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O Lord, be kind to us

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Ahmed Al-Jarallah – Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times
Ahmed Al-Jarallah – Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times

I SEEK refuge in Almighty Allah from the one who slanders his country to serve sectarian agendas. We supplicate our Lord to be kind and protect us from people who mislead others in a bid to satisfy the sectarian impulses that blinded them to the reality of blood, which was shed easily by some members of the Parliament in yesterday’s session.

They bragged by telling lies and allegations as if they were engaged in a war of existence, claiming that the investigators sexually assaulted the accused who divulged their plan.  In fact, they boasted without any pressure, attributing their fabrication on the torture to the affiliation of the accused with a certain sect.

This is utmost wickedness whose objectives include stirring sectarian sedition and dragging the country into undesired consequences, as if they did not hear and understand what HH the Amir said a few days ago in crystal clear words and the content is still fresh.

We are not talking about having different political opinions here.  Instead, we are talking about deviating from the principles that Kuwait has been upholding for the last three centuries and became a constitution 54 years ago, rendering all Kuwaitis equal regardless of their status.

Based on this principle of equality, generations have lived and we continue to live up to this day as brothers with the same social texture. Despite all these facts, someone comes to ignite flames of sedition for political gain or to serve sectarian expansionism schemes. They fantasize about these schemes as the Garden of Eden for them, failing to realize that it will be akin to entering Hell with their own feet.

These people intentionally forget that the State does not take legal action against its citizens. The violators and those who commit crimes are held accountable in accordance with the law.

In interpreting the wickedness of their thoughts, is it not an obvious attempt on their part to cover the truth and mislead others while portraying the State as standing in favor of a certain sect over the other?

Those trying to depict an ugly image of Kuwait will never succeed in deceiving anyone. The practices of oppressive and sectarian Iraqi and Iranian agencies will never spread in a country of humanity and freedom; as an old adage goes, “Tell a rational person about something irrational, if he finds it rational, then he is irrational”.

Kuwaitis are free and at their best in all spectrums. They are not naÔve to fall for lies and fabrications uttered by these people.  It is enough that the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs stuffed their mouths decisively.

In verse 41:36 of the Holy Quran, Allah says: “And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, seek refuge in Allah.  Indeed, He is All-hearing and All-knowing.”

I seek refuge in Allah; I seek refuge in Allah from the damned Satan who blows into the ears of some members of the Parliament.  We raise our hands in supplication to ask Almighty Allah to be kind to us, because “no one sees the kindness of Allah except those who prosper in observation of Allah’s wisdom and might”.

By Ahmed Al-Jarallah

Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times

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