Ladies and Gentlemen;It is great honor for me to be with you today.. I’m confident that we share the same belief regarding the basic human values in this earth, on top of which are the two great freedom and dignity values.. I’m proud of this honor, which inspires me more determination to move forward in our great struggle for freedom and dignity along with many youth we have the same dream and determination in common with.
By Sudarsan Raghavan Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman was the most prominent leader of the 2011 revolution in Yemen, part of the wave of uprisings that swept the Arab world five years ago and led to the ousting of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize -- the first Arab woman to receive the honor -- in recognition of her work.
God rejects terrorism… There is an increasingly growing desire to hold Abrahamic religions accountable for terrorism and conflict between communities, which are in fact political rather than religious banners. Whereas some human rights philosophers argue that human rights and freedoms have no a concrete origin and that the religion is their sole origin. Equality on which they are based is not natural because nature itself is based on inequality whereas only religions came to entrench this principle of equality. That means there is no human rights without equality, and there is no equality without religion. So how is it said that religion is behind violence and terrorism?!.
In the midst of what has been taking place in the Arab world nowadays, how do you think the celebration of the International Day of Peace could convey the language of peace؟Karman: Today is an important day to remind the international community and the world of their obligations to create a sustainable peace and good life under democracy that ensures equality, rights, freedoms, justice and the rule by law. But the question is where are the international community's obligations towards this day and requirements of peace? There is no peace without justice or development.