To  the  Editor,       It  is  outrageous,  hurtful  and  indefensible  that  the  owners  of  Villaggio  Mall  would  celebrate

 the   reopening  of  the  place  where  our  13  children  died,  especially  given  that  we  have  not  heard  a  thing   about  the  investigation,  have  not  been  apprised  of  any  meaningful  reforms  in  the  wake  of  the  tragedy,   nor  received  any  offers  of  a  just  financial  settlement.       The  owners  and  operators  of  Villaggio  should  not  be  allowed  to  go  back  to  "business  as  usual"  without   having  addressed  the  needs  and  concerns  of  the  families  they  devastated.  This  is  the  equivalent  of   sweeping  a  crime  under  the  rug  and  we  won't  stand  for  it.       We  plan  to  petition  the  authorities  to  keep  the  Mall  shut  as  a  symbol  of  the  arrogance  and  stubbornness   of  those  who  ignored  basic  fire  codes  and  regulations,  who  did  not  have  adequate  evacuation  plans,  and   who  locked  doors  on  escape  routes.    That  Mall  should  stand  as  monument  to  greed,  not  a  tourist   attraction.       We  hope  Qataris  and  non  Qataris  alike  will  boycott  the  Mall  should  it  re-­‐open,  until  the  needs  and   concerns  of  the  families  are  met.  And  we  plan  to  take  our  campaign  worldwide  to  ensure  that  potential   tourists  are  aware  of  the  Villaggio  Mall's  safety  record  and  legacy  of  death  and  destruction.           We  are  grateful  to  His  Highness  the  Crown  Prince  not  only  for  visiting  us  after  the  tragedy  but  for   committing  the  resources  of  the  Qatari  government  to  seeking  justice.  That  starts  today.  Keep  this  mall   closed.  Speak  to  the  families.  Give  us  the  means  to  rebuild.       Signed,    

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