Two Minutes with Dr. Yahya: Bin Laden Still Alive
دقيقتان مع الدكتور يحيى: ابن لادن ما زال حيا
May 2011, was the end of a man, but for many people, never was an end to his legacy and ideas, such legacy includes: bringing lost dignity back to Arabs, Muslims and oppressed people all over the world. This article in the process of world peace through this writer theory of cultural normalization, or Crescentologism).
The mistakes of modernization theories and processes were using economic factors to modernize and develop people in poor or rich (supposedly independent) countries without giving more attention to the spiritual development in these countries. For social scientists, especially sociologists and anthropologists, people residing cities we call the public, unfortunately, are probably, becoming educated, employed and consuming power of foreign imports, but the spiritual-cultural factor was never removed from its roots which Ibn Khaldun calls: “Badawah,” and others like Tonnies calls: the village. Communities and cities are not only practicing basic values of the traditional past, but after the physical termination of bin Laden, these values are becoming more stronger than before.
The idea of identity in these countries, was left to journalistic and governmental agencies which in large part follows secular practices, despite their knowledge-or may be ignorance by choice-of people’s values which is never disconnected from their historical past, even though shows elasticity in some periods.
In the Muslim-including the Arabs (0.4B/1.7B) world, ideas are too many to regain lost dignity, but the supreme missing power was the public, which is the parameter of politics. This public still strong in keeping the tradition of the village in city communities.
Muslim Agencies-parties-movements-radical-militant, or under any other political or sectarian name, in Philippine, in Mali, in Egypt, in Libya, or even in Europe, or elsewhere, have in common the idea of sacrifice in their tradition. But they differ in size, volume, and technology of self destruction.
The UN Security Council share aggressiveness of world powers. Last Friday “the UN, approved a resolution that presses West African nations to speed up preparations for an international military intervention aimed at reconquering northern Mali.” As if the people of North Mali, are coming from outside –in Alexander the Great, or Napoleon fashion to “reconqueing” the area. This is a total ignorance from politicians representing their nations in the UN.
The UN did not call for respect of the people rebelled or discuss the roots of conflict in Mali, as in Asia –Moro agreement, but to escape its failure, it flips the coin, to give itself the innocent role of intervention. the UN text unanimously approved by the council also urges authorities in Bamako and representatives of “Malian rebel groups” controlling the North to “engage, as soon as possible, in a credible negotiation process.”
The UN is afraid that Integrity of Mali is important between the foes. The council members warned that the process should be undertaken with a view toward “a sustainable political solution, mindful of the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Mali.”
Well, unity and territorial are two faces of the coin, they do not concise with each other, and neither, works for the purpose of national integrity, while the root causes of the conflict never given validity in politicians’ discussions.
Islam is alive and well from Philippine’s South to Mali’s North. In Asia the efforts were more understanding of territorial integration, the North African conflict in the (French-Moroccan-Algerian-Mauritanian-Malian) desert the roots are ignored. Therefore, the UN in recent history, is becoming employed in the service of those who have physical and technological power, by ignoring the spiritual power of Justice. The rules of colonization used internally or externally work no more, I confidently, say that bin Laden died but his spirit still alive and well in many areas inside and outside the Muslim World.
It is the war for regaining dignity, no matter how politicians call it. Between some groups see that their death is more honourable than life with no dignity or at least, equal . In both cases, life and death are equal for them. This idea seems very strange in the western world, and the UN assemblies and resolutions, but in the Muslim world-including Arabs- still believe in Abdul Rahim Mahmoud, a Palestinian Arab poet, who says:
سأحمل روحي على راحتي ++ وأهوي بها في مهاوي الردى
فإما حياة تسر الصديق ++ وإما ممات يغيظ العدا
I will carry my soul in my hand, and will throw it were death channels are,
The choice is, Life with dignity makes friends happy, or death makes the enemy angry.
This idea of sacrificing one’s own life for a noble purpose, Shahid, (imagined or real), is real after real practice. This idea of sacrifice I urge the west and the UN, to understand it, in order to solve Muslim conflicts without arrogance and Alligator tears. Unfortunately, the west governments as well as the UN, still ignorant of understanding the weak power, which may destroy the strong powers, in any time, seen or versioned.
The official success of long oppressed people, city dwellers with cultural mentality of the village, as found in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and soon may be Syria, are parts of al-Qa’idah vision and engineering of bin Laden , and I think it is the beginning of regaining dignity for Muslims.
To succeed, these official movements (politically at least) have to support each other ideologically, and form a well constructed strategy to continue bin Laden legacy, for reviving against injustice in their lands.
In Egypt, some signs began to show on the surface, but the west-in general-I guess, does not play the winning cards in the turmoil of the Middle East, at least in the long run.
Friendship with these movements-under any name given by intelligence Agencies-official of unofficial, while killing their brothers (in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere) by Drone (no pilot) planes, and supporting their enemies, local rulers or border occupying enemies (Israel), friendship doesn’t work.
Finally, Hamas, Hizbu Allah, Mali and Moro freedom fighters are considered by public everywhere in the Muslim-including Arab) traditional world. While Hamas and Hizbu Allah still included on CIA terrorist list in Europe and the United States, the negative exchanged image reduces agreement chances to compromise. While persons like bin Laden (or Guevara in South America, or Martin Luther King in the USA) may die, their spirit remains guiding lights for movements looking for the same (imaginative or real) justice, liberation and equality. Religion, however, in all cases is not the only working factor in the process, but remains the strongest one in the Middle East. (1106 words) ( www.hasanyahya.com )
The writer is not a normal analyst, he’s a former professor of comparative sociology with two Ph.d degrees from Michigan State University, 1988, 1991. He’s the originator and sponsor of the Arab American Encyclopedia.
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