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New Arab World: The Genie is Out of the Bottle “جديد العالم العربي : لقد خرج الجني من القمقم”

“جديد العالم العربي : لقد خرج الجني من القمقم”
How will the new Arab world look?
“الصحوة العربية ليست مسألة أشهر أو بضع سنوات. وقد يكون الأمر كذلك صراعا لفترات طويلة ، مع العديد من الاخفاقات والهزائم ، ولكن المارد لن يعودوا الى القمقم. وستبقى صور من أيام في ميدان التحرير 18 حيا في قلوب جيل كامل من جديد على Marakksh إلى الموصل ، وأية دكتاتورية الجديدة التي تبرز هنا أو هناك لن تكون قادرة على محو لهم.”
This is a story right out of ‘1001 Nights’. The genie escaped from the bottle, and no power on earth can put it back.
When it happened in Tunisia, it could have been said: OK, an Arab country, but a minor one. It was always a bit more progressive than the others. Just an isolated incident.
And then it happened in Egypt. A pivotal country. The heart of the Arab world. The spiritual center of Sunni Islam. But it could have been said: Egypt is a special case. The land of the Pharaohs. Thousands of years of history before the Arabs even got there.
But now it has spread all over the Arab world. To Algeria, Bahrain, Yemen. Jordan, Libya, even Morocco. And to non-Arab, non-Sunni Iran, too.
The genie of revolution, of renewal, of rejuvenation, is now haunting all the regimes in the Region. The inhabitants of the “Villa in the Jungle” are liable to wake up one morning and discover that the jungle is gone, that we are surrounded by a new landscape.
When our Zionist fathers decided to set up a safe haven in Palestine, they had the choice between two options: Read full story >>> http://peace-forum.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-arab-world-genie-is-out-of-bottle.html

 

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