Monday, November 26, 2007

Following up on HATE

This topic is embarrassingly shallow but is unfortunately whats being said and thought in our community.

Do we hate for the sake of hating?

Some people were born to hate a person, race, country and so on ...

I've noticed in Kuwait it's become a common thing... It has gone as far as hating a person then hating the whole family/tribe because of it's association to this person.


- Some Palestinians stood by Iraq during it's invasion of Kuwait and the Palestinian government which was basically sheltered by Kuwait and was working out of Kuwait for years turns against us... Now... it has been embedded in many people's heads that "Palestinians are traitors" ... that's fair enough... I don't agree but I won't argue against it either... But when people go as far as becoming advocates of Israel and everything it represents... I think its pure hatred towards those who hurt you taken to the point where it has clouded one's head.

- Jalal Al Talabani was Saddam's biggest opposition, he is now the president of Iraq... on his visit to Kuwait a lot of people were somber because Iraq's flag were flying next to the Kuwaiti flag.. most weren't very excited by Talabani's visit because "he is Iraqi". Hatred towards Saddam's Iraq still remains even after the change of regime.

- The Bangladeshi community in Kuwait are underpaid if ever paid and a lot of them started acting up by stealing, raping and even committing murder.. its quite unfortunate that now has become a stereotype that all Bengalis are bad-natured.

- Shiites and Sunnis? Those who are able to see human beings for who they are and not who and what they belong to are the ones who have no problem with sunnis and shiites... the rest... a lot of people I've encountered if Sunni sees Shiites as people who have loyalty only to Iran and the Shiites think Sunnis have loyalty to Saudi clerics. Our Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) Ali, Hassan and Hussain would be shamed by how Muslims are behaving.

- A common one is the attitude of "Dakhel Al Sour" and "Kharej Al Sour" mentalities... which I don't feel like touching up on right now... till then... KHODA HAFIZ!


Mercy said...

Excellent points on hate.

I do not hate Iraq, or Saddam or any new President, although I was here for the invasion and the war. The cruel decisions made by one man did not reflect the entire country. I cannot tolerate hate, as it is self destructive.

As for the Bangladeshi men who I have seen committing crimes in Q8, one must ask who brought them here? And, desperate people often do desperate things. Always view both sides before making a judgement.

Mercy said...

I tried to email the owner of this site. Mail returned, full account.

Where does one send 'personal' emails?

sws said...

mercy - thanks for all your comments. Im surprised your email is bouncing back, how about trying

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Shather said...

bravo gurlie ..

love what u said ...
clear explainations

N. said...

This is a very sociological and psychological topic. Sadly it is human nature, we are not forced into hating but we hate because this is our tendency. Being naturally followers, and being around a group where emotions emerge and get out of proportion, some people believe that to be the truth.

Kierkiggard said it best, "Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion -- and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is evident that the minority is the stronger) assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority."

When the truth involves hate for an act, it is attributed to a certain person or a certain people, that ends up being natural for people to hate each other.

Shurouq said...

Not shallow wala shai.. :)

I so want to believe it's a severe case of inferiority complex, but I don't think it is. There really is no excuse for it. It's merely hate.

Sws, you're on a roll. Keep them coming.

momoneymoproblems said...

it's a breath of fresh air to see a (young?) kuwaiti taking a stance and responsibility for the actions of the country.

I have read through your blog(well, parts of it :)) and am really happy that someone is taking upon their shoulders, the social responsibility of the country towards its native and its workers. There has been too much neglect for the past few years leading to moral decay and it's starting to show. The human rights violations in Kuwait are among some of the worst I've seen.

I really hope more people like you step up to the plate in leading this country to a paradise for equality and love for each other, like the Prophet(SAW) advocated. May Allah continue in guiding you on the right path.


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