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Why organise International Tours of Peace to Syria?

Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, active groups, who oppose the violence in Syria, started to organise solidarity visits to the country. There are many reasons for organising such visits but the number one reasons was to send a message of solidarity to Syrians and their legitimate government.

These tours also enable activists, media representatives and intellectuals to find out what is really happening in Syria first hand and not through the mainstream media fabrications.

I had the honour to participate in one of these visits in late 2013. It was a great experience that gave me a lot of ideas and information about the situation and the needs of the Syrians who chose to stay in the country.

Up until now mostly the same groups and same people visit Syria. This is mainly due to connections to that country. We wanted to do more.

We wanted our tours to be “Responsible Tourism”. This is when we decided to start our International Tours of Peace to Syria where:

• Anyone can partici…

Open letter to ABC: I do not want my share of commonwealth to be wasted on brainwashing and recruiting terrorists

Your report today at 12 midday news is no more than a propaganda piece to help Al Qaeda terrorists. I have watched the report with much disgust and disbelieve.
1- You did not mention why the Syrian army and Hezbullah fighters are blockading the town of Madaya. You did not tell the viewers that Madya is controlled by terrorists of Ahrar Al sham, an organisation affiliated with Al Qaeda terrorist organisation.
2- You mentioned that there were 28 deaths because of hunger, without giving viewers one name of these victims. It cannot be believed that whoever counted the numbers of dead people does not have one name of a victim, unless the whole issue is mere lie.
3- You showed for more than 2 minutes the suffering of Madaya, but failed to show the suffering of Fouaa and Kafraya, currently besieged by terrorists in the northern parts of Syria. We cannot believe that ABC is concerned about the lives s of terrorists (and their families), but has no concern about the lives of of totally innoce…

Open letter to our PM: why is your government targeting peace missions to Syria?

Dear Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, PM of Australia

This is the second time I am writing to you to complain against unjustified actions of Australian authorities against me in regards to my activities in promoting peace in Syria.

First of all I would like to remind you that I was the first active member in our community to publicly condemn extremists’ actions in Australia (and elsewhere around the world including in Syria). I was the strongest anti-extremist voice in the community for the last 5 years. In doing this, I risked my life and the lives of my family members. I received countless death threats, verbal attacks and physical attacks on at least 3 occasions.

My long standing fight against extremism and violence that related to sectarian and religious division is well on record and cannot be disputed by anyone in this country.

Last October en route to lead a peace delegation in Syria, I was subjected to an unjustified humiliating treatment on the hands of our Border Force. To date, …