Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
Opinion Editorials, September 2011
Arabia at Crossroads, Arab People Strive for Freedom, Peace, and New Leadership
By Mahboob A Khawaja
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 26, 2011
The neo-colonial rulers enhanced secularism through collaborative
economic developments plans of the Western experts and hired agents of
influence with the clear aim to divide and rule the people and to keep the
herd under manipulative tribal control. Islam professed unity of the Arab
people into a progressive civilization but the rulers pursuing secularism
and the economic development plans and likewise the Western leaders denied
recognition and respect to the Arab people being of reason, civilized and
intelligent enough to challenge the multifaceted tyranny of
authoritarianism. Islamic civilization craved knowledge, inventions,
progress and peace for eight centuries in Europe and made
knowledge-based contributions to the European Renaissance and modern
industrial developments but the oil producing egomaniac Arab rulers ignored
Islam and fell in disgrace on all the major fronts of human endeavors.
The Western economic development plans failed to create new “imaginative
prosperous communities” except Arabian full interdependence and corruption
called business as usual and has stolen the time and opportunities of the
Arab masses to think on their own and change and reform the neo-colonial
system of governance. Peace and conflict management is central to the
Middle East politics but the Arab rulers neglected to establish any
institutions of peacemaking, conflict analysis and conflict resolution or to
offer clear strategy on Palestine. Over the sixty years of time span, Arab
authoritarian dictators have accumulated the problems without making any
conscious attempt to resolve any. The Western intelligence operatives helped
to shape the Arab accomplices a culture of interdependence devoid of
thinking and capacity to rational policy making and outlook in global
affairs. These divergent schemes of things have incapacitated the Arab elite
and public to think rationally and utilize time and opportunities for human
development and evolution of Arabian valued-based culture and sustainable
Islam is emerging a solid force of unity and purpose against the anarchy of neo-colonialism. Western policy makers are surprised at the organization and objectivity of the people’s freedom movement that lay out evidence of effectiveness and success against all the monsters of history to be found amongst the absolute rulers. Change is irreversible but the rulers are using brutal force to arrest the momentum of new freedom.
The author is gifted with expertise in global security, peace and
conflict resolution and first-hand knowledge and experience of the Arab
world and contributes new knowledge and hard evidence on corruption
operatives and critical analysis of the current events shaping the Arab
Middle East for anew and changed future, free of individualistic absolutism
and conducive to peaceful change and emerging new educated and intelligent
leaders in the Arab world. The end game, success is visible on the
people’s horizon but absolute rulers must exit without oil generated stolen
wealth but nobody knows how?
Would the authoritarianism disappear all together or remain active in some form or shape in the Arab societies?
Would there be any meeting place to redirect the focus of Western intransigence-political hegemony and the flexibility of the emerging new leadership to evolve a culture of improved relationships and work for sustainable future - free of animosity and warfare?
Would the people’ revolutionary movements be able to transform the
revolutionary zeal and aims unto workable political transformation, economic
transformation and deliver social justice, moral and intellectual products
and services to the masses having been incapacitated by the tyranny of
militarization, “fear” games and economic inequality imposed on the
traditional and Islamic valued culture of the Arab Middle East?
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