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Muslims move into mainstream in Rwanda - On Line Opinion - 28/8/2012

Muslims move into mainstream in Rwanda - On Line Opinion - 28/8/2012 | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
While a minority themselves in Rwanda, Muslims role in protecting Tutsis during the genocide has made a large difference to them.

 

'Forgiveness is the ability to free oneself from the dependence on another and in this case the perpetrator of the genocide. "If you hate someone, you constantly think about his inhumanity," says Dr Naasson Munyandamutsa, who won the 2011 Prize of Geneva for Human Rights in Psychiatry, and is credited for placing psychiatry at the 'nucleus of public health'. "If you do that, you remain in his grip and cannot escape to shape your life. Neither Muslims nor Christians advocate revenge. Revenge is a trap for resilience. How do individuals give meaning to things again? How do you deal with the unspeakable and reorganise your internal world?"'

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Tibet's Exiled Democrat | newmatilda.com

Tibet's Exiled Democrat | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

Tibet’s elected leader, Dr Lobsang Sangay, is currently touring Australia but he won’t meet government officials.

 

'On Saturday the prime minister-elect of one of the world’s newest and most promising democracies touched down in Melbourne for a week-long Australian visit. He’s being met by hundreds of compatriots and received enthusiastically by journalists, scholars, parliamentarians and the public at large.

Perversely, he will not get to meet 'the Australian] Prime Minster, Foreign Minister or government officials, at least not in any formal capacity. Canberra refuses to recognise his administration or build relationships with its elected officers.

 

.............. Tibetans are often unable to speak of their grievances without grave risk, let alone vote to throw out a government that has failed them ever since it invaded their country over half a century ago.

 

The contrast between Tibetan democracy-in-exile and China’s refusal to grant the barest of democratic rights inside Tibet represents two very different long-term futures for [Australia's] biggest trading partner.'

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