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 Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic: the President of the Security Council and the UN Secretary General on the dramatic events of the Field of Yarmouk Palestinian refugees in Syria. Syria implores the United Nations and its Secretary-General to ask the countries that have supported terrorist groups armed and encouraged them to occupy the field of Yarmouk-for purposes which are well-show yourself through their terrorist acts, to leverage their strong relationships with terrorist groups: to force them to immediately leave the field, thus saving the lives of Palestinian refugees, and prevent further killing and destruction perpetrated by terrorist groups,02/11/2011 17:16
In Egypt, young people are changing Islam, separating religion and politics
by Husani Massri
The demonstrations do not stop after Mubarak's speech and the declaration of the Supreme Council of the army. The international community is guided only by their own interests, but does not understand the needs of the Egyptian people. Should be supporting the youth of Tahrir Square. The transition in Egypt is a symbol that can change the Arab world and the planet.

Cairo (AsiaNews) - Tahrir Square is not only about social demands (wages, jobs, bread, etc. ..), but implementing change in Islam. Young people reject both the military dictatorship and the Islamic republic, they want a modern state that guarantees full citizenship to all, Christians or Muslims. Proof of this is that since 25 January, when the demonstrations began, police have removed security details from Christian churches and there have been no attacks. This is why, what is happening these days in Cairo has the power to change the Arab world and the entire planet. Here we publish the considerations of an illustrious figure from the Egyptian Christian world, who wanted to share them with AsiaNews readers. The name used is a pseudonym.
Still today, Tahrir Square is overflowing with hundreds of thousands of young and old, men and women, disappointed and unhappy about Mubarak's speech yesterday. Last night, the Rais, in a televised address categorically ruled out his abandonment of power, which the crowds continue to demand. Mubarak has only promised to cede some powers to his deputy Omar Suleiman, but insists on remaining in power until presidential elections next September.
Today, while the number of demonstrators increase in the beautiful capital and other cities of Egypt, the Supreme Council of the army says it will remove the state of emergency "as soon as the current situation ends".
Some believe that there has been a split between Mubarak and the army and that the soldiers will eventually throw their support fully behind the population. The full picture of behind the scenes manoeuvres is still unclear: it is like being in fog. But one thing is certain: the young continue to demonstrate, demanding more and more. It is important to maintain pressure on the power and never allow it time to gather, contented with generic statements and vague promises. These young people will not stop making their demands and the protests will continue.  They have been so badly deceived and treated by the regime that they will not leave the square. If they stop, society will once again fall into the hands of the dictatorship. From this point of view it is interesting to hear the words of one of the most famous activists (see: ).
The hope is that it does not slide into violence. It seems to me that so far that the young people and the army have a kind of “gentlemen's agreement” not to resort to violence. The criminals used violence, not the young people.
It has made a lasting impression on the international community. Rumours abound that an American aircraft carrier has arrived in the Persian Gulf and another in the eastern Mediterranean, perhaps to ensure traffic in Suez, Israel has urged Egypt to achieve a “peaceful transition”, that Iran has expressed its hope Egypt will become an Islamic Republic along its own lines….. Faced with these popular riots, everyone is looking after their own interests. None of these foreign powers is paying the slightest attention to the best interests of the Egyptian people. All are driven by realpolitik and by their own affairs.
In the short term this bears fruit, but in the long term it only brings defeat. The U.S., for example, have always supported Islamic fundamentalists (Saudi Arabia, Taliban, etc ...). In this way they have secured oil profits. But the spread of Islamic fundamentalism in the world has put all western civilization at risk.
The most serious is that the more the fundamentalists raise their voices, the more the moderates are silent. We risk throwing away world culture and civilization as a result of a violent and fanatical group, which silences and intimidates the moderates in the West, who are only concerned with uttering politically correct phrases, so as not to appear too anti-Muslim, or Islamophobic.
The majority of states in the West falls into this trap. The left-wing governments have done nothing but welcome, dialogue, and in the name of humanity, of tolerance, drained the coffers of social security. We are now facing a social failure and a failure of civilization. The left-wing governments were corrupt. For their part, the right-wing governments also played the game: they took power by giving a harsher response, opposing the Islamic world, without dialogue.
What is happening these days in Egypt, is an important step for the Arab world and the rest of the world. It is now clear to everyone that what we are experiencing is not simply a domestic problem but an issue that embraces the entire world. What happens here goes far beyond national boundaries. Young people are not only demanding more social security, but Islam is going through a change. The young people demand a clear distinction between religion and politics. They reject both the military dictatorship and the Iranian style Islamic revolution. They want a system of government based on civil society. They want freedom, a modern state of rule. If Egypt does this, the entire Arab world will follow, because it is the leading country of the Arab-Muslim world. But if this happens in the Arab world, the world will follow. Egypt is a symbol.
Although the majority of young Muslims who are in Tahrir square, they reject an Islamic state, modelled on the Muslim Brotherhood. These are increasingly marginalized and have much less weight and influence than most think. Mubarak gave them immense power. But the reason is now clear: raising the spectre of Islamic fundamentalism in front of the United States, he received large economic concessions. Exaggerating the danger of the Muslim Brotherhood against Israel, was a easy game to ensnare the United States, hinting that without him there would have been war, violence, the Islamic state.
It is worth noting a fact: after January 25, police stopped the security checks and surveillance in front of churches. It was feared that there would be attacks and destruction - as was the case on December 31 at the Church of Alexandria - and yet nothing happened. So much so that some suspect that the bombing of Alexandria was caused by sources close to the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior.
I want to make an appeal to you Westerners: give your moral support to the young Egyptians, put pressure on your governments and major international organizations that defend religious freedom and civil liberties, so that Muslim countries accept a modern vision of the state, where there is equality for all, freedom of expression, thought, religion and conversion. In short, so that there is a distinction between radical Islam and politics. This is what the young people of Tahrir Square are asking for.

02/11/2011 EGYPT - ISLAM
In Egypt, young people are changing Islam, separating religion and politics
Husani Massri
The demonstrations do not stop after Mubarak's speech and the declaration of the Supreme Council of the army. The international community is guided only by their own interests, but does not understand the needs of the Egyptian people. Should be supporting the youth of Tahrir Square. The transition in Egypt is a symbol that can change the Arab world and the planet.
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Religious sisters: government ineffective on violence against migrant women
Melani Manel Perera
Age raised from 18 to 21 years. But some religious are convinced that the law is useless in the face of over 4 thousand complaints of abuse, violence and torture recorded in 2009 alone by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment.
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Bangladesh protest fuel prices, concerns for ethnic and religious minorities
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01/28/2011 ISLAM - EGYPT
Egyptian revolt not only political but also spiritual and Islamic
Samir Khalil Samir
Muslim intellectuals and theologians draw the prospects for a change even in Islam: the value of women and fraternisation of sexes; rejection of fundamentalist Salafism, seeking a religion of the heart and freedom, against the formalism of the veil, the beard and abstruse ritual practices. And above all, they welcome secularism, the separation of Islam from politics.
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The program - truly revolutionary - wants to rethink the value of women, fraternisation between the sexes, the relationship of equality with Christians. And it also desires to clarify interpretations on the sayings of Mohammed and the myths of fundamentalist Salafism, rejecting the influences that come from Saudi Arabia.
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As soldiers fire in Tripoli, Miqati gets ready to become new PM in Beirut
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Al-Azhar against the Vatican: politics and pettiness
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Behind the decision to freeze dialogue with the Holy See, the rejection of the presence in the Vatican delegation of an expert in Islam of Jordanian nationality, a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. But also political expediency. Al-Azahr condemned the suicide of the Tunisian that sparked the popular revolt and fall of Ben Ali.
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Mediators busy in Beirut but prospects very dim
Turkish and Qatari envoys are meeting Lebanese political leaders, but deal appears a very distant possibility. US and Syria back Sarkozy’s proposal for a contact group, but Damascus does not want Washington in it. In the meantime, Saudi Arabia warns it would “pull its hand out” from the effort.

Letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic: the President of the Security Council and the UN Secretary General on the dramatic events of the Field of Yarmouk Palestinian refugees in Syria. everywhere they are, rather than adopting a corporate propaganda at the expense of the blood of the Palestinian people and their suffering. They are the terrorists to attack the camp, they are the terrorists to drive out the Palestinian refugees, the terrorists are those who will have to answer for this crime.

Siria,lettera ufficiale all’ONU, drammatici eventi al Campo dei rifugiati palestinesi di Yarmouk,

Lettera del ministero degli esteri della Repubblica Araba Siriana al presidente del consiglio di sicurezza e al segretario generale dell’ONU, sui drammatici eventi verificatisi al Campo dei rifugiati palestinesi di Yarmouk, in Siria.
Dall’inizio della crisi in Siria, alcuni Paesi e alcune organizzazioni note per la loro ostilità alla Siria e alla sua linea politica, hanno stravolto la realtà dei fatti e deformato i drammatici fatti che avvengono nel Paese, imputandone la responsabilità, tramite sporchi giochi di calunnia e falsità, al Governo Siriano, supportati in ciò da alcuni mass-media, loro complici, che hanno collaborato alla disinformazione dell’opinione pubblica mondiale e alla deformazione della verità dei fatti.
La Siria non si è meravigliata, quando queste parti hanno preso posizioni completamente opposte relativamente alla situazione d’emergenza che ha colpito negli ultimi giorni il campo dei rifugiati palestinesi di Yarmouk, in conseguenza all’attacco al campo compiuto dal gruppo terroristico “Jabhat an-Nusra” e dalle altre organizzazioni terroristiche, che ha causato una catastrofe, rappresentata dall’ennesimo esodo degli innocenti  rifugiati palestinesi dal luogo delle loro abitazioni nel Campo.
La Siria, nel condannare chiunque si permetta di alzare un dito per accusarla, imputa la responsabilità di questa tragedia ai gruppi terroristici, precisando che dal 1948, anno della Nakba (la catastrofe) del popolo palestinese, essa ha ospitato i rifugiati palestinesi sulla sua terra, trattandoli come suoi figli, e concedendo loro tutti i privilegi di cui godono i cittadini siriani. Allo stesso modo la Siria ha pienamente collaborato con l’Agenzia  per il Soccorso e l’Occupazione dei Profughi Palestinesi, l’UNRWA, senza imporre alcun tipo di restrizione o condizione alle sue attività, e di questo sono testimoni sia i registri dell’Unrwa che tutti i suoi funzionari, sia dentro che fuori  la Siria.
Ciò che più rammarica è constatare che l’accusa, relativamente a quanto accaduto nel campo di Yarmouk,  è stato mossa verso la parte sbagliata, anziché ammonire e condannare le organizzazioni terroristiche che durante la crisi hanno minacciato la sicurezza e la stabilità dei palestinesi, uccidendone molti; tra questi, di recente, il gruppo terroristico “Jabhat an-Nusra” e chi lo appoggia, che ha attaccato il campo di Yarmouk e le aree adiacenti con mortai e mitaragliatrici ed ha occupato parti del Campo, il che ha portanto irrimediabilmente all’esodo di migliaia di palestinesi e alla distruzione di un ospedale e di una moschea nel Campo, e poi all’ingresso di centinaia di terroristi nel Campo stesso. In risposta a ciò, sebbene gli abitanti del Campo abbiano ripetutamente implorato l’esercito arabo siriano di entrare, esso si è finora astenuto dal farlo,  per arginare lo spargimento di sangue e preservare le proprietà dei cittadini.

Durante questo periodo, malgrado le difficoltà, la Siria ha sempre mantenuto contatti costanti con le organizzazioni politiche palestinesi  ufficiali  e non , dentro e fuori del Campo, per evitare di coinvolgere i fratelli palestinesi nella crisi siriana, e per allontanarli  dall’inganno del terrorismo che ha lavorato per coinvolgerli nei fatti dall’inizio, e le ragioni di questo sono sotto gli occhi di tutti.

La Siria ha ribadito la necessità di non coinvolgere i fratelli palestinesi nella crisi siriana anche durante l’ultima visita in Siria del Commissario Generale dell’Unrwa, in base alla fedeltà alla sua posizione iniziale, che consiste nel risparmiare ai rifugiati palestinesi i terribili eventi della crisi siriana.  Allo stesso modo, la Siria ha fin da subito collaborato con le istituzioni palestinesi ed internazionali, garantendo tutti gli aiuti e le facilitazioni richieste per affievolire le sofferenze dei rifugiati palestinesi derivanti dall’occupazione del gruppo terroristico “Jabhat an-Nusra” e dei suoi alleati, tra cui il cosiddetto “Esercito Libero del Campo di Yarmouk”.

La Siria implora l’Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite e il suo Segretario Generale di chiedere ai Paesi che hanno appoggiato i gruppi terroristici armati, e che li hanno spronati ad occupare il campo di Yarmouk -per fini che si sono ben palesati- mediante i loro atti terroristici, di sfruttare le loro solide relazioni con i gruppi terroristici per costringerli ad uscire immediatamente dal campo, risparmiando in tal modo le vite dei rifugiati palestinesi, ed impedendo ulteriori omicidi e distruzioni perpetrate  dai gruppi terroristici, ovunque essi si trovino, anziché adottare una propaganda economica a scapito del sangue del popolo palestinese e delle sue sofferenze.
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Egypt marks "day of departure." Mubarak "tired" of governing
Sono i terroristi ad attaccare il Campo, sono i terroristi a far fuggire i rifugiati palestinesi, sono i terroristi coloro che dovranno rispondere di questo crimine.