Surely I do not doubt the military success in the fighting which persists in these nations. However, I am very unconfident with the ability of being able to pull off a democracy easily just as if it were blue prints to a building. Democracy in these nations will surely be different then that of the democracies of America, and European nations. May a miracle man with an open mind, big heart and convincing words run the nations of the Arabian world and that of which borders and furthermore the eastern world. If you did not pick up on the slight sarcasm in the previous statement then you are hoping for the unlikely. People in these nations are very much different and did not grow up with a democratic mind set at hand, learning democracy will take time, and making it suitable for that of the east will require great imagination. I pray for those nations in fighting to succeed with the good as the victor, and I pray for the corrupt governments to be relieved with good as its replacement and I wish for my people to learn from the mistakes that their fathers made. The mistake of not waking up and doing some thinking and standing up. It is not to disrespect those who fought and protested and talked of course, however these governments came about because nobody stood up and stared possible death in the eyes. I very much hope that our people can come together to make a democracy which is greater and more effective then any democracy which has existed before. The one thing us Arabs, Persians, North Africans, and so on have which others don't, it's the will to fight on. I believe military expeditions will not be as difficult as pulling ourselves together, but I have no doubt they cannot unite as one either. I hope I have stated what I needed to very well and my main point is obvious, if there is anything you would like to point out or protest I am willing to clarify or at least listen.
Its understandable to not want violence and destruction but it is the dictators that initiate the violence, all of these protests began peacefully and were suppressed ruthlessly, monarchy and dictatorships are outdated concepts. They will come to an end eventually, its better if it happens by the peoples hands rather than by foreign forces or corporations.
Our president is not a dictator, and most of the people I know support him! More, most of us are AGAINST any kind of planned protest, and we believe the influence comes from outside! By "outside" I mean obscure/secret hands + "virtual" compaigns and posters like this !!
If a monarchy has to come to an end, it's certainly not by killing thousands of people! You're a Muslim; you should know that at this time of Fitnah, our Prophet (صلّى الله عليه و سلّم) commanded us not to participate !!
May Allah guides all...we're planning our own destruction!!
I don't support the killing of thousands of people for any reason, but I don't support absolute rule or a monarchy either. In the end its the people of Algeria that must decide their own future, I just believe they will not accept a monarchy forever, As for foreign influence who would want to overthrow the monarchy and risk an Islamist government except maybe the Iranians or Al Qaeda.
but I'm aslo very surprised and disappointed in some of the people who are against the freedom of most of the Middle East. Maybe it's fear..or maybe they're just so dependent on the government. I don't know much about the history of the government of the Middle East, but I'm a teenage Syrian American, and when I see the people DYING for just saying Allah's name in groups on the streets..I mean who WOULD be with that!? The things I've seen in the videos of what's going on in the Middle East, even though I'm not there, bring me to tears. My heart is with them all...and I seriously pray for all the people whos lives have been taken away from that inhuman, extremely corrupt, and unfair government and to those who continue to stand up for themselves. INSHALLAH, FREEDOM WILL COME.
Where do you live exactly ''Musl1m'' ?? United Kingdom ? So you don't know what exactly is happening here (syria) right ? You just see and hear from the media ,,So pleas don't say something u don't know what it means ..you just wrote syria in this so im in dark now ?? syria in dark and it's struggling dictatorship ? thats what u think ? uhh ..u know i don't want to talk a lot i just want to say u live in United Kingdom ..talk about United Kingdom..u don't live in syria so don't talk about syria till u know what exactly is happening here ..and btw do u really like what is happening in libya now ? and god knows when this is going to end : | ..may allah help us all ..and u all who's sitting in the west we don't really want ur support from pics,photos ..thank u cuz ur thinking ur doing right but sorry u just don't know sh!t dude...
In your opinion demolish of public gendarmerie or set fire to the mosque and endanger security of country is peaceful protests??!! what do you do with criminal? free country in your opinion is unlegal country that everyone do whatever he want? Please think more. tnx
If people are oppressed and must suffer under tyrants for decades a point comes where they are no longer able to control their anger and yes its not right but public places are damaged. Yet that doesn't justify the reaction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard i.e. the killing of innocent, firing live rounds into crowds and plain clothed police beating and killing people in public. It is truly a tragedy that it is people who claim to be religious who are allowing this kind of tyranny to continue in Iran and I hope more people are brave enough to say No to it.
if you and we think democraticaly, in the last election about 85% of peaple toke part.so it means 85%think that thier government rules and means is correct. after that, about 63% of 85% said that they want Islamic rules and acts and deplomecy! but only about 15%(not 37%)came in the steerts and wanted to change the election results! this is not a domocraticaly job! think more!
actually, its the a troop from the shared GCC - Gulf Corporation Council (both Bahrain and KSA are members of it) - so its just normal for them to be here...
if U R referring to the chaos that is now under control -alhamdulillah-, its because there are some people who decided to copy what our Tunisian and Eygption brothers and sisters did... however, they forgot one thing there has always been completely free proper education from grade 1 until grade 12, free proper medical care for everyone, proper university education at very low fees,... etc ... aslo, they attacked other people who do not agree with them in their so called upraise...
that's why my good friend, I would appropriate it too much if U removed the flag of my country...
Even if everything you say is true I don't believe in the concept of Monarchy and your monarch has shown he is willing to shoot people dead in the streets what legitimacy does he have? I can't see how he has any more legitimacy than Gaddafi, Mubarak, Assad, Ben Ali, Saleh or any of the rest.
Well, as long as all among the monarchy line are wise, kind and treat with justice, then it is great..
please do not compare our king with Gaddafi et. al. for our king have given us all what we need, provided great living measurements for all as I mentioned earlier, free education, free medical care, even free housing units--now where can that be found elsewhere? , etc
and our king -- I would appreciate it if you speak about him with respect please, thank you-- never was and never will have the intention to kill people in the streets. the reason for the existence of the army here is to control this huge number of so called "peaceful" riots who are attacking ppl brutally
look at what those so called peaceful riots do to the students in the university [link] look a them - the so called peaceful riots - how they are attacking ppl in the streets [link] Just look at what so called peaceful protesters are doing all over the streets [link]
... and those were nothing but the tip of the ice-burg
with such people committing such actions... causing chaos and terror and hurting other people around, don't regular people need protection? don't regular people --who are by the way the majority of the population-- deserve some peace?!?!
over a month of government calming things down and pleading for conversation did not work with those so called "peaceful protesters" did not work simply because they have this moto "لا حوار لا حوار" no conversation, no conversation ..
Protest started on 14 Feb ... the massacre caused by the so called peaceful riots on 13 March was the last straw .. some time later, the troops came in to keep order in peace in the place...
so if U think that true democracy and true freedom of speech is to allow those so called peaceful protesters to continue spreading chaos, killing people around, and damaging public properties as they desire.. then I have no idea of what mentality you have and what kind of a person you are!!!! no offense
I would appreciate it if you stopped calling him your King. It makes you appear subservient to an entity who has absolutely no clue about who you are. Everyone is born equal, and no one has a right to rule over someone else. Hope you get what I mean.
thank you for your feed back, it is true that all people are equal in humanity, and that there is no person superior to another when it comes to humanity.. but let me ask you some little questions first
people in your family are all equal human begin individuals, right? Lets say you want to talk about ur uncle.. would U refer to him with his name only? or just refer to him as "an uncle" .. or would U simply refer to him as "My Uncle"?
well, now you're first response would be something like "but he is my uncle, he knows me well, I owe him respect, he has done a lot of stuff for me.. etc"
We are all equal in humanity, absolutely true, I totally agree with you however, we all have different roles in life .. and each role comes with responsibilities, obligations, and rights.
The same is with the king.. even if he does not know each and every one of his citizens in person.. however, he has responsibilities towards each and everyone of his citizens, he has obligations towards each and everyone of his citizens, and he has rights too.. and Allah be my witness, our King has taken good care of us..
and me as a good citizen, I have responsibilities and obligations toward my King: to respect my country and my King, loyalty towards my country and my king, to serve my country properly, etc
.. therefore , whenever I say "My King".. this does not show in anyway that I am subservient to some entity .. it just acknowledges my rights and my responsibility
its takes at least 75% to be referred as a vast majority. Knowing that Bahrain's population is almost 710 thousands – actually, its slightly less, taken from an unbiased resource [link] -- , when 300 thousands actually appeared in the first The Gathering of National Unity In the Kingdom Of Bahrain which is it a gathering that represents people who are requesting some demands , such as better life opportunities, etc , yet remains loyal to the royal family on the 21st Feb m while in the second gathering in 2nd March, the attendance was at least 350 thousands.. this makes it approximately have of the population (its more than 49%).. considering the huge amount of people who wanted to be there and couldn’t make it ( due to traffic, elderly people, babies and toddlers (they are a noticeable portion of total 710 thousands population yet they cannot attend such events), etc) … therefore we-- the pro-government party-- make more than 50% of the population. Hence, with all do respect, the anti government party does not represent the vast majority of people in Bahrain.
What are you saying?! Entry of Shiites into the hospitals had been denied?! this is not true at all!!! I've actually had to go to the hospital on 23rd of March, and I've seen Shiites patients there with my own eyes!!!
Thank you for the video, it is sure worth watching.. Although al-Jazeera is an “unbiased channel”, however, how can that certain documentary be unbiased? It only shows the opinion of the anti government protestors only. It doesn't show (furthermore, mention the existence of) The Gathering of National Unity In the Kingdom Of Bahrain Furthermore, it mentions that some prisoners were released thanks to the anti-government protests… which is not true, and you know that well honey.. releasing those prisoners was a response the our demand in the first The Gathering of National Unity In the Kingdom Of Bahrain. Please notice that the pro-government party first demand with to release those anti-government prisoners…
as for distributing housing units.. I just have one question, what is the religious sector of the vast majority of people in the ministry of housing?
And what do you mean by foreigners are getting this and foreigners getting that? Regarding the high ranked job, in late February 2011, 4 new ministers were hired.. can you please specify their nationality and religious believes?
There are many ministries, government sector, simi government sectors and private sector jobs.. including high ranked jobs.. do you see who are holding those positions?
Face it, on 13th March 2011, the anti-government protestors proved to be anything but peaceful.. even before that date, blocking roads, all those strikes, the threats in schools!!! And threat some employees got from various sectors.. why halt education and work? How can that benefit anyone?!
As for this very irresponsible act of camping in the parking lots of the Salmaniya hospital --which is the grand and largest hospital in Bahrain-- yelling and cheering with protest mottos in the mike day and night.. what point does it prove?! Don’t patients residing in the hospital need some peace and quiet to recover from their illnesses?!