I PRAISE and thank my Lord for I lived in the era before this dejected revolution, i.e. dirty revolution. I praise and thank Almighty Allah for allowing me to live during the clean revolution era.
In the clean era, the revolutions were against tyranny, injustice, deviance and corruption; contrary to the current era we are living in as the ethics of revolution is characterized by ‘takfiri’ (excommunication) and ethnic killing of innocent civilians. This unclean revolution era is not about fighting face to face, as it used to be in the era of clean revolution.
For instance, I became more fascinated with the international revolutionist of that beautiful era and one of its important faces — Che Guevara — after reading about one of his interesting traits.
Last week, an exhibition entitled, ‘Guevara, a Reader without Borders’, was held in Ramallah, Palestine in honor of this international symbol of revolution and resistance against injustice and tyranny; especially in the eyes of Palestinians.
The exhibition was organized through the collaboration of Palestine Cultural Organization, AbdulMuhsin Al-Qattan Foundation and the representative of Argentina in Palestine. It showcased rare photos of Che Guevara while he was reading, in addition to photos of books he read and wrote.
According to the organizers of the exhibition which started two years ago in Argentina, the objective is to introduce to the public the ‘Encyclopedia of Art’ that fed Guevara’s ideologies since he was young until his death.
The exhibition included photos of Guevara reading to his revolutionary friends, books related to the formation of his theories in various fields such as politics, history, economics, philosophy,
sociology and psychology — the pillars which formed his personality and his special theory.
The exhibition consisted of a long list of books that Che Guevara read in his lifetime like narratives, poems and short stories; some of which he planned to read but time was against him as he was assassinated by the Bolivian and the US Special Forces in the 1960s.
This is one of the many types of revolutionists in the 20th century. Many people were impressed with their personalities and their history of resistance.
Now, I leave you to compare the revolutionists of the 20th century with those of the 21st century, such as ISIL’s Abu Bakar Al-Baghdadi and his kind, and their ‘takfiris shenanigans’ that filled and poisoned their minds up to the extent of having squads of death, destruction, kidnapping, dismembering of others, ‘jihad’ wedding and selling female slaves.
This group continues to commit crimes, which happened during the darkest ages of the world, through their commandos in the contemporary world. The actions of this group and others have brought shame and hatred to Islam and Muslims. Now, the whole world is in concurrence in terms of annihilating the group and its crimes once and for all.
This group is a testimony to the dejected era of revolution, compared to the clean revolution era that we lived in with Che Guevara and his kind.
By Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli
Former Minister of Oil