14-7-2019 XV SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME C
I think it would be useful to awaken public consciousness on a forgotten issue: the consequences of sanctions against Syria. Thank you and have a good Sunday.
Migrations are wreaking havoc on unprepared populations, and are being exploited for political purposes. Regardless of the available resources of a country or a continent, accepting migrants indiscriminately could disrupt social peace. In fact, it is essential to able to prepare a path of integration and control of the path of reception. Young people who want to move away from their families in general do not do so willingly if not driven by wars, the instability of the established order, lack of opportunities for growth, work, the possibility of eating adequately, and not least flattered by the way of life of the West presented by the media, which remains the preferred destination and not towards the rich Islamic countries that also need labour. Wars are one of the main causes of people’s flight to more peaceful place. For forty years the Middle East has been torn apart by fratricidal wars: Iran and Iraq in the 1980s, followed by the invasion of Iraq and then the bloody revolution in Syria. These events are imbued with religious hatred that continues, among other things, to decimate the Christian presence as an integral part of the population. The main Western countries, but not only that, are no stranger to these upheavals that cause the desperate flight of populations to neighbouring countries and the West. The continual imposition of sanctions by the European Union of the ban on the supply of medicines and other supplies indispensable for survival creates further useless violence on the poorest fringes of the battered countries and is a further cause to flee towards a West unprepared to welcome them. It is like chasing tails.
Giuseppe Samir Eid
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The published articles intend to provide the tools for a social inclusion of the migratory flow, shed light on human rights and the condition of life of Christians in the Islamic world from which the author come from. Knowledge of the other, of cultural and religious differences are primary ingredients to create peace in the hearts of men everywhere, a prerequisite for a peaceful coexistence and convinced citizenship in the territory.