- Three questions
Once again the news of the month brought
us another natural disaster: 30 000 dead in Pakistan. This series
lead people to think more and more " something is going
wrong" or " the planet is not turning right."
Behind this they think: " nature is taking revenge"
and "a judgment is coming" it may even be the last
judgment. What do you think about these statements? Don't you
feel that it is a coming back of the notion of a God all powerful
and out of our reach?
- These statements are not realistic
neither helpful for the future and I don't see at all the idea
of a God resurfacing again.
There have always been earthquakes, but in our days we see almost
on live what is happening. This urges us to be more responsible.
We know that Kashmir is prone to earthquakes
that need to be better detected, houses (specially schools) should
be well built enough to resist these quakes and relief squads
should be able to act to reach these places. It is also a pressing
invitation to respect nature by reducing the production of gas
with greenhouse effect.
- Once more this disaster led to
a formidable surge of international solidarity including India
helping their Pakistan enemies. Is not it a sign of hope? Would
you think that an immense distress could promote the feeling
of belonging to a same planet based on human values like compassion,
charity and generosity?
Effectively people who are enemies are
capable to help and speak to each other. They bury the hatchet
of war to become for a while fraternal friends. But planetary
compassion and charity are not enough. The first is justice.
The poor of the world ask justice for their rights that are constantly
- This month we saw this dramatic
expulsion of African immigrants handcuffed and driven by bus
to be later abandoned into the desert. Morocco does not want
to solve the problem of immigration in Europe on its own
does not seem to react. Where are the responsibilities and solutions?
This image is unbearable: a few hundred
of migrants are deported in the desert and left without food
and help. How can we not denounce this inhuman and shameful treatment?
With several non-governmental organizations we ask the EU to
stop financing the repression against the migrants and not to
give Morocco 40 million of Euros in exchange of "a strong
and true action against clandestine immigration".
We ask Spain to give up the building
of shameful walls around the Ceuta and Melilla enclosures and
to admit all those who survived.
We ask Morocco to stop repressions, arrests and expulsions of
We ask UNO to set up a panel to enquire how the rights of the
migrants have been preserved and who were responsible for the
offences and deportations in the desert and for non-assistance
of persons in danger.
(Interviewed by Olivier Galzi)