princeton University) reflects a common western vision when stating that “…people want to absolve Islam repeating like a Mantra that Islam is a religion of PEACE.. As if you could speak of Islam.. Islam is what Muslims do and the way they interpret their tests.. Tests that are common to All Muslims”..
Same as how other faiths are interpreted and applied by their followers I assume.. But today, debating that is of no prior concern of mine, because what I do fear the most is that we, the simple modern moderate Muslims, will keep on suffering as our esteemed religious and political references continue liquidating the entire matter of ISIL – as well as all the other groups more or less fanatic or cruel - as “NON-ISLAMIC” just to calm the waters by repeating that those have distorted and twisted the tests. (For more focus on the subject I refer you to Mr. Graeme Wood analysis ‘What ISIS really Want’.. Just search your web browser for Graeme Wood or the article itself).
Focussing on the acts while excluding the ideology will never give us a fair chance to confront that danger; and would allow that conflict to slide quickly into my worst nightmare: Global Islamic Slaughter.. Where everybody kills everybody in the name of whatever reason: liquidating apostates, defending minorities, alienating fanatic ideologies, fighting terrorism, humanitarian intervention, protecting cultural heritage, establishing democracy, upholding Human & Civil Rights…Etc. There are an infinity of reasons that can, and will, be used and preached to endorse the Business Of War!
In the end of the day, one cannot still say that the ongoing wars are against “Terror, Terrorists and Terrorism”; because by now it is quit obvious that the parties directly engaged in killing each other, regardless of what they stand for or believe in, are: the Shia (Iran, Hezb’Allah, the Houthi rebels in Yemen and their sponsors), the so called Moderate Sunni (Suadi Arabia’s conservative Wahabi  régime and its Arab Allies mostly liberal, laics and/or seculars) and the Radical Sunni and Shia movements (ISIL, Houthi and part of Al QAEDA along with many other emulators who consider all other but themselves as apostates “INFEDELS” and must be judged as such according to the rulings of the Holy Quran)!! Yet they are all Muslims!! More or less believers.. More or less practising.. More or less independent!!
Having said that, I couldn’t free my tired mind from the thought that the ongoing fierce and bloody conflict, in its very abstract nature, is a blunt confrontation that opposes the sacred natural “DIVINE LAW” to the profane man-made “POSITIVE LAW”.. A clear cut confrontation into the core definition of each..
Whereby the first, representing the supreme expression of “Justice”, remains immutable as it regulates the entire complexity of both individual and collective “LIVING”; but above all depends, as to its subject matter, on the opinions or superstitions of each human being whom, through these cultural and intellectual filters, will interpret and consequently apply it..
Instead the second, right or wrong it may be, regulates single aspects of the social life, stating objective and non ambiguous rules and norms that are obligatory to all citizens. As such, it can be modified or abrogated in function with the society’s social, political and economic evolution.
The radical Islamic fanatics (ISIL and other similar or affiliated groups) are implementing to the letter all the laws as described by the verses of the Holy Quran, especially with regard to war and conquest. And the Moderate Muslim references wear their forces finding ways to contrast that fact liquidating it by simply saying “.. it is not Islam”! While the rest of the world stands idly not knowing exactly who’s right and who’s wrong.. Which part do represent the last Monotheist Divine Doctrine and hold high its banner.
Western intellectuals, scholars and critics alike share a vision in that regard, that can be synthesized as follows: “Sharia being a divine law no doubt, thus immutable; it is interpreted and applied by the ministers* of God who has emanated it in the first place, and as such it coincides with the law of the Most Powerful, who have the concrete possibility to impose ‘his’ natural law on the others”. (*Imams, Emirs, Mullah, Sheikh…etc.)   
At this point, I’d forward my quest to the international Muslim society, Muslim Intellectuals, Muslim Scholars, Muslim Hierarchies and Muslim References everywhere in the world from each side of the three parts that are actually tearing each other in a war that is resuscitating old wounds from a far unburied tribal rivalries that will lead to nothing but an epical pause in human history made of painful regret, because the signs are not just alarming, they are horrifying!!
Here is my quest:
Shouldn’t you find in yourselves what may be left of Moral Courage to address this pressing issue (divine law vs. man law) instead of brainstorming ways to excommunicate and condemn each other?
You have for long abandoned your role and duty.. The heavy burden of teaching, tutoring and informing by adequately examining the timely evolution of the world and that of your societies; and to provide an indisputable demonstration that ISLAM as a constitutional set of social, political, economic and civil rules and norms, is adequately suitable for Modern Liberal Times.
For too long you have denied, for your own political and survival reasons, the importance of transparent teaching; by keeping the most important and significant transcriptions heritage of the elders in secret custody where only the lucky few of your ‘Cast’ have access to (just consider the shallowness of the intellectual and cultural levels that Imams in the mosques and their Ritual Callers enjoy to realise the enormity of the damage**); as such you’ve allowed ignorance and superficiality to reign over the individual interpretations of Islam as a way of life, reducing it to the mere practicing of certain rituals related to Islam’s five pillars of belief.
By such neglect you’ve procured an irreversible involution to your societies, thus offering a huge cultural void to be filled by too many adventurers and many more ignorant rulers; a lethal mix that hatched this present disaster.
But then again I suppose that it’s not wise to seek a solution to a problem from the ones who caused it in the first place.. Don’t you think??
Pass On The Word.
**From the contemporaneous Arabic Library I’d like to refer you to the late Mr. Yahia Haqqy’s master piece “Qandeel Om Hashem”; as well as to the Dean Of Arabic Literature Mr. Taha Hussein’s “Al Ayam”; just as a sample because in those works you’ll find the impact of our teachers’ ignorance on our life and living.. And still today, if you go to the inside villages of Egypt, or any other Muslim country, you’ll find the same traditional prepotency of folkloric and superstitious interpretation of the Doctrine.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Common doesn’t exist anymore!

From the article: “Our good isn’t Common” – ilfattoquotidiano.it/blog/mvalcarenghi/
Ahmed M. ElNahas – Montopoli, January 12th 2015.
We are getting used to our daily laments and complaints, whether at home or on the street, on a bus or at the club, in office or in the super market, watching TV or on the beach, in a church or in the mosque, at school or in the factory; about the continuous increase of prices against the lack of services: education, employment, transportation, health care, energy, gas, fuel, food, water supply, pollution, corruption, legality, criminality, terrorism, fear, administration and bureaucracy….Etc.
Forgetting that the general degrade of our society is mainly due to our failure in adequately defining and seriously considering the essential concept of the term “Common Good”! That villainous egoism, by which each one of us remain concentrated on his proper personal interests, has many reasons among which: the successions of foreign dominations, the separations into a multitude of states, the delay in structuring a “National” state and the long absence of a “Democratic Tradition”; but mainly the indisputable dominion of traditions, legends, myths and religion over almost every aspect of the “Common Conscience” thus crushing any initiative to illuminate the “Common Sense”!
We are restrained by the difficulty in asking ourselves:
·         What could be good for my country?
·         What could make me improve things for the common interest of the major part of the people?
·         What would render us more free and establish our legally constituted state?
·         What could give back labour, dignity and honour to our togetherness?
·         What is the true sense of this social pact of ours?
·         Will it still be the Constitution?
We shouldn’t lay all on the state, the administration, the parliament or the delegates and representatives simply because we chose them and sometimes for them, for a reason or another, knowing that they are unadapt to carry out the responsibility of such a complex “Res Publica”* as ours.. Because they will do, and continue doing, their own interests and shady deals.. So, until the true value and meaning of “Common Good” would prevail; only we are to be blamed!
Pass on the Word.
* Latin for “Public Matter” becoming the origin for “Republic”.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Letter.

By: Ahmed M. ELNAHAS – Castelfiorentino, November 17th 2014.
Dear Sir,
Over the past few decades, we continue to speak of “THE CAST” avoiding the real problem lying in the difference between the level of our public opinion and that of other nations that we must confront in an international context.
A lower middle level education, less books read, an often negotiable or inexistent public spirit, the idea that the State are the “others”, that bending the rules and acting around them is translated in personal advantage. It isn’t so.. It is the full respect for “Legality” and for “Res Publica” (Latin for Public Matter used for Republic) that brings a better quality of life, other than tangible advantages, for instance in foreign investments.
Millions of persons whom are reasoning and behaving uncivilly and family-centrically do to their country much more damage than thousand corrupt and incompetent parliament delegates. It would sufficient explaining what is being “Citizens”, what is a “Public Debt”, to which purposes “Taxes” serve, how “Real Economy” functions.
It’s not simple or easy, but neither is it impossible. Costs less and gives advantages far above the cost.
My friends this letter isn’t mine.. It’s a letter written by an Italian citizen ( Mr. Daniele Argelli – daile@katamail.com ) to the chief editor of ‘La Repubblica’ the respectable Italian daily newspaper.

More News..

By: Ahmed M. ELNAHAS – Montopoli, November 18th 2014.
1)    Season’s holidays proposals.
This is a synthesis of the updated European directory for the world’s destinations promoting their 2014/15 offers for the season’s festivities and winter holidays.. Please note that Egypt isn’t included at all and can’t be seen anywhere; not even displayed in in any show window across the territory.
ü  Exotic Destinations: Seychelles, La Reunion, Cape Town, Mumbai, Jamaica, Mexico City, Key West (USA), Bahamas, Grenada, Porto Rico, Barbados, Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia.
ü  Adventure Destinations: Vietnam, Singapore, Bangkok, Sydney, Bolivia, Buenos Aires, Santiago Del Chile, Caribbean Cruises, Persian Gulf slow cruise, Mediterranean Cruises, Tunisia, Saint Petersburg and Kola Peninsula (Russia), Lofoten (Norway), Rovaniemi (Finland), Alaska, Greenland.
ü  Urban Destinations: Paris, Beijing (China), Istanbul, London, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Göteborg, Madrid, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Toronto.
And of course the priority for each European country is to generously market the best way its own various destinations, because in times of crisis Intelligent Investments are imperative.. You should see the clips and spots. But the real news are made from the quotations proposed for these destinations, that are well wrapped inside a sealed bracket swinging between €. 390 for the Caribbean Cruises, to the €. 2750 for the Virgin Islands, passing by the most attractive and top seller Virgin Islands’ €.1100 flight + hotel + car for 7 nights full board. It is as much important to mention that all the offers are for 4 and 5 star structures..
Having said that, I hope and wish that our concerned authorities do have a plan to reposition Our Egyptian Destinations on the supplying markets agendas!! Soon enough before the total collapse of our structures, service standards and overall competitiveness. 
2)    Foreign Fighters’ inclusion.
Instead of the ‘Iron Fist’ or the ‘Repressive Measures’ adopted by most European countries like UK, France, Germany and Belgium; Finland decided otherwise. It has officially announced a new “Programme of Re-Integration” for its citizens who went to Syria and Iraq to join, and fight, in the ranks of ISIL, should they decide to come home.
The so called “Foreign Fighters” are the hour’s hot issue in a growing debate among the intellectual, political and social circles of the European Union. A debate that can be synthesised in a question: “What to do with the combatants of ISIL who return in Europe?”.
The British daily the Guardian interviewed the prefect of Aarhus (the Finish pilot city for the programme) being the responsible of the ‘Jihadists Rehabilitation Programme’, who explained that “the programme involves experts, consultants, health and scholar structures, recuperating the subject into education in order to reintegrate him/her in society as a working individual, of course lodging is guaranteed and included in the programme.
Obviously we’re talking about a very optimistic, even idealistic, plan; before which I have my own doubt.. Because those young individuals whom were exposed to the most sophisticated and severe ‘Behaviour Modification’ techniques other than the constant hypnotic ‘Brain Washing’, not to mention the ‘Maneuver & Control by Synthetic Drug Dependency’; those who tasted blood and decapitated human heads are uncontrollable.
The Lebanese example is still in memory.. For the fanatic adolescents who fought the bloody ten years civil war back in 1975, those who wore the, then American, Ray Ban sun glasses, held the M16 assault rifle and hung human ears in their necklaces, are the ones that are now dictating Lebanon’s social, cultural, political and economic policies.. Look at Lebanon’s chaos today!
3)    His voice is still loud.
From his self-imprisonment domicile, inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, the Australian journalist Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks) participated, through video-conference, at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival; where he declared that he “delegated the matter of publishing new secret files to others within the organisation.
Although he didn’t mention a precise date or time for posting such files, yet we can guess their nature reading well his attack at GOOGLE for being “at the service of the government of the USA for collecting sensible data and controlling information”.. He also said that “the verification of information in few hands drives straight into totalitarism!
Pass On The Word.