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Joblessness? Cut the rate in half in a blink! (Apr. 13, 2010)

            For 13 centuries, the political leaders in the Islamic/Arab World had recourse to two weapons in time of social unrests and natural calamities.  First, they banned wine consumption and second, they summoned women to keep residences.  The first order was to rob the masses from an emboldening substance that drive them to a sober afraid attitude; the second order was to reduce by half any agglomeration of people in the streets.

            After the second invasion of Iraq in 2003, and then the latest financial crash, unemployment is devastating the Arab States. In the last 25 years, Arab population increased by 100 millions to over 300 millions; over 90 millions women who unfurled their wings are seeking work.  Fact is over 60% of university students in Arabic universities are women and they are demanding fair jobs.  In the last three decades, the only alternative for women to getting out of their confinement was to attend schools and continue their education; mainly in medical fields (50%) and teaching in universities (40%).

            Enforcing wearing the veil (hijab) or the burka is a political decision and it means: Any Moslem State can reduce by half unemployment by sending women back to their kitchens and house keeping chores. Modernity is fundamentally the emergence of women as full citizens with equal rights to individual voting right and work.  Fact is women wearing the veil have much higher opportunities to finding jobs than the ones acting as if they demonstrated for change at schools.  While men have political parties and the State power to back their demands, women organizations have no such supports.

            Modernity has created two new classes in the Arab World: the first class is represented by the educated male rural population who had never a chance to participate in the social and political development; and the second class is represented by urban educated women who are viewed by the first class as serious competitors and potent challenge in the job market.  The quicker women are sent packing to their homes the better the opportunity for the educated male rural class finding scarce jobs.

            The initial successes of the Western alliances in the first invasion of Iraq in 1991 strengthened the most obscurantist Saudi monarchy in disseminating their brand of Islamic laws or justice named the Hanbali Shari3a.  Since then, the Wahhabit “sunni” sect of Saudi Arabia has been pouring billions of dollars erecting new mosques everywhere and hiring thousands of imams to preaching their brand of restrictive justice and alienating the women kind.  The main target of the Saudi monarchy was publishing ridiculous fancy books sold at cheap price to train the hired imams on the Wahhabit Shari3a justice system concerning women.  Since then, terrorist tendencies and extreme oppression of women have been the rule: women were to be relegated to the slave statue!

            Imams are taught how to give advices to husbands and brothers on what their “women” should wear, how to paint their eyelids and lips, what kinds of shoes to wear, how to epilate, and so many irrelevant recommendations.  Islamic integrism is financed and disseminated mainly by Saudi monarchy on a global scale and it cannot be contained since financing is available abundantly.  The web of terrorism is the US Federal institutions that are supporting its two main terrorist State allies: Saudi Arabia and Israel.  It is the US benefiting from terrorist activities in foreign lands because they are extending “valid” reasons to establishing new military bases and meddling directly in social and economic policies.  Saudi Arabia has been salvaging the US military companies by purchasing unused military hardware by the billions of dollars so that the US can hire more engineers and scientists doing research in space and communication technologies.

            The Arab/Moslem women have unfurled their wings and Wahhabit obscurantism cannot stop modernization and equal civil rights to all citizens regardless of gender or religious affiliations.  The Western States have to react positively to Arab women movement and support their demands before the West lose every credibility to its brand of humanistic civilization and types of democracies.

“Man was created weak” (Apr. 2, 2010)

In verse 23 on “Women” the Koran said: “Man was created weak (da3eef).”  The imams had no problem identifying the main characteristic of this weakness in men: men have untamable sexual desires (shahwat) and men frequently succumb to carnal desires (among other desires like voracious eating and drinking binge?)

The best remedy was not to educate mankind to take on his individual responsibilities but to minimize temptations; thus, women had to be the sacrificial victims and be made scarce in public; if need be to go out for tending to daily affairs then, women had to get veiled (preferably completely wrapped up in loose garments that hide rotund parts of the body)

An unveiled woman (mutabarrijate) is a “fragile prey” in the mind of the patriarchal societies and thus, women lack defensive “frontiers” and barriers (hosn).  The best defense for women is seclusion at home and be provided for by a husband, a father, or a brother! The big threat nowadays for Islamic/Arab States is that there are no frontiers anymore, physically and visually.

High-tech enemies dominate the sky by airplanes and by satellites that diffuse all kinds of “inadmissible” sexually potent ads and movies.  The frontiers (hudud) that Islam wrapped itself in to protect against foreign influences are down.

For example, the second Abbassid Caliph Al Mansur, who built Baghdad in concentric shapes called the city “Madinat as-Salam” (City of peace); to that effect, any quarters that necessarily required mixing of genders and with foreigners (such as commercial souks) were ordered outside city-limit.

Another example that might be a reason for that kind of thinking is that in the fifth year after the Prophet fled to Medina (the first Islam City-State) from Mecca, Mohammad had to adopt a defensive tactic suggested by a Moslem Persian convert (Salman) to dig a ditch around the city (20 yards deep by 20 large) to prevent Quraich tribe cavalry entering and invading the city. The Quraich alliances of tribes encircled Medina for a month and the Moslems endured badly this period.  The city experienced civil unrest and great doubt about the new message and the Prophet’s ability to conduct political and military undertaking.  Muhammad had lost the previous year the battle of Uhud and no raids were launched for three years to bring in loot and prosperity.  During the siege, women were ordered to stay at home. Muhammad had to sit by the ditch facing the enemies to encourage volunteers to resume digging what was a first among tribal warfare.

It is no surprise that Moslems, after the Prophet’s death, picked up on the idea of erecting barriers; women were the first victims to be heaped upon all kinds of barriers and space division. During the first invasion of Iraq by Bush Sn (the father) in 1991, it was women who took to the streets shouting, demonstrating, and sitting in front of foreign Embassies of States that participating in the invading alliance.  Women knew what to do while men needed plenty of time to discuss and reason out the pitfalls of getting on the move.

In this first invasion, Baghdad was defenseless from the sky and frontiers were destroyed; women tore down the psychological barriers and defied men were totally impotent to applying defensive measures, especially against collateral damages of “smart bombs” killing innocent civilians. In the war of 2003, one critical factor changed: it was the Western enemies who were scared because the Arabs had means for instant capturing of images and war reporting.

Note:  Man was created weak but woman is endowed to becoming weaker as she learns to enjoying sexual pleasures; thus, harem were built and more space divisions erected to keep women isolated. Mankind has generally preferred to appreciate “raw potentials” in capabilities, physically and mentally, at the expense of slow continuous development of potentials.  We may account for that tendency on the assumption that our psyche is aware of life duration and days are counted: we are in a hurry to judge and apply what is at hand.

By the age of fifty, we realize that we were fooled: we actually had plenty of time to develop our potentials but we were caught up in the survival process; now nobody is willing to hire us because we failed to develop new capabilities and skills.  We react in frustration and anger for our current “impotence”.


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