Tribute to my brother Vittorio (Vik) Arrigoni – by Ken O’Keefe

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There simply cannot be enough praise for brother Vik, he was a man who exemplified what it is to be human, to be a loving, courageous, full fledged human being. I am blessed till the end of time for knowing him; I will love him to the day I die. And the greatest way to honour Vik is to never give up, to never abandon Palestine, to seek truth and justice at every turn, to shed the fear and never accept the unacceptable.

On this one-year anniversary of his murder I say to his family, thank you so much for producing this warrior for justice, this brother to humanity. He is with us always; he is among the greatest Palestinians who have ever lived. TJP – Stay Human


  • B.A.Frémaux-Soormally
    April 15, 2012, 10:15 pm  

    Like elephants, some of us NEVER forget the GOOD and the BAD! I have no words to say how I feel about the loss of such a GREAT HUMAN BEING!
    Yesterday, I had to confront a young woman in Walthamstow campaigning for the “Palestinian Liberation Campaign” who claimed she was “to be on the Mavi Marmara”! She was bad mouthing our Brother Kenneth O’Keefe and got all excited when I took his defence. Vexed, she said to my friend Barry Lyndon: TAKE HIM AWAY as if I was a sack of rubbish!
    Well, good luck to you, Ken, and to all your loved ones!


  • Salman
    April 15, 2012, 11:19 pm  

    May ALLAH rest his soul in peace!

    Courage is strength, and strength, coupled with unrelenting struggle, is an ascertained key to victory. Truth will prevail, INSHA ALLAH, and the evil will doom to extinction.

    Solute to valorous Vittorio, and to you, brother Ken, for the enviable struggle you have invested in buying freedom for the helpless Palestinians. May ALLAH bless you!

    • Marwan Mhmd
      April 19, 2012, 6:53 pm


      I partially agree with your basic analysis although I suspect that some of your detrimental hypothesees may become rather de-differentiated over time.
      It is crucial to decontextualise many elements of the PLO struggle otherwise I fear, these paradigms will extrapolate into exponential transmutations of a potentially chimeric nature.

      Have a nice day!

      • 1worldcitizen
        April 19, 2012, 8:31 pm

        Well, I think you might just be on hyper-drive with intellectual banter here, me myself I just let truth and justice guide me, along with an open heart and a genuine desire for the good of all. Works for me. TJP

      • Salman
        April 19, 2012, 9:02 pm

        Very noble!

      • Salman
        April 19, 2012, 9:14 pm

        To Marwan: Sorry, I do not understand as to how you find my comments detrimental. I am simply speaking up my mind, and I just wish that, those so called human beings — no matter which religion, race, or nation they come from — who usurp the fundamental rights of other human beings, and inflict unthinkable atrocities upon other human beings, receive a “just” outcome of their deeds.

  • ishmael Tira
    April 19, 2012, 6:42 pm  

    When we think of Vitorrio, we must always remember 3 key facts:
    1. He was an Antisemite
    2. Homosexual
    3. Turd

    Have a nice day

    • 1worldcitizen
      April 19, 2012, 8:30 pm

      And I approve this comment just to display yet again what kind of ignorance and self-destructiveness comes from Israel. The ip address is from Israel, and this is what the sheep being led to slaughter have to say in their arrogance. I personally just feel pity for this lot, they have sacrificed their humanity for ignorance and arrogance and they are too stupid to know it spells their own doom, all the while thinking some God would sanction them in this type of insanity, like them, their God in their eyes is some sort of sociopath. Amazing.

      • Salman
        April 19, 2012, 9:15 pm

        Brother Ken, you are very brave. May ALLAH keep you from any harm, amen.

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