Why!

You know how shameful it is to be a Saudi when the employee in SACM* treat you like dog, like someone who has no dignity and then you have nothing left in yourself but a frustration and a question that you would ask your mom: “Mom, why did you give me a birth in this country, why!”

*SACM = Saudi Cultural Mission in USA

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Saudi Dreams

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.

I have a dream that one day this country will rise up and live out the true meaning of Islam: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day women will be able to travel everywhere without the need for a permission or a Mahram.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day a son from a Sunni family and  a son from a Shia family will sit together  in the table of brotherhood, not to argue over who is right or wrong but to think about the future of this country.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, a saudi employer will treat his Indian or Asian employee with respect and love.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, the Imam in each mosque of this country, will talk about love and respect for all other religions.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, the rich people in this country, will realize the sorrow and the suffering of the poor people who live in broken houses without food.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, the religious policy will realize that the moral values can’t be obtained with force but rather with love and tolerance.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, no one can be above the law and no Wasta will provide privilege for someone over others.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, our government will stand up and prosecute those who permit and allow the child marriage in this country.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day everyone has the freedom to speak his mind, to live his life the way he want, to be what he want to be without the fear of  society and traditions.

“This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to my city with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.”

And if Saudi is to be a great nation this must become true.So let love ring from the mountains of Mecca to the farms of Alhassa. Let love ring from the land Ar’ar to the desert of Rub Al-khali. Let love ring from building of Riyadh.

And when this happens, when we allow love, freedom and tolerance to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every town and every city, we will be able to live the true teaching of the prophet Mohammed. Then we will all repeatedly remember the saying of the prophet, that “the believers, in their love, mercy and kindness to one another are like a body: if any part of it is ill, the whole body shares its sleeplessness and fever”

Thank you and god bless you.

God bless Saudi Arabia.

Note:

The main speech is from I have a dream speech by Martin Luther King.. I made some changes on it so that It becomes about Saudi Dreams.

Discrimination Against 14 Countries

This week, U.S. announced an intense air screening on the fliers from 14 nations. I am not upset about the law itself at all, I really think that America has every right to protect its country but what I am upset about is the idea of treating people from some countries differently than others. It is simply an act of discrimination whether you like it or not!

Time has shown us that human rights are just a theoretical argument and politicians always use it to manipulate the public! and people  are so pathetic and confused. They have no other way but to believe what they hear in TV and see in the movies.

Saudi Alchemist in 2010

2010 is going to be a different and a crucial year of my life because of many things (finishing up with my university, going back home to visit my family after five years of being away, maybe finding a job, and so many other things)

As for my blog, there will be also few changes in the way I am blogging  and they are:

  • Presenting two sides of the story:

I will try to represent two sides of any story I discuss in my blog. This way, I can be less bias and the readers will get to hear from both sides.

  • Being more positive:

I realize that many of my views are pessimistic so I will try to have some positivity in my writing.

  • Interviews:

I will interview people from different background and experience and share their stories in my blog.

  • Offering Analysis and Solution to the problem:

So instead of just blaming this and that for any problem, I will try my best to provide an analytical view and possible solutions.

Finally, as another way to improve my blog, I would like to hear from you and see your feedback. What are the things you didn’t like in my blog and what are the things that you think I need to improve? What are the topics that you wish I have talked about? and do you think my blog was helpful to you?. Harsh criticism are highly preferred 🙂 so please criticize me please

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