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Dr. Frank Romano Discusses Weekend West Bank Interfaith Freedom MarchTim King Salem-News.com
A leading peace activist, Dr. Frank Romano, talks about Saturday's march in West Bank via Skype.
(JERUSALEM / SALEM) - There are a handful of people in this world who go the extra mile for humanity. They aren't swayed by arguments about how people who work for peace are somehow doing it for the fanfare. In reality there is very little.
Dr. Frank Romano, Author of 'Storm Over Morocco' is a tireless soul who has had one of the most amazing lives I have ever heard of. He was held by radical Islamic jihadists after visiting Casablanca, while searching for the unifying truth of religion and life.
He eventually found a path to freedom, and came away not as a damaged person from his experience, but as an inspired peace seeker, greatly advanced in his understanding of what Islam is, and is not.
Today he leads Interfaith Freedom Marches four times a year in the West Bank and other contested areas in the Occupied lands and Israel.
In the march that was held Saturday, Frank was arrested by the Palestinian Authority. He knew going in that the recent violence and death experienced by other peace activists aboard the Mavi Marmara in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla would complicate the march, but then there is generally some type of negative world event casting a shadow over every Interfaith events he holds; he says it is nothing new.
What sets this author/attorney/tenured professor/activist moving in real time, is his desire to unite people without adding to the already divisive atmosphere.
Dr. Romano said, "The people in the Holy Land, Muslims, Jews and Christians alike, are enshrouded by deep suffering, terrible restrictions on freedoms, limitation of circulation, restricted access, unfair confiscation of land, etc. Whenever that happens in the World, we all suffer because I truly believe, my friends, we are all connected.'
He believes Israeli citizens are held hostage by the same rules that are used to immobilize the Palestinian people.
"When they are free (of suffering, etc.), only then can we be free!" As so many others believe, Frank says it’s time we all do something about it, in an effective, non-violent way.
"Let this march be a precursor to freedom through love and understanding by bringing all people together, as brothers and sisters and as children of the creator, showing the world that all people want peace in Israel and Palestine."
Learn more about Frank Romano and the Interfaith Freedom Marches in the Occupied Territories and Israel:
Dr. Frank Romano is the author of STORM OVER MOROCCO, autobiographical narrative about following spiritual path while living with extremist religious sect. You can purchase the book at: amazon.com Storm Over Morocco
Learn more by visiting: frankromano363.com
Storm Over Morocco: http://www.soundauthors.com Frank Romano's Storm Over Morocco
Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address: email@example.com
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