Our tribute to a fallen hero

Muçulmano que morreu após salvar cristãos de terroristas é homenageado no Quênia
Salah Farah, a Muslim teacher who lost his life saving Christians from the certain death in the hands of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Kenya, received one of the highest honors of the country for his act of courage. He died of the injuries sustained in the attack, but was decorated posthumously with the “Order of The Great Warrior”, as announced by President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, this Thursday (30).
Salah Farah, a real Muslim, a great hero and a true martyr!

Inside the terrorist’s mind

Understanding what moves radicals in less than 5 minutes.

People always get shock when I say that the terrorist groups have very little to do with religion. Every revolutionary movement in history had what I call “a pretext ideology”. That means an ideology the group uses publicly to recruit people however, that’s never what originally moves neither the leadership nor the recruits. That can be seen with the French Revolution when the people stormed palaces killing the nobles and even the Royal Family under the pretext of “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”. That resulted in one of the most arbitrary regimes ever seen even in the absolutist reign of Luis XIV. A police reactionary State which executed all its main leaders and brought Napoleon to power. Another recent example is the Bolshevik movement that created the extinct USSR. In the beginning, people didn’t even know what they were fighting for. In the end, all the party’s elite was living in luxury and splendor while the proletariat – the main pretext of the whole communist delusion – was still living under extreme poverty.

Therefore, we can conclude that the reason that moves all the revolutionary movements is political power and what comes with it. For the terrorist groups is not different. What moves the recruit is many things but religion: valor, adventure, the sense of being part of something greater than yourself, the current situation of their homelands, the complete lack of purpose in their lives, absence of opportunities, prejudice, etc. Many of the authors and participants of the latest attacks in Europe where discovered buying the books “Islam for dummies” and “Koran for dummies”. So, they were not even serious Muslims before the recruitment. We know that after many videos of them drinking and partying have surfaced on social media.

Hence, the problem is social, economical and political, religion being a pretext. People used Christianity and even Atheism as a pretext so many times for achieving their spurious agendas.

I highly encourage you to watch this 5 minutes’ excerpt of the today’s episode of CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria where experts from the CIA, FBI and NYPD corroborate the above.

Lebanese Diaspora

The Lebanese diaspora is composed by estimated 15-20 million people living all over the five continents. That represents many times Lebanon’s present population of around 4 million.

For the third consecutive year, the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, under the High Patronage of HE Minister Gebran Bassil, held an event called “Lebanese Diaspora Energy” congregating successful Lebanese (and descendants),  from several areas, living in the diaspora.

This year, one of the guests is HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII.

A small video presentation of last year’s event:

There is Hope!

Montagem mostra Hope ao ser resgatado das ruas por Anja Ringgren Lovén e oito semandas depois, na African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (Foto: Reprodução/Facebook/Anja Ringgren Lovén)

He was named “Hope”. A two-years old Nigerian starving child who was abandoned by his family accused of witchcraft has made an amazing recovery after being rescued by Anja Ringgren Lovén, the founder of the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF). That’s how we save the world, one person at the time!


If you wish to help her amazing work (and you should!) here’s the information:

HOPE, hvor der er kærlighed, er der liv