Arab countries are normally ruled by despotic characters may it be a king, a president, a general or a religious cleric depending on faith of majority population. Most of the population living under Arab dictatorships are in a very poor economic situation, due to various degrees of international economic sanctions, local corruption and tyrannical reign which not only suppresses the right of common citizens but make restriction even on freedom of basic rights of citizens. The human rights conditions under Arab dictatorships are often poor. Massacres and arbitrary executions are still common there which hardly follows any kind of legal norms of system but depend on final decree of ruling family of kingdom .
There is no doubt after seeing many adventures in the name of wars that some of the filthy rich Arab dictatorships are fully involved in supporting terrorism by supplying money, people and weapons to religious organizations by taking the responsibility of producing Islamic jihadis who are poured to neighboring territory as illegitimate supportive force of particular faith or have hidden political interests .Many among Arab dictatorships are popular for their pro-western and pro-American policies , although most of them are seen encouraging following Anti Americanism as a way to divert people’s rage away from their mismanagement and autocratic rule.
We can take the example of strong Wahhabi group which is fully responsible of spreading fanaticism and terrorism in non-Muslim states where concentration pockets of Muslim majority are available and considered as part of less privileged community of that state .This phenomena of exporting terrorism is widely seen in countries Chechnya, Georgia, Afghanistan and Pakistan where hidden characters like of Osama Bin Laden was projected as heroic character of Muslim world.Actually this is same name which has now become reason of massacre of thousands of common Muslims in Islamic world and thousands are being victimized as part of his network which can’t be eradicated with modern equipped army of NATO and US for last 10 years .
Popular Dictators of Muslim World
Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia had begun with a surge of reformers seeking to reclaim orthodox Islam from innovation by various sects of Sunni Muslims. In the 18th century, it spread in Najd along with the expansion of the First Saudi State under Mohamed bin Saud and his successors.Family rule has taken full control of all natural wealth of oil and religious matters of all areas where billion of people have to come as part of mandatory rituals of Islam including Ummrah, Ziarat and Hajj.
Other popular and long tenure dictator ship of Muslim world are:
- Egypt president: Hosni Mubarak who is ruling there for last 30 years.
- Iraq where dictatorship until 2003 When Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the US
- Jordan king: AbdullahII who inherited this throne via his father Hussein bin Talal.
- Libya Moyammer Qadaffi ruling in the country for last 40 years.
- Sudan Lt. Gen. Omar Hasan Ahmad al Bashir
- Syria president: Bashar Asad
- Morocco King Mohamed VI got king ship via father after getting Independence from French government
- Mauritania President . Walad Taya
- Tunisia President Zein al-Abideen controlling state authority for last 30 years
- UAE and Gulf states strictly following the family dynasties since the time of creation.
Recent unrest in Tunisia and Egypt has shown positive signs of political awareness in Arab people who was absent for last many decades .Islam basic philosophy of governance are not in favor of particular dynasty and Muslims are very clear that Holy Prophet and his companion highly discouraged typical family rule in an Islamic society.
Rulers or caliphs in Islamic society should be chosen on the basis of his caliber, devotions and his faithfulness to Allah and His decree. but in reality converse actions have been seen in almost all Muslim world or in Arab majority where advent of Islam was started.
Dictators ruling in Arab world under different tags have good reason to be afraid in light of the ouster of Tunisian President Zein al-Abideen, who is still known as liberal reformist of Tunisia but his unjustified and over ruled lengthy period and his family corruption details have become reason of producing turbulent in agitated youth of Tunisia who are not getting positive state response from govt on their basic problems of livings.
The volcano of anger of affected citizens for throwing the thrones of kings has first erupted in Tunisia and now moving toward Egypt and very bright chances that it would spread to the rest of the Arab countries, signaling the beginning of a new and more promising era for the Arab world.This approach of revolt in young minds is surely awakened by electronic media who are giving directions of actions to rebellion attitude for their genuine rights of living as normal citizen of state.
The reaction of the Tunisian people against unlawful regime is panicking many Arab leaders and what happened to Bin Ali was an unprecedented humiliation for other Arab leaders who are ruling in their respective countries after exploiting the ignorance of simple people.
Initiated from Tunisia moving towards Egypt and now same wave of change is being noted in Algeria and it could also result in regime change.The common thing in all such countries is strong influence of unsuitable US policies on ruling teams of respective countries by making few people richest and letting majority to live under the line of poverty.
So present surge of people’s anger might suggest that the US Administration can think of making an isolated treasure island in the Pacific Ocean to gather her long time rich Arab friends and dictators .
Arab dictatorships Vs Israel parliament
If we make comparison of Muslims living under dictators and Jewish living under parliamentary system then one can easily declare that Jewish are living in more comfortable manners under their leadership.Although the average life span of an Israeli government is not more than 22 months but it is fully based on public interests. The turmoil situation in surrounding , peace process, the role of religion in the state, and political scandals have caused coalitions to break apart or produce early elections but the process of democracy is moving in better pace than fixed rule of dictators of Arab world.
That is the reason that Palestinian authority which had strong ties with the last Tunisian regime, did not comment on the dramatic developments. Tunisia once was host to the PLO after the organization was expelled from Lebanon in the early 1980’s. Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas had their offices and homes in Tunisia for nearly a decade before they moved to the Palestinian territories after the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993.
It is strongly believed in oppressed community of Palestinians that Mahmoud Abbas and his sons are among the wealthiest Palestinians same perceptions were about Fatah leaders in the West Bank who are very corrupt too. All indications of failed strategy of leadership are that the residents of the West Bank, who live under a tyrannical regime, are close to toppling the regime there too.
The strong survival of small state like Israel surrounded by more strong and rich Arab countries and and its supremacy in international world are quite visible features of failure of Muslim leadership in the region.All Muslim countries handled Arab Israel conflict on their own basis and never ever thought of creating a united force like NATO to give military support to poor Palestinians who are the real inhabitants of the land , occupying by small authority of Israel.
Following the 1967 war Israel had occupied large swaths of Palestinian land, and the conflict today still largely revolves around Israel and the Palestinians ignoring that poor Palestinians who are living close to few long tenure rule of Arab leaders.There were few peace treaties existed between Israel and Egypt and Israel and Jordan but if we deeply observed the massacre and oppression of poor Palestinians were occurred on the borderline of these countries and here Pakistan general Zia ul haq also contributed his service for genocide of poor immigrants from Palestine.
The stance of Iran and Turkey on Palestinian issues are valid and strong and that is why leadership of both the Islamic country are not in good books of heads of developed countries.One can simply judge that Muslim democratic countries are not acceptable to leaders of countries who always declare that they are flag bearers of human rights and custodian of national interests.So why democratic setup of Iran and Turkey don’t come to standard of UK,USA and other western countries who are all time supporters of Arab dictators and kings with whole year supplies of modern war equipment to same countries.
The long history of suppression of Arabs by few leaders is now showing resentments and extreme disorder in public circles who are pouring out on streets of countries and king’s armies are trying best to push them to the walls.The time has come that forced leaders of Arab world must draw the conclusions from the Tunisia and Egypt that why Arabs leadership falls in love with their seats and insist on staying in power forever?.
At this stage of awakening no one can rule out the possibility that the entire Arab world would be engulfed in chaos like revolution as still vacuum of political leadership is existing in Arab territory where public rely on religious faith for passing their life patterns other than thinking of demand of rights from state authority. It is seen on small-scale that anti-government demonstrations have already taken place in Algeria,Morocco and Jordan.
The coming days could be critical for most of the Arab dictatorships as it was started in Tunisia where living conditions are still better than most of the Arab countries. Moreover, the Tunisian dictatorship was less repressive than its sister dictatorships in the Arab world.
So credit goes to Tunisian people who deserve to be thanked for proving that the Arab culture is not insensitive and as many had expected .Tunisian fury has proved to be capable of waging an intifada and are ready to make sacrifices for good change toward public’s interest.This explicit move is exposing the real picture of Arab regimes that claimed to care about human rights and the values of justice and democracy but nothing is actually applied for the people by unaccountable rulers.
Now it is turn of other Arab nation that how they come out after successful public move of the Tunisian , as it is surely affecting the future of the Arab dictatorships which are now in shaky state.This unique kind of revolt clearly showing the entire world that the western fear of radical Islam was unjustified and baseless and nothing more than negative propaganda of super powers. . The rulers of Morocco, Libya, Algeria,Saudis,Gulf and Egypt could be next in line. It is also very interesting and as usual disgusting scene that the West was continuing to support runaway Arab dictators, while ignoring the plight of the Arab masses.These richest men are inviting by many countries so that their assets can be transferred into their economy.In this regard one can see the live example of disastrous collapse of Shah Iran whose heirs are in row of suicidal deaths after facing realities and hatred of their people.