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Bernard Grua réside à Nantes, France. Il est le fondateur et le dirigeant de la société Best Inventory experte dans l'audit, l'organisation, la réalisation et le conseil en inventaire.
Il a été, préalablement, manager d'audit financier, à Paris, au sein du cabinet Arthur Andersen où il était spécialisé dans les normes anglo-saxonnes.
Il intervient régulièrement dans différents pays d'Europe, aux USA et en Afrique. Par ailleurs il exerce différents activités bénévoles dans le domaine humanitaire, culturel ou civil.
A ce titre, il a développé une pratique peu habituelle, en ce qui concerne des profils tels que le sien, dans la mobilisation par les réseaux sociaux, les relations avec la presse écrite et audiovisuelle française ou étrangère et dans l'organisation de mouvements internationaux.
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dimanche 22 septembre 2019

Pakistan; extremism as a consequence of retardation or as a modernity crisis?

A 2010 Youtube video shows some trendy considerations which, regardless the accent, could have been told in UK, in the USA or in Australia. It is of interest to learn who is the lady making the presentation and what she became almost ten years after. In 2010, Ms Ramla Akhtar, a Pakistani southern urban lady, with a western life style, with a wealthy background and a British education, called herself a "Goblal Citizen" and presented her profile as a "Social Designer", a "Communicator" being a "Humanitarian Futurist", having "Arts & media sector"," social enterprise", and an "equitable future", as areas of specialization.

Although, twenty years ago, the deadly Trade Center attack evidenced the inclusion of a high level of technology, this warning has been largely underestimated. Islamist fanatism and terrorism are generally associated with underdevelopment, ignorance and male dominance. However, there are some clues education and social progress will not be enough to protect us from this threat. Here is an example of an original path which evidences another side of such a hybrid war.

This article in French on a Agoravox, a French news website enjoying a powerful SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and a large number of readers: Pakistan, l'extrémisme comme conséquence de l'arriération ou comme crise de la modernité ?

Ramla Akhtar a global citizen with a western way of life and a British education


Ramla Akhtar as a western
oriented urban lady
A 2010 Youtube video shows some trendy considerations which, regardless the Urdu accent, could have been told in UK, in the USA or in Australia. It is of interest to learn who is the person making the presentation and what she became almost ten years after.

In 2010, Ms Ramla Akhtar, a Pakistani southern urban lady, with a Sunni confession, with a western life style, with a wealthy background and with a British education, called herself a "Goblal Citizen" and presented her profile as a "Social Designer", a "Communicator" being a "Humanitarian Futurist", having "Arts & media sector"," social enterprise", and an "equitable future", as areas of specialization.



Rmala Aalam, the path to radicalisation


Since 2013, this woman has renamed herself into Rmala Aalam and has entered into a radicalisation process. On her personal Facebook page and on her "mystical" Facebook blog page "Black Mountain, Dragon Soul - a Wounded Mystic Spins Her Yarn", her speech became nationalist with a xenophobia orientation against European and American foreigners. She calls them "white-supremacists" and "colonialists." Obsessed, according to her own words, with her "brown skin", she handles hate speeches against Wakhi people, a peaceful ethnic (Persian origin) and religious minority (Imailian Shia confession) living in the Karakoram range bordering the north of the country. Her recent call, dating September 16, 2019, for arming against these communities created a strong regional emotion. It has been communicated to the Pakistan Ministry of Interior and to local medias.



It follows a detailed alarming analysis of June 13, 2019, which was sent to Pakistani authorities: "Report of a French traveler about a domestic hate speech against the Wakhi minority of Chapursan Valley and its male international guests - credibility assessment of an alleged sexual conspiracy against local women and foreign female visitors – concerns about an emerging external extremism". 

Electronic letter for sending the report to the French Pakistan Embassador in Paris, to the Pakistani and to the Gilgit Baltistan Ministries of tourism - A French version has been sent to the French Embassy in Pakistan 

Fanatism behind hijacked modern causes 


Rmala Aalam in 2019
Strangely and ironically, Ms Ramla Akhtar , aka Rmla Aalam, reports a rumor saying she is a terrorist. It is one of the conspiracy theories she became familiar with. See the article: "Who dares saying Rmala Aalam, aka Ramla Akhtar, is a terrorist?" Her approach is original not only because she is a woman but also because she instrumentalises modern feminism, fight against Central-Asia patriarchy, environment concern, development considerations, religious preaches, single mother condition and non-discrimination revendications. Those hijacked causes, though a confusing mix, are the perfect smoke screen for paving the way for discord, interethnic conflicts and fanatism. They prevent any rational questioning.

It is too early to get a final view of this work in progress and how wide it will spread. The case, however, requires a strong attention and should be closely followed up. European countries should get the propers tools for identifying such profiles when they apply for an entrance visa in our countries or, who knows, for an asylum request.

Other articles of Bernard Grua about this region:


samedi 17 août 2019

Un criminel de guerre au fort de Brégançon

Bernard Grua, lettre à Emmanuel Macron au sujet de la visite de Poutine
Fort de Brégançon, licence cc Wikipédia

Emmanuel Macron a invité Vladimir Poutine à venir le rencontrer, le 19 août 2019, au Fort de Brégançon, lieu de retraite estivale des présidents de la République Française. Recevant un tel "interlocuteur", qui n'est pas un homme de dialogue mais un adepte du passage en force et un dirigeant connu pour son non respect de la parole donnée, ainsi que pour son mépris des règles du droit international, il est difficile de voir ce que notre pays pourrait en attendre de positif. En revanche, les conséquences fâcheuses en sont bien plus certaines. Elles suscitent des inquiétudes tant en France qu'à  l'étranger, voire chez des citoyens russes, lesquels manifestent massivement contre un pouvoir autocratique, qui n'a de cesse de les humilier.

Message envoyé à la Présidence de la République par le lien: 

Nantes, le 16 août 2019

Objet: Vladimir Poutine, un criminel de guerre à Brégançon

Monsieur le Président,

Vladimir Poutine ne manquera pas de se servir de votre réception pour se targuer en externe et en interne, où il est de plus en plus contesté, du soutien de la France à ses aventures mortifères. Les violations du droit international et des droits de l'homme ainsi que le mépris de la vie humaine, y compris celle de ses concitoyens, sont une caractéristique de son régime. Ce despote, chef d'une bande mafieuse de silovikis, ne peut prétendre qu'au rang de paria du monde civilisé. Votre accueil est une initiative bien malencontreuse, qu'elle soit le résultat de votre naïveté ou de l'affairisme de certains milieux gaziers et pétroliers, tels que Technip et Total, dont vous seriez à l'écoute. Voilà une servilité qui n'honore ni votre rang, ni notre pays, ni sa place dans le concert des nations.

Par votre légèreté , vous compromettez la patrie des Lumières avec un criminel de guerre. Il est, fort probablement, impossible d'annuler votre prochaine rencontre. Alors, il ne vous reste plus qu'à présenter, à votre hôte, des menaces (c'est bien le mot nécessaire) suffisamment crédibles et dissuasives afin que le Kremlin cesse son soutien au boucher Assad et à la tragédie qui se prépare à Idleb. Celle-ci ne vous serait pas pardonnée. Vous trouverez, ci-dessous, un lien vers un courrier explicite du "Collectif pour une Syrie libre et démocratique" sur ce sujet. 
http://cpsld.free.fr/CPSLD/190806_CPSLD_Fort-de-Bregancon_Faire-part-de-Deces.pdf

Je vous prie de bien vouloir agréer, Monsieur le Président, l'expression de mes sentiments vigilants.

Bernard Grua

Co-fondateur et ex porte-parole du collectif international "No Mistrals for Putin"

lundi 22 juillet 2019

Présence sur les réseaux sociaux




Suivre les articles et les photographies de Bernard Grua sur les fils des réseaux sociaux: Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, et Linkedin

Suivre les articles et les photographies de Bernard Grua sur les fils des réseaux sociaux: Facebook, Flickr, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, et Linkedin. Actualisation en temps réel des timelines à chaque nouvelle publication.


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mardi 18 juin 2019

No Freedom for Hate Speech!


Ramla Akhtar, aka Rmala Aalam, from one of the ethnicities ruling Pakistan who teases religious extremism against Wakhis


It should not be a Facebook decision that a person is innocent or guilty.


I strongly oppose the way a hatred campaign is fuelled against a family and a community. It is not “the justice” as invocated by a freak. It is injustice. It is dangerously irresponsible when an ethnic and religious minority is concerned, especially in a country “as explosive as Pakistan” (own troll's words). This is not acceptable! 

No to Ramla Akhtar hate speech



jeudi 13 juin 2019

Report of a French traveler about a domestic hate speech against the Wakhi minority of Chapursan Valley and its male international guests - credibility assessment of an alleged sexual conspiracy against local women and foreign female visitors – concerns about an emerging external extremism


Report of a French traveler about a domestic hate speech against the Wakhi minority of Chapursan Valley and its male international guests - credibility assessment of an alleged sexual conspiracy against local women and foreign female visitors – concerns about an emerging external extremism

Gojal, a region located in the northern mountainous part of Pakistan at the Afghanistan and China corner, is still not an area with a high tourist frequentation. Nevertheless, unanimous reports praise its hospitality, its peaceful people and its pristine environment. The Facebook blog page “Black Mountain, Dragon Soul - a Wounded Mystic Spins Her Yarn" exposes a different point of view. While Ramla Akhtar (aka Rmala Aalam), the contributor of this blog, is a resident of Hussaini (Gojal), with an external background, it is of importance to review what she reveals of a risks faced, according to her, by solo female travelers in Chapursan Valley. We will look to the sources and inspirations of such a novel. We will try to separate what is part of ancient myths and what pertains to the today reality or imagination. Then, we will learn more on how the shock of cultures and traditions between two private people can take unexpected proportions in a country rich of diversity, passions and religions. This article will call for discernment. However, it is not intended to cover isolated abuses, if any, especially regarding the female condition, as it happens, unfortunately, in any part of our unperfected world.

All information published below come from, and only from, Ramla Akhtar  (aka Rmala Aalam)'s Facebook public posts or public comments on her Facebook blog page. Sometimes, for clarification purposes, a little information communicated via private messages received from her or from her friend Olga Leonidovna Ozerova 
(Extreme Travels in Russia) will be used. Unless otherwise stated, all quotes are from public posts of Ramla Akhtar, respecting her typo, her spelling and her grammar.


Table of contents

1. The apocalypse missionary and her quest
1.1. A preacher managing a followers Facebook blog page and a sect website
1.2. The sources of Ramla Akhtar (aka Rmala Aalam, RA) self myths
  1.2.1. Chapursan traditions quick presentation
  1.2.2. Matching the main parts of Chapursan legends with Akhtar re-writing her own history
  1.2.3. Why did Rmala Aalam hijack legends not belonging to her culture and religion

1.3. Assembling the patchwork to build a tale
2. How an improbable scenario was promoted into the “real” life?
2.1. The accident which could have ignited the fission chain reaction
2.2. The questionable unverifiable assertions and the weakness of double checked claims
2.3. The flight into a trolling way
3. The conspiracy theories and the negative speech about the Wakhi minority
3.1. Female tourists being “exploited” without knowing it because of hypoxia acting like alcohol
  3.1.1. A culprit: altitude sickness
  3.1.2. A generalization of a distorted personal experience?
3.2. Chapursan youngest kids and old people part of the local conspiracy
  3.2.1. Forced blackout
  3.2.2. Improperly dramatized environment presentation
  3.2.3. Rmala Aalam's theater
  3.2.4. Unwanted other testimonies
3.3. Wakhi ladies in a Middle Ages confinement
3.4. Sectarian followers praise their hero
4. Feeding the narrative and the followers
4.1. Censure and cooking contradictions, fake news building
4.2. Xenophobia as a mobilization tool
  4.2.1. Ramla Akhtar and colonialism
  4.2.2. Foreigners as collateral victims of the speech about Chapursan people
  4.2.3. The way foreigners were purposely meddled in an international speech presented as a private case between two people
  4.2.4. At the origins of her radicalization, the paradox of a blogger revealing to be a stranger while denouncing foreigners
  4.2.5. How the speech about Chapursan was pushed to a foreigner?
  4.2.6. The foreign meddling concept is a distortion of the reality
4.3. Victimization for being praised by followers
  4.3.1. First hoax, a lonesome crusade against Pakistanis and foreigners 
  4.3.2. Second hoax, a good lady abandoned, betrayed and abused, including by her family
  4.3.3. Third hoax, Cosette - Les Misérables
5. The quest for extra material and the ultimate step
5.1. Private provocation and harassment to get extra material
5.2. The last public provocation slanders
5.3. False testimony to French Embassy
5.4. Update 21/06/2019: actions planed for additional slanderous denunciations in pack and new false testimonies: Pakistani and French authorities, clients
Conclusion: what is true, what is a hoax, what is abuse, what is just revenge, what is mythomania?


jeudi 23 mai 2019

Karakoram Highway, a prototype of the new Silk Roads?

Col de Kunjerab, 4 693 mètres. sur la Karakoram Highway entre le Pakistan et la Chine © Bernard Grua
Chinese border at Kunjerab Pass et 4 693 m

The Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative(BRI), also known as the “New Silk Roads”, is a work in progress that raises many questions. Yet in Pakistan, the Karakoram Highway, commissioned in 1979, may provide some answers. Parallel to the challenged sovereignty of the country, it could be observed, until these last months, a religio-patriotic discourse with a questionable consistency and an expensive open or latent state of war seeming to assure a form of national cohesion. However, this discourse and the state of war increased Pakistan's international isolation and strengthened its dependence on China as well as indirectly laid the roots for potential fractures between the north and the south of the territory.

This article in French





Cartes du Pakistan (source: MAE France) et de la Karakoram Highway (source: Wikipedia)
Maps of Pakistan (source: French MFA) and Karakoram Highway (source: Wikipedia)