18 April 2007

Des vertes et des pas mûres

I am not sure where to start. I am out of words; nothing would be enough to describe my confusion and how sad I am.
Most of my compatriots seem to think that, the attacks that befell on Algeria and Morocco are due to poverty, repression and lack of education. I am not sure what to think, to be honest.
Like Jihane said, if it were poverty then we would have had people blowing themselves a long time ago. And if it is due to the lack of education or oppression, then—I agree with Larbi, the whole African continent would be doing the same thing.

I guess what I am trying to say here, is that once again we are trying to find someone/something to blame. Our societies are manipulated, not really important to know who is behind this carnage. But it is primordial to do something about it.

Moroccans, Algerians, Tunisians and god knows who else…the fingers are pointed at you now. No, no way out. We have to act, speak up. Do something please! We are tolerant/open societies and ought to change the course of things. I hate for my country to be on the axe of evil list.

It does not matter if you think that their acts are somehow justified –although, it shocks me that some people do think this way—what is important now, is to unite behind a unified front against this plague. Speak to condemn but please keep your mouth shot if you feel that you are going to say something that could be used as justification or excuse these acts.

Condemnation is what is of order now. No explanations or analysis is needed.

Criez l'horreur, ne restez pas indifférents. Il est temps de réclamer nos pays et surtout notre religion.


Chocolatmilksheikha said...

Good post Momma. Condemnation is indeed in order. The disease and conflict in much of the Muslim world should not be dumped into Africa. Just as Muslims here in the states have our own issues and should not take on pathologies of other countries. Northern Africa has it's own issues (many) that it needs to handle, inclusive of helping out neighboring African countries, as opposed to usurping the pain of others right now. It's sad.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Fantastic post. You are 100% right!

soumiaz said...

@ Maryam . Thank you! I hope people will carry the message out