It's not cynicism. I'm just not in denial.I see we're equally cynical about this. But small efforts do build up.
Uniting based on religion or other stuff doesn't work.It's not cynicism. I'm just not in denial.
We are where we are because of our own mistakes. God didn't screw up, we did.
I'd rather fix our own problems, get united, get better, and kick their ass.
Unity based on Islam is a Quranic requirement for Muslims. By asking us to abandon this principle, you are basically asking us to abandon Islam. That's not gonna happen. Islam is our primary identity. We are Muslims before we are "Pakistanis", "Arabs", "Iranians", "Turks" etc. The problem is that we got bogged down with this "Sunni" and "Shia" sectarian nonsense.Uniting based on religion or other stuff doesn't work.
And how's that working out? Is Israel feeling loved by Arabs yet? Like I said, these temporary agreements aren't gonna work for Israel. Making a quick deal with some random sheikh is meaningless when 99% of the population of the same country is against them. It's a dead-end. The reality is that the US is exiting the region, which means the GCC nations are eventually gonna have to repair their relations with both Iran and Turkey. And this long overdue process has already begun:No, in fact they just did the Abraham Accords with Israel
Well yes. The new Iran-Saudi reapproachment is obviously a good step forward.And how's that working out? Is Israel feeling loved by Arabs yet? Like I said, these temporary agreements aren't gonna work for Israel. Making a quick deal with some random sheikh is meaningless when 99% of the population of the same country is against them. It's a dead-end. The reality is that the US is exiting the region, which means the GCC nations are eventually gonna have to repair their relations with both Iran and Turkey. And this long overdue process has already begun:
My experience is that people who are too much consumed about history dont do anything in their life. Same with countries.You're looking at a very complex situation from a very superficial perspective of a few headlines you saw in the news. This isn't about Erdogan or any one country. If you go an ask the average person on the average street, from anywhere between Morocco and Malaysia, they will all agree that Muslims need to unite. On average, they are also very sympathetic to Palestine and they are very against Israel.
But the problems rooted in sectarianism have caused a multidimensional clusterfuck. It's actually ironically similar to how Europe was during its own "dark age." Remember, this is only the year 1442 in our calendar. We are the youngest civilization on this planet. Where was Europe in its 15th century teenage years? I'll tell you where: In the middle of their "Hundred Years War," burning witches at the stake, while Constantinople fell. They were such a mess that its enemies didn't even consider conquering it all. But they never surrendered, just like we haven't surrendered, despite all the defeats. That's why this game isn't over yet. The tables can turn yet again. Even Fukuyama has admitted now that he was wrong about the "end of history."
Never said about not learning about history. I said dont get too much consumed about history and only sincerely praise your ancestors achievements without hyping yourself.Yea, which is why I don't agree with the people who are not introspecting about our own mistakes, but these mistakes began in history which is why history needs to be understood, in order to correct the present and give proper direction to the future. People who only focus on the present can never know who they are, because the present by definition is without context. Such people are often materialistic, without any deep meaning or purpose in their life. They're the ones who should actually commit "sepukku" because their universe is of no ultimate consequence even by their own definition.