جمع الاقتراحات لأثر لتمجيد الأنظمة العربية الطاردة لبنيها اللاجئين

تمثال الحرية في خليج نيو يورك بالولايات المتحدة الأمريكية ترحب باللاجئين و يجذب إلى نفسه آلاف الزوار كل سنة بعد مرور المزيد من 100 عام على نصبه و الكلام المنقوش فيه يهز القلوب و يشعل العواطف الإنسانية و يفتخر به كل مواطن أنمريكي مخلص لمشروع بلده البناء

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

New Colossus manuscript Lazarus.jpgو بالتأكيد إنجازات الأنظمة العربية لا تقل عن إنجازات الولايت المتحدة بل لو لا فرار رعايا الأنظمة العربية و أمثالها تاريخيا و معاصرا لما جاء إلى شواطئ الولايات المتحدة هؤلاء الأمواج المدثرين المطلعين إلى الحرية الحياة الكريمة فقد يسأل السائل أ ليست الأنظمة التي تطرد الناس أهم و أولى من التي تقبل الناس لأن الأولى تسبق الثانية

و مهما كان وجه الحق في تلك المسألة فليس هناك حتى الآن تمثال يمجد إنجاز الدول العربية في دفغ الملايين إلى اللجوء إلى بلاد أجنبية فالرجاء من القراء الكرام الاشتراك في استفتائات لاختيار نمط هذا التمجيد و اسمه و مكانه التفضل باقتراحات للكلام المنقوش في الأثر المختار

الاستفتاء الأول هونمط أثر التمجيد

الاستفتاء الثاني هو مكان الأثر

الاستفتاء الثالث و الأخير هو في تسمية الأثر

و نستعين بكم أيها القراء الأفاضل في أفكاركم عن تصميم هذا الأثر و كلام يناسب فخامة إنجازات الأنظمة العربية فيمكن لحضراتكم أن تقدموا أفكاركم بالطرق الآتية

  1. اكتبوا تعليقا في هذه المدونة
  2. غرد ب #مجد_الأنظمة_العربية
  3. إرسال بريد إلكتروني إلى المدون

مثلا محسوبكم المدون غرد و هو يفكر في كلام يليق بمجد الحكام العرب

و لاحظ أني لم أقصد في هذه المدونة أن أغض النظر عن ظلم الولايات المتحدة لسكان القارة الأصليين و لا اللذين استعبدتهم و لا للاجئين إليها ماضيا و حاليا و شكرا للأستاذ أسعد أبو خليل على التنبيه

Tannoura by khowaga1 on Flickr.

God and love by khowaga1 on Flickr.

Is Allah and God the same? Egyptian Christians seem to think so.

Ta’amiya frying by khowaga1 on Flickr.

Update on Egyptian Detainee Gihan Ibrahim Abdelhamid

In October 2008 I wrote about Gihan Ibrahim Abdelhamid, an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience in Egypt. Below is an e-mail I received giving an update.

From: Augusta, GA, USA Amnesty International Member

Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:33 PM
Subject: Our Egyptian Prisoner of Conscience

 Hi Ayman,

Please read the response below regarding an inquiry I made to the US Co-Group leader on Egypt. Generally these AI volunteers are experts in a particular area of the world and help the International Secretariat (and local groups) with information related to their area of expertise.

I don’t remember the year that we first started writing on behalf of our Egyptian prisoner of conscience for whom we have never had any word from anyone in authority or from her.

In our next mailing, I think we should write one more letter to her (and perhaps have the reverse side of the letter in Arabic – can you translate for us Ayman?) and then not send any more.

For YEARS neither the International Secretariat nor the Co-Group leader for Egypt has been able to give us any information including whether or not Gihan is still in prison, and even now, there is no way to find out…unless you Ayman might have some ideas.

If so, I have a file with the little information we had on her.

————— Forwarded message —————
From: Geoffrey Mock <geoffrey.mock@duke.edu>
Date: Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:33 PM
Subject: Egypt administrative detainees

Hi.  It’s Geoffrey Mock from Amnesty.  AI has released today a large new report on Egypt, focusing on administrative detainees.  While your prisoner is not specifically mentioned, it does give you some valuable information

The full report is here: http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdf/egypt_time_for_justice.pdf 

Here is a key graf:

Government officials repeatedly told Amnesty International during meetings that the total number of administrative detainees was less than 800, although no details were ever provided, such as a list of the names of those detained. National and international human rights organizations, however, estimated the number to have been between 6,000 and 10,000 at most points in recent years. In June last year, shortly after the adoption of the amendments to the Emergency Law, the authorities announced that some 400 detainees had been released. However, many others continued to be held without there being any clear indication of the grounds on which the Interior Ministry had concluded that they were a “danger to public security and order”. Following the fall of President Mubarak and calls from civil society and relatives of detainees, a newly-installed Interior Minister announced on 12 March 2011 that 1,659 administrative detainees had been released since early February.However, he did not disclose how many people remained held in administrative detention and for what reasons, maintaining the long-standing official policy of withholding such information about the numbers, identities, places of detention and length of time that such detainees have been locked up without charge or trial and without any effective means of obtaining remedy. 

This led the families of those who continued to be detained to stage further protests outside the offices of the Public Prosecutor, the Interior Ministry, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, demanding the release of their relatives, especially as many of them had obtained court decisions ordering their release but continued to be held. More administrative detainees were subsequently released, thus reportedly closing the file of long-term recurrent administrative detention.

Even though administrative detainees were not charged, let alone tried and convicted, they were treated like sentenced prisoners once in jail. Some were tortured or otherwise ill-treated. Some were transferred to remote prisons far from their families, including as punishment. Some were denied adequate medical care. 

Following their release, many were repeatedly summoned to appear before officers of the now-dissolved SSI responsible for the district where they live, making it impossible for them to rebuild their lives. After years in detention, many have struggled to find paid work or reintegrate into their communities

I’m sorry we’re not able to give more information, and again, I leave it up to you as to what your group wants to do.  I will say it is unlikely that the AI International Secretariat will ever get official information about Gihan’s situation.

Please let me know if you have any questions

Geoffrey Mock
geoffrey.mock@duke.edu

Duke Today
919.681.4514

Is #Libya Like #Tunisia and #Egypt? #Revolution #Africa #Arab

A friend wrote to me asking for my thoughts on the north African revolutions, particularly Libya.

The world media I have noticed is incredibly biased against all the Middle Eastern and African leaders and there presentation of the events unfolding now is not even close to being neutral.  Ghaddafi is the prime example, we have yet to hear from any of his supporters and when we do hear from Ghaddafi himself the media portrays him as some sort of madman.  Granted he has been the leader of Libya for 42 years and he was at odds with the United States for much of those 42 years.  However, one has to look beneath the surface and question the perspective the media is taking. They tend to focus on his attire and his cadre of female bodyguards, however it is a rare occurrence indeed when the media, including the Arab media, refers to the financial support he has provided to many sub-Saharan African countries.  They prefer to paint him in these broad brush strokes as an unhinged meglomaniac oblivious to the needs of the people.  It seems on the service that the people are protesting in Libya for the same reasons they protested in Egypt, but beneath the surface there most be more because the two countries are very dissimilar.  Libya has oil wealth, Egypt does not, Libya is very sparsely populated, whereas Egypt has a very dense population all concentrated along the banks of the Nile.  Perhaps those who are calling for Ghaddafi’s ouster and merely taking advantage of a situation in order to seize power and when they do, nothing truly will change.  Things may even become worse. What do you think?

My uninformed opinion is that Libya has been ineffective in creating positive change, whether it be domestic or in the rest of the African continent. Having said that, see the article below entitled Libya, Getting it Right. I also remember when I was in Nigeria meeting a South African who told me he was traveling to Libya to present to the Moammar al-Qaddafi a book which praised his government’s achievements.

I believe it is essential to reject all outside military intervention, although there’s really no way to prevent arms from reaching either the government or a rebel faction. In addition, freezing assets is a major intervention which the US had not done in the case of the Tunisian or Egyptian (or Saudi) despots, but it has frozen Libyan assets. So in no case should anybody believe that the U.S. can play a positive role in Libya or elsewhere, other than simply avoiding further intervention.

Tumblrs, do you have anything you’d like to add to this?