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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.




June 2023

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