The G8 held their last summit in Scotland , with the aim of helping the poor countries but it was met with massive demonstrations against globalization that spread in various parts of the world
let us set out radical solutions to defeat the arrogant, economic and political policies. And let us create a favorable atmosphere for a real reform process…
If poverty is allowed to aggravate as a result of the policies of hegemony, plunder and oppression, terrorism will surely thrive.
Asked in his weekly seminar the following question : How does Islam view the big gap between the rich and the poor in today's world? And how can we narrow this gap?
The Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah, said:
God's wisdom saw to
it that to establish a balance in human life, people were
created with different potentials, positions and tasks. And this
made human life a movement of exchange of interests,
capabilities and needs.
Such a disproportion
constitutes a natural law that makes everybody in need of others,
and subjected by them.
Thus the need for
subjecting others is relative and not absolute. But this relative
disparity is no longer a natural phenomenon: it has been turned by
the tyrants and international arrogance into a means of exploitation
of the wealth and resources of the poor and the deprived, making the
rich richer and the poor poorer to the extent that the rich
countries have been confined to the eight countries known as the G8.
Faced with this reality
we would like to point out to the following:
If the differences that
exist between human societies are necessary for the growth of
civilizations on earth, it has turned, as a result of international
plotting to a huge problem, since the values that the heavenly
messages came up with are no longer adopted and the guidelines and
programs that restrict tyranny and arrogance are no longer taken
Thus the arrogant
powers were able to establish their hegemony over the political
economic and social life in the entire world creating the objective
conditions that would enable them to continue their exploitation.
This is what we notice
in the practices of the world Bank that is controlled by the
superpowers, especially the US, and that has turned into an
instrument that enables the rich countries to pressurize the poor
ones and sustain their dependence.
Secondly: Then there is
the crime the states of international arrogance have conspired to
maintain: the monopoly practiced by the multinational giant
companies that, along with the phenomenon of economic globalization,
have contributed, is crushing entire nations, destroying their
resources and making them lack behind in comparison with the other
nations. Moreover, this state of affairs has created an environment
that is suitable for the growth of violence and terrorism which we
believe that it tends to grow where the policies of economic and
political hegemony, the arrogant especially the Americans, are
imposing on the world, are dominant.
Thirdly: In the G8
summit, the American President linked any aid to the poor countries
to fighting corruption and adopting democracy.
It is as if he is
saying that they have to pay the price twice, since we all know that
dictatorships were supported by the US itself for several decades,
and they are the ones that organized corruption and systematic
In the West, they are
saying that terrorism is the son of poverty, but they fall short of
admitting that they are responsible for this poverty.
But we believe that in
addition to poverty, the real father of terrorism is the arrogance
that laid the foundations of its wealth on the impoverishment and
hunger of mankind.
In this respect, the
ongoing impoverishment of the Palestinian people is meant to add an
economic tragedy to the political one, and this will have an impact
on the entire region and not the Palestinians only.
We in Lebanon, and the
Arab and Muslim worlds, are faced with a huge debt problem that
produces successive crisis which in turn produce political end
To overcome all these
huge problems, let us set out radical solutions to defeat the
imperialistic, economic and political polices. And let us create a
favorable atmosphere for a real reform process…
If poverty is allowed
to aggravate as a result of the policies of hegemony, plunder and
oppression, terrorism will surely thrive.