Posts Tagged ‘land’

Human rights & peace in the middle east – Arabism & Islam discrimination on the “other”

October 28, 2008

Human rights & peace in the middle east – Arabism & Islam discrimination on the “other”

[Analysis] Peace will prevail when economic, social and cultural rights are granted to all …

The Middle East… conflicts…

For example:

* the Israel and [so called] “Occupied Territories” (Palestine) issue

* the conflict between Hamas and the Fatah; the Iraq conflict

* the conflict in Afghanistan

* conflicts within Saudi Arabia

* the security concerns, especially the nuclear threat, that Ahmadinajad’s Iran poses

* the Kurdish situation with serious discrimination from Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq with very limited support from any powers

* the Lebanon conflict

* the rise of Islamic militancy in Egypt and Algeria

* the suppression of any opposition in Saudi Arabia and most of Middle East countries

*
the spread of fundamentalist Islam — Wahabbi style — and the attempt
to suppress any modern civil secular democratic voices in the Middle
East region

* and not to forget the problems in Sudan where civilians are being massacred in Darfur by the government and the military.

[…]
Islam is at the center of all social order and of the moral and
intellectual values of Middle Eastern Muslims. In fact, it is the
official religion in most Arab and Islamic countries. Considering
Arabism and Islam as synonyms embodies discrimination against various
ethnic and religious groups in the Middle East
. […]

Conclusion

Most
regimes in Middle East are authoritarian, if not dictatorships, ruling
for decades by fear or reward. The elites who rule in Middle East
countries used religious faith with ideology of nationalism for
blinding people and controlling them … conflicts in the Middle East
all look different, but the real cause root is related to human rights
abuses.
http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?article_class=&no=383905&rel_no=1

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Blood, soil, Baathism’s fascism, Michel Aflaq composed a Koranic super narrative of Arabism, soil and Islam

October 18, 2008

Blood, soil [Michel Aflaq composed a Koranic super narrative of Arabism, soil
and Islam]
jpost Sep, 24 2008 24 Sep 2008
Faith, blood, people and
soil… Such themes also come together in that most hideous of Middle Eastern
fascist movements, Ba’athism. Ba’athism’s founding thinkers, the Syrians Sati
al-Husri and Michel Aflaq, composed a Koranic super narrative of Arabism, soil
and Islam. They wrote of an Islam as the great cultural and intellectual
achievement of the Arab people, and it in turn formed a symbiotic relationship
with Arabism, such that they flowed from one another, locked in an eternal
embrace.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1222017382909&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

(As to the issue of Israel’s land to Arabs, it is important to note that non-Arabs – AKA Jews, don’t have any “rights” in the land occupied by “Palestinians”… it is virtually 100% ethnic cleansed, while Arabs make up 20% of Israel’s population).

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