King Abdullah have been warning the global community over and over again that letting peace slipping from us at this point of time would only help weakening the side of the moderates in the middle east.
I personally love what Queen Rania said when she appeared with Opera a year or so ago, and which is so true. She stated that the real fight is not between East and West, Muslims and Christians, or Arabs and Americans, it is between moderates and extremist at both sides. Moderates who want to live in peace and in tolerance for the others, and extremists who want to set their own rules and are raving havoc across the world to force others to comply.
Looking at the global picture, one would clearly figure out that moderates are finding it more and more difficult to reach their voices to the masses. Things are boiling in the middle east, and the western media along with the arabian one are not helping cooling things down. From the Prophet Mohammad offensive cartoons in Denmark, to the situation in Gaza, the fight over power in Lebanon, the Iranian problem and others, all are good materials for news channels. Al Jazeera has a brilliant formula for manipulating the arab citizens feelings, and hollywood is doing its own job of demonizing the Arabs.
Yesterday while watching the new American movie, The Vantage Point, which talks about a terror attack in Spain and kidnapping/Assassination of the American president, it occured to me that the situation is very critical, and moderates can not be lazy in raising their voices and counter back the effect of the extremists. In the movie, and in a critical point, the president’s assistants were so close to push him to launch a military attack on Morocco. He stood firm against it, saying ‘We can’t attack a friendly Arab Nation’. At that moment I realized how far George Bush is from the ideal president image in the movie.
Horror is at the door. If we don’t act immediatly and stand firm against the voices of hatred, we might end up in a situation were regret won’t help. Let us raise our voices in harmony and call for tolerance instead of letting rage blind us, and pride to drive us to hell.
I want to turn this to a tab so that you people would voice out your opinion and call for peace.
You have to write a piece for peace and tag another 3 people. If you can’t call for peace, just skip the tag.