On these days, twelve years ago, the Arab world was teeming with giant protests and demonstrations calling for political change. Many Arab capitals were living in fear of change, which was long overdue in a world that could not rise from its slumber after decades of the fall of the Islamic caliphate and colonial domination of its lands and peoples. The situation was so tense that the self-sacrifice of a single Tunisian youth was enough to ignite the flames of revolutions that spread from Tunisia to Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain. Those revolutions were a surprise to the worn-out regimes that refused, and still refuse, to develop their political systems to give people a measure of freedom and a role in governance and administration. On that day, those regimes were surprised by the amount of popular anger stored in the hearts of many, just as they were surprised by the Western powers that hesitated a lot about their positions before they decided on them in favor of preserving the status quo and supporting the regimes. Here, the “counter-revolutionary forces” coalition emerged, which included Saudi Arabia, the UAE, the government of Bahrain and the Israeli entity, and was supported by America and Britain. This ill-fated alliance regained its balance and took dangerous decisions, the devastating effects of which continue on the region to this day, and among those effects are the following:
First: Preserving the Arab political system without any change, and preventing its fall, whatever the cost. For three-quarters of a century, this system has been an important factor for the continuation of dependence and exploitation and for preventing the emergence of an ideological project that competes with the Western colonial project.
Second: In the extreme cases in which the political system almost fell, those forces rushed to get rid of the person of the president while preserving the entire political body with its repressive formations and policies, so Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was removed from the presidency of Tunisia, Hosni Mubarak from the presidency of Egypt and Ali Abdullah Saleh from the presidency of Yemen. .
Third: Strengthening the security services, supporting them with the latest technologies, and unleashing their hands to deal with opponents in the most brutal ways. As a result, the ruling state invaded more ferociously than before.
Fourth: Pushing “Israel” to take an advanced position in regional politics that it had not dreamed of in the past. Thus, there became a security partnership between the Arab tyrannical regimes and the occupying entity, based on mutual support for the existence of each of them. The crisis-ridden Arab governments were drawn to the project of normalization, recognition of the occupation, and abandonment of the Palestinian cause. In return, the occupying entity has a broad role in the regional security system aimed at preventing change in an absolute manner.
Fifth: In return for maintaining the status quo, oil money was used on a large scale to strike all Liberal tendencies, and governments that did not previously have a national role were promoted to become sponsors of a new Middle Eastern project in which “Israel” occupies the forefront.
Sixth: The new political project that resulted from this manipulation of political balances is based on a political ideology that is hostile to any liberal or Islamic tendencies, and the hands of the new security system were unleashed to confront with unprecedented ferocity the positions of Islamic forces, whether movements, associations, places of worship, or youth gatherings aspiring for change. .
Seventh: All of this was accompanied by the use of a large-scale soft war to confront the religious phenomenon and spread moral corruption and the culture of distancing and withdrawing from public affairs, especially among the youth on whose shoulders the Arab Spring revolutions were based. This is a prelude to accepting the new Middle East project, with an alliance of tyranny and occupation, from which the peoples of the region are absent.
Eighth: The wager today is based on the success of the project of alienating the peoples and forcing them to surrender to the difficult reality and accepting coexistence with tyranny and abandoning the identity that requires principle and deepening the sense of responsibility.
Perhaps these matters were not clear in the minds of the nation’s young men and women who responded to the call of the revolution and proved to the tyrannical regimes and their supporters that the nation does not die, that injustice does not last, and that change is just around the corner. However, it is certain that the response to the call, which was launched from the Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, resulted in martyrdom The young Mohamed Bouazizi was an expression of the state of tension experienced by peoples and their unbridled desire for freedom.
The question here is: Why were the peoples unable to achieve what they aspired to at the time? Does she still have the desire to revolt against the situation imposed on her by force? What about the entry of the Israeli entity on the line? What is the extent of the impact of the Israeli role on the Arab popular aspirations for freedom? What is certain is that the occupiers of the land of Palestine have linked their existence to the tyrannical regimes in the region, and that replacing them with free regimes emanating from the peoples and capable of making their decisions through open political practice will further complicate the situation. In Kuwait, which enjoys a degree of democracy, there is an almost absolute rejection of any normalization with the Israeli enemy, and the government of that country cannot overcome this rejection. While the governments of the Emirates and Bahrain rushed to normalization and abused their people in a disgusting way, and they seek to impose normalization with the power they have. The al-Khalifa gang in Bahrain brought in Israeli medical teams only within the policy of imposing normalization on citizens and breaking the psychological and political barriers between ordinary citizens who support Palestine and its people with the occupation.
Therefore, it became required of those who remained among the educated elites in our Arab world to play an active role in the field of trolling the crime of normalization, and considering it a criterion for any Arab political system, according to which the type of relationship with it is decided. This means rejecting dialogue with any regime that practices normalization, and considering that regime as a traitor, criminal, and outside the nation’s consensus. It is only natural that the reaction of the regimes and their Western supporters would be fierce, but there is no alternative to adhering to the Palestinian cause as the pivotal issue for Arabs, Muslims and freedom seekers in the world. According to the agreement of interest between the regimes and the coalition of the forces of the counter-revolution that was referred to above, the educated elites must reconsider their stance towards those regimes. It is known that its decision is no longer in its hands, but has become one of the prerogatives of the occupying entity, which has become its partner in crime against peoples. No one is required to raise the issue of Palestine as an empty slogan, but rather as a pivotal issue that the nation is supposed to bear and continue its efforts to liberate from occupation. Therefore, liberation from tyrannical regimes has become one of the requirements for the liberation of Palestine, because the normalizing agents have betrayed the land of the Miraj, and thus betrayed God, His Messenger, and the nation. Is there any good to be expected from those who committed high treason?
In memory of the atmosphere of the Arab Spring, the feelings of the new generation are still attached to those weeks that were felt During which the nation is proud and dignified, as it sees the hordes of protesters filling the streets of Tunis, Cairo, Trabis, Damascus, Sanaa and Manama. They are beautiful memories that can be turned into reality, similar to what happened. The battle between right and wrong, between freedom and tyranny, and between humanity and its enemies is not limited to time or place. This battle is being renewed in the streets of Bahrain so far, and you can see its echoes reverberating in the cells inhabited by the pioneers of the Arab revolution, which was overrun by the forces of tyranny, injustice and occupation. It is the battle of freedom and dignity that the Bahrainis fought with the rest Arab peoples, and their prayers and tours continue non-stop, and their victims are still behind bars, especially in Bahrain. The names of great historical figures such as Hassan Mushaima, Abdul Wahhab Hussein, Sheikh Ali Salman, Dr. Abdul Jalil al-Singace, Sheikh Abdul Jalil al-Miqdad, Sheikh Muhammad Habib al-Miqdad, Abdul Hadi al-Khawaja, and others have been associated with revolution, change, and dignity, and they will remain so until victory is achieved and tyranny, tyranny, and collusion are overthrown.
Oh God, have mercy on our righteous martyrs, and make for them a foothold of truth with You, and release the chains of our captives, O Lord of the worlds
Bahrain Islamic Freedom Movement
February 3, 2023