The state in its Arab application is an institute that is independent from the nature of the society, relying on the outside, is different than the identity of its people, and separated from their aspirations. Thus, the state is as if moving in one side and its people are walking and looking forward to the other side completely.
The ruling political authority in our Arab countries is almost of different race that does not belong to that of the people, whom it is originally ruling; they are neither interacting with each other, nor consistent with its platforms, even as if they are from different planets, each marching to the beat of their own drum!
This is a clear evidence that the authority in our Arab countries do not gain its legitimacy and acceptability from its people; if it were so, we would have seen the Arab state satisfying the Arab street, seeking to please it, adopting its causes, and sharing its concerns and unease. We would have also seen it caring about the demands of the Arab masses, working for them, and putting itself and its capabilities at their service and for their sake. If it were so, things would have been much different than today, and we would not have reached to this miserable and shameful situation, what makes us mostly ashamed of our Arabism and shy of belonging to this nation.
We do not need evidence and/or proof to prove that this is the current situation prevailing in the Arab world, and in most of the Islamic countries, but for those waiting for a proof, we limit ourselves to cite those shameful and appalling positions issued from time to time by the Organization of the Arab League States, which represent the official Arab opinion. These positions were denounced by the Arab and Islamic street in more than one file, and across the Islamic nation; the Arab street announced its rejection strongly, but the Arab leaders did nothing at all and even did not find themselves obliged originally to take into account the demands of their people and the aspirations they hold.
From here we find that the idea of (the state) is acceptable, respectable, and sacred in the Arabic popularity, but the (illegality) of the state in the way its people recognize it might lead to their hatred and deep detestation for it, as well as loosing the element of trust and communication between both parts. Thus, the individual and society might seek to get rid of it by all means available, except in certain joints of time (the election period for example), when the ruler utilizes the emotions of the people. At that time, the ruler intends to generalize what might be called exterior religious manifestations between people, such as the mosques, temples, schools and institutes of religious education, and others, without being really convinced of this, but only to be in the end just free exterior propaganda to satisfy the people, to waste their energies, and to lessen their discomfort.
Of course, those false movements and actions did not find any true echoes in the Arab societies, but the relationship remained much stressed between the individual and the ruler. In fact, the hatred of the people for the state prompted it to give itself the right to monitor all the aspects of the national and social activity, using for this security observation systems to follow-up and understand the conditions of the people, to subject them more to its central authority, and to force them by force, using all means of violence, to be loyal to it and to obey it, to respect its laws, to support its battles, and to carry its slogans.
It seems to us that the most important reason why people are away from their countries, rulers, and governments, and why they refuse to pass through the path of development and evolution, is that the pattern of the Arab State, (the repressive and authoritarian state), collide with the nature of the ideological, cultural, and civilized composition of the Arab and Islamic people and communities in general, and is not in line with the psychological feeling of the nation and its historical structure. The Islamic civilization is a civilization that highly regards pride and freedom, and despises submission and surrender. It rejects injustice, oppression and violence, and pushes for dialogue in the best manner. It is a culture that is embedded in the consciousness of the people of the nation, lying in front of their eyes, and has given them a clear and bright model of the state and government advocated by Islam, which led gradually people to move away from the Arab authorities of oppression, and kept them unsurprisingly far away from taking part in their deeds.
Therefore, this explains why the people of the Arab States remain to view them as: exotic states of unauthentic origin that belong to another cultural reference, despite the fact that there are some formalities and religious decorations here and there. This means that those countries suffer from a distinct crisis of legitimacy, which was not naturally found within the communities that they control, but were imposed by the conditions of colonial domination.
In this regard: we can say firmly that the Arab countries are far from being Islamic countries, for there is no room for Islam therein- as we have already noted- but only to the extent required by the propaganda of the king, prince, leader or president. Thus, how long are those false slogans going to fool us?!!
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