Monday, October 17, 2005
Before someone else does it
Many Arabs were upset when Saddam Hussain was arrested, because it was a foreign force who did it. For more than two decades he oppressed his people and Iraqis were crying out for help but we didn't move, and I don't believe we have the right to complain at this point because we didn't help them when they needed it. Although it was all done for oil, but Americans did what Arabs should have done long time ago.
Many got upset when Rania al-Baz appeared on Oprah with her images as a tortured Saudi woman. Although she explained that this had nothing to do with Islam or its teachings but that part did not appear on TV. It was very clear how humiliating the situation of many women in Saudi Arabia was, but we didn't move. Maybe Americans will do, some out of compassion and others to use it as a way of targeting Islam, but they will do it.
We get upset when we hear international news channels covering stories of honor crimes in Jordan, and I get upset because it's a phenomenon spread most countries in the Middle East. However, I don't see any measures taken to prevent it, especially from the group of losers called the Jordanian Parliament-with great respect to some of its members- who voted against changing the law which sympathizes with whoever kills his sister.
Bottom Line: It's better be us who change it because if we didn't, one day others will.
(Pictures Above: Jordanian schoolgirls protesting against honor crimes // Rania Arafat a victim of an honor crime- she was killed after she fled her home because her parents forced her to marry her cousin// Rana Hussaini- "the fighter" against honor crimes in Jordan// Saddam Hussain , not really related to hussaini :D// Rania al-Baz, before and after )