What is really going on in Iran?
Dear Mr. Rami,
Ali Shariati, he is a well known islamic philosopher to those of us who keep an open eye, mind and certainly heart to "our" own. He is being sought after and revived among the Iranian 'reformists'. I feel apprehended by them (the reformists that is), only for the mere fact that the US government has been trying hard lately since they took over power in Iran to sort of "wink" at them, and some of them are "winking" back! One is not well informed of course on what is really going on in Iran, and certainly the jewish media does not help, if anything it adds to the confusion.
As to the political situation in Iran today, the risk is that also we, ourselves, are going to see it through the Jewish, Western media.
is the leader who is the garantee against all deviation from
Khomeini's and the Islamic revolution's path. Those who are called
"Conservatives" in the jewish media in the west, are composed by more
than twenty different organizations, from Radicals to Moderates. The
so called "Reformists" are composed by more than 19 different
organizations, from Moderates to Radicals. But all these
organizations (Conservatives and Reformists) have the Islamic
revolution's and Khomeini's ideology as the common political base.
The only difference is in certain details about how the development
should be directed and by whom. The weak forces against the
revolution in Iran have voted in the election for the "Reformists"
hoping that there will be internal fights between the Islamists.
Israel and the USA have the same dreams that the revolution is going
to eat its own children. But do not worry the leaders for the Islamic
revolution in Iran ( both "Conservatives" and "Reformists") are
clever and aware of conspirations threatening them all.
There is one thing one can be sure of in Iran, that is its strong, firm and un-compromising spiritual leader Khamenei. He is, so far, and from the very little that one gathers has the most consistent and watchful insights towards the US actions, and is the most ardent opponent to its policies, plots and plans.
As for Egypt, Egyptians, Nasser, "El-Naksa", the newspaper "El-Shaab"... First I appreciate your thoughts about Egypt and without sounding arrogant or pompous or nationalistic, I do share the exact same views you expressed, and I think that the Nasserites, and perhaps Nasser himself in his grave (God bless his soul), would be proud to have people like yourself as a "product" of his era, and claim him as their inspiration.
But here is a further thought that I have,and I do not know how it would resonate with you, I think that Egyptians and Moroccans have so much in common, in fact, I think they are somehow the closest 2 "people" among all the Arabs. They have mixed and mingled all through the ages in so many different ways, and at so many different levels. After all, we have been ruled by the Fatimids for almost 250 years (from 909 to 1171). It was one of the golden ages of Egypt, for it was at the time of Al-Mu'izz, Al-'aziz, and Al-mustansir that Egypt was a leading country of Islam. It was the Ftimids who built Cairo, this 'new' city called "Al-Qahira"! And had it as their capital in 973, and let us not forget that they built "Al-Azhar"...You might think this is all history, true, but it is through history that people's attitudes and cultures are shaped up and get crytalized. In short these 2 people have so influenced and enriched each other.
But today I notice a considerable difference. In Morocco the cultural and linguistic colonialism is much more spread out and engrained than it is in Egypt.
As for "El-Shaab", I just read in the CNN, that 4 journalists were convicted for "libel". 3 of them given prison sentences, and one was just fined, they did not mention that one, but I think it is Adel Hussain. This is a sad day indeed, for journalists, for "El-Shaab", for "Hizb El-'amal", for Egyptians, and ultimately for all Arabs and Muslims.
Here is a site about Al-Andalus, it is amazing the wonderful achievments that our ancestors had done when they were there (and in a position of power), and what horrible things were done to them in the process of forcing them out of it, what can one say?, aaah... ya Andalus.
The Islamic world's fate will be decided by the political
development in Egypt. And I think that the "AL-NAKSA" and Nasser's
death have affected the whole Islamic world in a very negative way.
And I am convinced that every success of the Islamic revolution in
Egypt will have a positive and decisive influence on the political
development in the Islamic world.