Wednesday , December 13 2017

Khaled Aljenfawi

‘Govt should impose blanket ban on the entry of criminals’ – ‘Increase raids, arrest illegals’

IT seems to have become always-necessary to increase security checks to fight a new wave of crimes associated with illegal residents. Just recently the “Hawally securitymen arrested 12 Asian expatriates for gambling inside a flat.” Moreover, “during a security crackdown in all the governorates of Kuwait police have arrested 800 …

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‘Righteousness, decency can be acquired by any person’ – ‘God created man as one’

The Holy Quran explains that humankind are equals: “O men, We created you from a male and female, and formed you into nations and tribes that you may recognize each other. He who has more integrity has indeed greater honor with God. Surely God is all-knowing and well-informed” (49:13). However, …

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‘Inbred intolerance tough to overcome in Mideast’

The Arabic word for Tolerance is ‘Tasamuh’ which literary means to be indulgent and lenient of or toward someone! One can also trace the root of Tolerance in the Arabic language to the verb ‘Tahawana;’ to be negligent of something or someone! What is however more curious about the contemporary …

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‘Petty criminals cannot tarnish residents image’ – ‘Deport law-breaking expats’

According to a recent news report published by the Arab Times “two unidentified expatriates were arrested in possession of a number of barrels and bottles of locally manufactured liquor in Sabah Al-Ahmad area.” Meanwhile “two expatriates — a Pakistani and an Indian — were arrested for gambling in front of …

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‘Expats playing major role in building Kuwait merit respect’ – ‘Intolerance defies religion’

Verbally or physically abusing some domestic helpers, pelting some resident passengers and drivers with stones, lack of patience toward some expatriate doctors and teachers, by some individuals, certainly indicate that tolerance usually begins at home! Already known for its tolerance toward strangers, foreigners and non-citizens, our Kuwaiti traditional society stands …

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‘Moderate Muslim scholars must counter terror thought’ – ‘Fanatics portray wrong image’

Islam does not justify acts of violence against innocent people. However, as in any other religion, it so happens that Islamic teachings of peace and tolerance get twisted, manipulated and exploited by those who seek to achieve their personal interests. Basic Islamic teachings do not forgive, justify or overlook any …

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Enlightened Arabs caught in democratic predicament – Mideast culture shuns change

The storming on Saturday of the Iraqi parliament by protestors, apparently mostly followers of the powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, may indicate the beginning of a political meltdown in the Iraqi capital. Similar scenes of chaos, and frequently the sudden and dramatic escalation of the political environments in the post-Arab Spring …

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‘Stop hiring maids on daily wages’ – ‘Security checks only way to curb increase in crimes’

According to a recent crime report by the Arab Times “a bogus domestic labor office in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area was raided after the Department of Residency Investigations received information that the office was employing laborers on daily wages. The officers arrested four men and eight women of Ethiopian nationality and …

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‘Western world has shown actual sympathy toward refugees plight’ – ‘Pope gesture bridges religious gap’

According to a recent CNN report, “Pope Francis spoke of empathy and mercy as he met Saturday with migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos.” As a gesture of welcome toward the refugees, he took “to Rome three families of refugees from Syria, 12 people in all, including six children.” …

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Tolerant Muslims continue to ‘speak out’ against terrorism

I believe that tolerant and peace-loving Muslims should not keep silent toward some of the atrocities committed in their name. Fanatics, extremists and sometimes fraudulent quacks exploit our Islamic culture, heritage and our Muslim identity to promote their twisted ideologies. We as Muslim are supposed to be always fair and …

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