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As if Racism awakened with the influx of Syrian refugees

In the last 3 years, Syrians have been fleeing to Lebanon and currently constitute over 25% of the population.
The slowness of aids arriving from international community and this unstable political system in Lebanon aggravated the conditions of both the Syrian refugees and the Lebanese citizens, where they live close to the regions of  refugees concentrations such as the town of Ersal, Akkar district, city of Tripoli, the Bekaa Valley and the Arkoub in the south.
The Campaign in Support of Syrians facing Racism (Arabic: الحملة الداعمة للسوريين بوجه العنصريّة) was launched on March 21, 2014.
This campaign coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, “in rejection of all violence towards Syrians [in Lebanon], racist political rhetoric and the associated media hype.”

Lebanese Launch Campaign in Support of Syrians Facing Racism

 This campaign aims to tackle what is perceived as growing discrimination against Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.

Lebanese politicians are being accused by activists of using rising tensions between Syrians refugees and Lebanese inhabitants of some areas of Lebanon for politically-motivated purposes.

After the “I am not a Martyr” campaign in honor of Mohammad Chaar and the “I am not naked” campaign first in support of Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun and then against Domestic Violence, the anti-racism campaign is using the same (and now-familiar) method of online protest featuring average citizens posting selfies and carrying a message.

Speaking to leading French language Lebanese newspaper “L’Orient-le Jour”, one of the activists participating in the campaign said:

Politicians can’t even resolve basic problems such supplying gas and electricity, facilitating affordable public transportation, stopping violence in Tripoli and Hermel, passing laws related to domestic violence, lowering the expensive telecommunication… These problems existed before the arrival of Syrian refugees and our politicians did not solve them. They never want to solve anything, they never did.

Here are a few examples of those participating:

“If you accept us, you are welcomed in Lebanon”

"And our house is your house if you're willing to accept us parents to parents, brothers to brothers

Once, a Syrian made us proud

I once met a Syrian who made us both proud

Above: The Humanist. Below: The Racist

He didn't escape death [in his country] to die of humiliation [in your country]

He fled from sure death, and Not to die from indignity

Not every Syrian is a criminal and not every Lebanese is innocent

The Syrian refugee is like us: he can't live. Direct your anger towards the corrupt ruling class.

Re-direct your anger at the ruling class, this bloated and corrupt class

I'm a human before being a Syrian.

I am a person before being a Syrian. (A reminder of the saying of the French essayist Montaigne)

Say no to racism. Lebanon is a small country, but with a big heart.

90% of our houses are built by Syrians. Stay a racist and leave your house.

90% of our homes were built by Syrian workers. Be consistent with your racist attitude and leave your house.

Some even went further to criticize colonial legacy.

Whoever divided these grounds for 'immigrants' to cross borders to another country... I won't say 'welcome' because this is not just my country.

And they even hanged a sign over a highway:

Dear Syrian, welcome! welcome to Lebanon

There are many religious minorities disguised as ethnic minorities and there are genuine isolated ethnic minorities or singularities in existence that developed a written language and thus, created their own Gods to fight off enemies gods. Isolated ethnic minorities invariably end up developing the notion of special breed of people.  For example, Israel forced the media to agreeing that it is a particular State of a special breed of society constantly having to worry about its survival among hateful Arabic States.  There have been many such cases as Israel in history (for example, Palestine is one of these cases in the 13th century BC), but Israel is the modern kind.

With respect to the Palestinian cause there are four categories of ideological concepts that describe their support or antagonism to the State of Israel.

First, the right-wings Zionists who use religion as a leverage to hide behind radical and extremist racial and isolationist mentality.  They are very favorable to a Zionist Israel simply because the Jews have finally got a land to go to and thus, don’t need to stay in their societies.  Israel is supported because its apartheid system coincides with their ideological . Consequently, Israel will not constitute a hotbed of left leaning attitudes badgering International Capitalism and Imperialist domination.

Second, the left leaning Zionists who loves to go back and reminisce on early Zionist agricultural collectivities or communes and fake not to be updated on the changes in value system of the current Israeli political and social policies and racial activities.  I think De Gaulle was one of these mentalities with the exception that he foresaw the consequences in the policies of Israel after its preemptive war in 1967 and conquering more lands that it could chew on.  De Gaulle said (after starting by regurgitating the sickening and erroneous laudatory pronouncement of the greatness of the Ancient Testament stories on Jews): “There are people who feared that the dispersed Jews, confident of being the elite and chosen people and dominator (to top it), once reassembled in a recognized State then, will change in ardent ambitions of conquerors…”  Before 1968, Israel airforce was mainly of French Mirages and De Gaulle banned exporting Mirages to Israel.  Consequently, Israel turned to the USA for imperial support.

Third, you have the right-wing anti-Semites who abhor ethnic minorities in their mist and jubilate when Israel confirm their hypothesis that “Semitic people” are the worst in establishing constitutional fair, egalitarian, and democratic systems of governance.  To this category, Israel demonstrated that it quickly reverted to classifying its citizens in privilege classes and second and third classes and then, subdividing the classes into caste subgroups.  Israel that was heavily and continuously supported financially, politically, and economically by the Western powers for over 65 years ended up emulating the “Arab and Ottoman” political structure of blatant apartheid ideology.

Fourth, you have the left leaning romantic anti-Semites that would like to believe that “The Jew was invented by the anti-Semites” (Sartre) or that “Black was the invention of White people” (Frantz Fanon).  They do have a white/Black comprehension of the evolution of history where the dominant powers leisurely invent ethnicities, religious sects, minorities, and counter-ideologies in order to creating material enemies for arming against and releasing the pressures off their poorer ignorant classes.  The dominant elite classes then release the masses against fabricated enemies to the nation, its security, and well-being.

If Zionism is a material ideology that exerted and executed many of its fundamental principles and thus, can be condemned according to its tangible results and behavioral activities, it does go smoothly with this mythical concept of semitic origin.  When the Zionist lobbies in Western States constantly hammer out the “anti-Semitic” counter-offensive every time Israel is condemned by the international communities then, Zionism loses its pragmatic ideology or any moral value system it based on and is transfered to a mythical position. If Zionism wants the international community to believe that Israel is a singularity of existence then, it should not hope that we believe that it is formed of a superior specie.  Israel has demonstrated to be the ugliest and horror joke that Western powers, including Russia, performed on the world communities.




March 2023

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