With some of the Arab and Muslim regimes trying to secure their
survival by appeasing the arrogant , The Palestinians continue
their heroic struggle
the fall at the top will create new realities at the base level paving
the way for new stages in which the Arab and Muslim peoples will be in
charge of their own affairs and build their political and military
strength relying on their own resources. But it needs a big cry in
schools, universities and streets… Yet when success takes told in
one position, it will extend to the others.
Asked in his weekly seminar the following question:
the eve of the New Year, the state of the Arab
and Muslim nation looks dimmer than ever, especially with the
recent developments in Iraq and the rush of Arab parties to
surrender any source of strength they have to Washington, while
others hasten to mediate in an effort to accommodate its demands
in the Palestinian front.
How can we
read this scene in a stage the least it can be described with is
that is critical and decisive?
The Religious Authority
Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah said:
problem that weakened the Arab and Islamic world might well be
that the rulers have been concerned with their own welfare, and
were concerned mainly with adopting their political and security
decisions to the American policies in the region. They neglected
their peoples, thinking only of gaining the trust of the American
administrations, and did not think about the trust of their own
peoples. For they considered that their only guarantee to remain
in power lies in mimicking the American polices in the region,
even if that serves the Israeli interests.
have turned the Arab world into a big prison, using emergency laws
that they claimed to install so that they could fight Israel…
But they made peace with Israel, whether directly or indirectly,
while those laws are still in place…. It is then clear that
right from the beginning they only wanted to subject their people
with an iron first.
Arab world has always been governed by security agencies and not
mentality has produced a helpless and horrifying Arab state, with
some running away from the confrontation, while others trying to
act in accordance with the American agenda, and thus destabilizing
and confusing the whole region.
disgraceful fall of the Iraqi tyrant should have lead into an
awaking of the conscience of these rulers, or at least into a
political understanding of the situation that will make them
improve their relations with their peoples, since the Iraqi
experiment has shown that the only protection for any ruler cannot
come from the outside, even if the ruler had worked for decades
for the Americans, who would leave him to his ill-fate as soon as
there is no longer any need for them.
What we are
witnessing now is the fall the Arab reality under the impact of
the so-called war on terrorism. But this fall is just at the top
and not at the base. For the Arab and Muslim masses did not fall;
they are still thriving. The best proof is the Palestinians who
have been able to remain steadfast and create problems for the
enemy despite all the conspiracies, and even the fear of certain
Arab parties from being caught helping the Palestinian poor
children even from a humanistic point of view.
As we admit
that the Arab and Muslim reality is quite dim, yet we remain
optimistic. For the fall at the top will create new realities at
the base level paving the way for new stages in which the Arab and
Muslim peoples will be in charge of their own affairs and build
their political and military strength relying on their own
resources. But it needs a big cry in schools, universities and
streets… Yet when success takes told in one position, it will
extend to the others.