Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yemen crisis: President resigns as rebels tighten hold

Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa, 22 January  
Shia Houthi rebels continued to ring the presidential palace in Sanaa on Thursday

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The president of Yemen has resigned along with his prime minister in protest at the takeover of the capital Sanaa by Shia Houthi rebels, creating a dangerous political vacuum.
President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi said he could not continue after the Houthis failed to honour a peace deal.
Parliament has reportedly refused to accept the resignations.
Security sources have told the BBC that Yemen's intelligence chief, Ali Hassan al-Ahmedi, has also stepped down.
There are reports of explosions in the southern port city of Aden, where President Hadi has a strong following.
Houthi rebel figures publicly welcomed the resignation of the president with one proposing the creation of a ruling council.
The council would include Houthi-led groups, Abu al-Malek Yousef al-Fishi was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
Houthi leaders had previously committed themselves to withdrawing from key positions around the presidential palace and the home of President Hadi.
The US, which is helping fight al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, said it was still assessing the implications of President Hadi's move.
Men watch the news on a screen in Sanaa, 22 January  
The struggle in the capital has gripped the country
Aden's airport was shut down in protest at rebel actions in the capital, 22 January  
Aden airport in south Yemen was shut down in protest at rebel actions in the capital
Tribal gunmen hold weapons apparently to protect their province from possible attacks by Shia Houthi rebels in the oil-rich province of Maarib, Yemen, 22 January  
Tribal gunmen in the oil-rich province of Maarib could be seen mustering on Thursday, apparently to ward off possible attacks by the Shia Houthi rebels
Analysis: Sebastian Usher, BBC World Service
The resignation of the Yemeni president and his government is likely to plunge an already unstable country into uncharted territory.
Mr Hadi has been surrounded in his home in the capital, Sanaa, by rebels for several days. His resignation may be the last card he had left to play after being pushed to the brink.
The rebels have publicly welcomed his resignation but it is not what they wanted. As minority Shias from the north, their authority will not be accepted in the south, where many want to return to having their own state.
With no president and no government, there is also a fear that al-Qaeda's powerful branch in Yemen could make new gains from the political vacuum.
'Political maze' Local officials in Aden told Reuters news agency that unidentified gunmen had attacked two military vehicles in the city early on Friday, local time.
Three explosions were heard during the attack, which was followed by the clashes, said one of the officials, who declined to be identified.
Explosions and clashes were also reported by Qatar-based broadcaster al-Jazeera, which said they were happening on the city's Martyrs' Square.
In his letter of resignation, seen by the Associated Press news agency, Mr Hadi said the parties had reached a "deadlock".
"We found out that we are unable to achieve the goal, for which we bear a lot of pain and disappointment," he said.
Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi speaks during the closing session of the national dialogue conference in Sanaa, Yemen. Hadi submitted his resignation Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 
 President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has been in power since 2012
Yemen’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Khaled Bahah (C) speaks to reporters after the Yemeni parliament voted to support the new government, in Sana’a, Yemen, 18 December 2014  
Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was in office for just over three months

A government source told the BBC that ministers were resigning in protest at the rebels'
challenge to Yemen's sovereignty and their seizure of state institutions.
In his resignation letter, Prime Minister Khaled Bahah said the cabinet did not want to be dragged into an "unconstructive political maze".
Earlier this week, Houthi gunmen fired on Mr Bahah's convoy and then laid siege to the presidential palace, where he was staying.
Then on Wednesday the home of President Hadi was shelled, shattering a ceasefire that had been agreed only hours earlier.
The ceasefire deal had met a series of rebel demands including the expansion of Houthi representation in parliament and state institution.
In return, the rebels said they would pull back from their positions and free the president's chief-of-staff, whom they have held since Saturday. But so far they have not done so.
The Houthis, who follow a branch of Shia Islam known as Zaidism, have staged periodic uprisings since 2004 in an effort to win greater autonomy for their northern heartland of Saada province.
Since July the rebels have inflicted defeats on tribal and militia groups backed by the leading Sunni Islamist party, Islah, and battled al-Qaeda as they have pushed into central and western provinces.


Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz dies

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz was the fifth of his brothers to take the throne and became king in 2005, reports Caroline Hawley

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, royal officials have announced, weeks after he was admitted to hospital.
King Abdullah, who was said to be aged about 90, had been suffering from a lung infection.
A statement early on Friday said his 79-year-old half brother, Salman, had become king.
Abdullah came to the throne in 2005 but had suffered frequent bouts of ill health in recent years.
Analysis: BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner The official announcement from the Royal Court came as little surprise, but this is still a historic and sad moment for this deeply conservative Muslim country, home to the two holiest sites in Islam, at Mecca and Medina, and the world's biggest oil exporter and producer.
As king he pushed through cautious reforms, including giving women a greater public role, against opposition from religious conservatives.
King Salman assumes the throne at a difficult time for Saudi Arabia. Having defeated an Islamist insurgency 10 years ago, the country now finds itself sandwiched between the growing threats from al-Qaeda in Yemen to the south and Islamic State to the north. Both groups have their sympathisers inside Saudi Arabia.
King Salman, 79, had recently taken on the ailing monarch's responsibilities.
Before the announcement, Saudi television cut to Koranic verses, which often signifies the death of a senior royal.
The late king's half brother Muqrin, who is in his late 60s, has been named the new crown prince, the official statement said.
The BBC's Frank Gardner says Saudi Arabia could face an increasing internal security problem following the death of King Abdullah
All three are sons of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, King Abdulaziz, usually referred to as Ibn Saud, who died in 1953.
King Salman called on the royal family's Allegiance Council to recognise Muqrin as his crown prince and heir.
"His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1am this morning," the statement said.
US President Barack Obama expressed his personal sympathies and those of the American people, on the death of King Abdullah.
"As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions. One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the US-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond," he said.
Vice-President Joe Biden tweeted that he would lead a delegation to Riyadh to pay respects.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Abdullah would be remembered for his "commitment to peace and for strengthening understanding between faiths".
King Abdullah: Key events
  • Believed born in Riyadh in August 1924, although actual date is disputed
  • His mother, Fahda, was the eighth of King Abdulaziz al-Saud's 16 wives
  • Appointed commander of the Saudi National Guard in 1962
  • Became crown prince and first deputy prime minister in 1982 when King Fahd succeeded King Khalid
  • Succeeded to the throne in August 2005 following the death of King Fahd
Obituary: King Abdullah
Abdullah was the 13th of the 37 sons of King Abdulaziz. He is believed to have been born in August 1924 in Riyadh, although there is some dispute about his actual birth date.
In 1962 he was appointed commander of the Saudi National Guard, where he earned the respect and loyalty of the desert tribes.
When he came to the throne in 2005 he succeeded another half-brother, Fahd.
However, he had already been Saudi Arabia's de-facto leader for 10 years because his predecessor had been debilitated by a stroke.
Correspondents say Abdullah was seen as a reformer at home, albeit a slow and steady one.
He allowed mild criticism of his government in the press, and hinted that more women should be allowed to work.
King Salman spent 48 years as governor of Riyadh Province before becoming crown prince and defence minister.
BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says it is thought unlikely that he will embark on any great changes.
In a recent meeting with the BBC in Jeddah, he appeared alert and well-briefed but walked with the aid of a stick, our correspondent adds.
Saudi Crown Prince Salman (02/09/14)  
King Salman has succeeded Abdullah
King Salman: Key facts
  • Born on 31 December 1935
  • Son of Princess Hassa al-Sudairi
  • Governor of Riyadh from 1955-1960 and again from 1963 to 2011
  • Appointed defence minister upon death of his brother Crown Prince Sultan
  • Owns important stake in one of the Arab world's largest media groups
Profile: King Salman

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dies

State TV says Crown Prince Salman has succeeded King Abdullah, who died at the age of 90.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Effects of Diabetes on the Body

Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect the body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone that allows your body to turn glucose into energy. Diabetes can be effectively managed, but potential complications include heart disease, stroke, and kidney damage.
If you have diabetes, you’re at increased risk of developing high blood pressure. Read more.
Pancreas Malfunction
Excessive Urination
Loss of Consciousness
Lack of Concentration
Damaged Blood Vessels
High Blood Pressure
Bacterial, Fungal, and Yeast Infections
Diabetic Retinopathy
Extreme Thirst
Sweet-Smelling Breath
Protein in the Urine
Stomach Problems
Foot Problems
Heart Disease
Dry, Cracked Skin
Peripheral Neuropathy
Cataracts and Glaucoma

The Effects of Diabetes on the Body

After you eat or drink, your body breaks down the sugars in your blood and turns it into glucose. The glucose travels through your bloodstream and provides your body with energy. To accomplish this, your pancreas needs to produce a hormone called insulin. In a person with diabetes (diabetes mellitus), the pancreas either produces too little insulin or none at all, or the insulin can’t be used effectively. This allows blood glucose levels to rise while the rest of your cells are deprived of much needed energy. This can lead to a wide variety of problems affecting nearly every part of your body.
There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1, also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is an immune system disorder. In Type 1 diabetes, the patient’s own immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, destroying the ability to manufacture insulin. People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin to live. Most people with Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed as children or young adults.
The main problem in Type 2 diabetes is the presence of what is called insulin resistance. In this sort of diabetes, the pancreas starts off robust in its production of insulin. However, cells that need energy don’t respond normally to the usual amounts of insulin. The pancreas has to produce much higher levels of the hormone in order to manage blood glucose levels. Over time, the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas can burn themselves out due to this overproduction. At this point a person with Type 2 diabetes begins to require insulin medication. However, in earlier phases of this more common type of diabetes, the illness can be effectively managed with diet, exercise, and careful monitoring of blood sugars. Some people with Type 2 diabetes may require a variety of oral medications and eventually, as described above, some will eventually need insulin.
Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy. Most of the time, gestational diabetes can be controlled through diet and exercise, and it typically resolves after the baby is delivered.
Common symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination, and sluggishness. Blood tests will reveal high sugar levels.

Endocrine, Excretory, and Digestive Systems

Your pancreas produces and releases insulin to help make energy out of sugars. If your pancreas produces little or no insulin, or if your body can’t use it, alternate hormones are used to turn fat into energy. This can create high levels of toxic chemicals, including acids and ketone bodies, which may lead to a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis. This is a serious complication of the disease. Symptoms include extreme thirst, excessive urination, and fatigue. Your breath may have a sweet scent that is caused by the elevated levels of ketone bodies in the blood. High blood sugar levels and excess ketones in your urine can confirm diabetic ketoacidosis. Untreated, the condition can lead to loss of consciousness or even death.
Diabetes can damage your kidneys, affecting their ability to filter waste products from your blood. Elevated amounts of protein in your urine (microalbuminuria) may be a sign that your kidneys aren’t functioning properly. Kidney disease related to diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. This condition doesn’t show symptoms until it advances to later stages. People with diabetes should be evaluated for nephropathy in order to avoid irreversible kidney damage and kidney failure.
Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) occurs in Type 2 diabetes. It involves very high blood glucose levels but without ketones. Symptoms also include dehydration and loss of consciousness. It usually happens to people whose diabetes is undiagnosed or who have not been able to control their diabetes. It can also be caused by heart attack, stroke, or infection.
High blood glucose levels can make it hard for your stomach to completely empty (gastroparesis). In turn, the delay causes blood glucose levels to rise. Diabetes is the leading cause of gastroparesis. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bloating, and heartburn.

Circulatory System

High blood glucose levels can contribute to the formation of fatty deposits in blood vessel walls. Over time, that can restrict blood flow and increase the risk of hardening of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis).
Lack of blood flow can affect your hands and feet. Poor circulation can cause pain in the calves while you’re walking (intermittent claudication). People with diabetes are particularly prone to foot problems due to narrowed blood vessels in the leg and foot. Your feet may feel cold, and you may be unable to feel heat due to lack of sensation. A condition called diabetic neuropathy causes decreased sensation in the extremities, which may prevent you from noticing an injury or infection. Diabetes increases your risk of developing infections or ulcers of the foot. Poor blood flow and nerve damage increase the likelihood of having a foot or leg amputated. If you have diabetes, it is critical that you take good care of your feet and inspect them often.
Diabetes raises your risk of developing high blood pressure, putting strain on the heart. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, people with diabetes have double the risk of heart disease or stroke than people without diabetes. Monitoring and controlling your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol can lower that risk. So can good eating habits and exercise.
Diabetes and smoking are a very bad mix, increasing risk of cardiovascular problems and restricted blood flow.

Integumentary System

Diabetes can affect your skin. Lack of moisture can cause the skin on your feet to dry and crack. It is important to completely dry your feet after bathing or swimming. You can use petroleum jelly or gentle creams, but be careful: creams or oils left between your toes can become so moist that it can lead to infection.
High-pressure spots under your foot can lead to calluses. If you don’t take good care of them, they can become infected or develop ulcers. If you get an ulcer, see your doctor immediately to lower your risk of losing your foot.
You may also be more prone to boils, infection of the hair follicles (folliculitis), sties, and infected nails. People with diabetes have a higher incidence of bacterial infections, including staph (Staphylococcus), than the general population.
Moist, warm folds in the skin are susceptible to fungal or yeast infections. You’re most likely to develop this type of infection between fingers and toes, the groin, armpits, or in the corners of your mouth. Symptoms include redness, blistering, and itchiness.
A condition called diabetic dermopathy can cause brown patches on the skin. There’s no cause for concern and no treatment is necessary. Eruptive xanthomatosis causes hard yellow bumps with a red ring. Digital sclerosis causes thick skin, most often on the hands or feet. Both of these skin conditions are signs of unmanaged diabetes. They usually clear up when you get your blood sugar under control.

Central Nervous System

Diabetes causes damage to the nerves (peripheral neuropathy), which can affect your perception of heat, cold, and pain, making you more susceptible to injury. This also makes it more likely that you’ll ignore an injury, especially if it’s in a difficult place to see, such as between your toes, on your heels, or the bottoms of your feet.
Swollen, leaky blood vessels in the eye (diabetic retinopathy) can damage your vision and even lead to blindness. Symptoms include floaters or spots in your field of vision. People with diabetes tend to develop cataracts at an earlier age than other people. They are also more likely to develop glaucoma. Symptoms of eye trouble can be mild at first, so it’s important to see your eye doctor regularly.

Reproductive System

The hormones of pregnancy can cause gestational diabetes. This also increases the risk of high blood pressure (preeclampsia or ecclampsia). In most cases, gestational diabetes is easily controlled, and glucose levels return to normal after the baby is born. Symptoms are the same as other types of diabetes, but may also include repeated infections affecting the vagina and bladder. Women with gestational diabetes may have babies with higher birth weight, making delivery more complicated. Women who have had gestational diabetes should be monitored, as there’s an increased risk of developing diabetes within ten years.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Freedom of speech is a French myth

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Nicolas SarkozyWhen Nicolas Sarkozy [pictured] was the Interior Minister he ordered the sacking of the director of Paris Match because he had published photos of his wife Cécilia Sarkozy with another man in New York
Years of taunts, insults and humiliating caricatures of the revered Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and immigrants, by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has resulted in what the French authorities have long warned against, an explosion of violence leading to the tragic deaths and injuries of more than 20 people. President François Hollande described the carnage as an assault on secular French values, democracy, freedom of speech and expression; he condemned "Islamic terrorists" for such heinous crimes.
The bloodbath in Paris, though, had nothing to do with freedom of speech nor, indeed, Islam.
The deliberate provocation of six million Muslims in France and their 1.8 billion co-religionists worldwide through constant racial vulgarity and indignity directed at the Prophet and Islam under the guise of freedom of speech is reckless and reprehensible. Do French "values" and democracy really confer the freedom to denigrate someone who is cherished so deeply by fellow human beings?
It is now being promoted that the French media is free to publish anything as a fundamental right without restrictions of any kind; this is a myth. For example, French law does not permit the publication of material that promotes the use of drugs; hatred based on race or gender; insults about the national flag and anthem; or questions about the Nazi Holocaust. Dieudonné M'Bala, a French comedian and satirist, was convicted and fined in a French court for describing Holocaust remembrance as "memorial pornography".
In fact, in 2008, one of Charlie Hebdo's famous cartoonists, Siné, wrote a short note citing a news item that former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's son Jean was going to convert to Judaism to marry the heiress of a prosperous appliance chain. Siné added the comment, "He'll go far, this lad." For that, Siné was sacked on the grounds of his "anti-Semitism".
When Sarkozy was the Interior Minister he ordered the sacking of the director of Paris Match because he had published photos of his wife Cécilia Sarkozy with another man in New York. He even had rapper "Joestarr's" song censored because it criticised the politician.
A French court banned Closer magazine from re-publishing or distributing photographs in France of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless. Despite this, Muslim women have been ostracised and forbidden to wear the headscarves in educational institutions and are ridiculed, arrested and fined for wearing the face veil in public.
The "Quenelle" hand sign has been described as anti-establishment and anti-Zionist by French youth and famous footballer Nicolas Anelka. It has stoked serious controversy in France since first being used by anti-establishment comedian M'Bala in 2005. He has been barred from many theatres and convicted a number of times for exercising his "freedom of speech" and using the Quenelle.
Protests by Muslims about blasphemous films and cartoons have been banned by the French authorities; France was the first country in the world to ban demonstrations in support of the Palestinians massacred in Gaza. This has led to the further marginalisation of France's Muslim and African minorities in the political and social life of the nation and increasing anti-Muslim bigotry and hate-crimes.
Many have seen through the hypocrisy of a nation outraged at the murder of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo's office, and yet is complicit with Israel in the murder of 17 journalists and 2,300 men, women and children in Gaza last year.
France's support for the "war on terror", the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and its pivotal role in Libya and Mali, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, adds to the grievance and disaffection of French Muslims. The humiliation, suffering and injustices felt for their co-religionists makes for a common cause.
There is undoubtedly political motivation underlying the vile, racist and vulgar cartoons lampooning Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which is fuelling the climate of Islamophobia. Claims by defenders of Charlie Hebdo that other religious icons have been vilified disregard the fact that the targeting of Muslims has been more systematic and consistent. Instead of maligning the rich and powerful in society, the magazine's cartoonists satirise the weak and marginalised, adding fuel to an already volatile fire.
When Muslims are mocked and insulted, and their Prophet, whom they love more than themselves, is dishonoured in an appalling way under the guise of "freedom of speech", it has to be a factor in the explosion of violent fury in Paris. Freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to defame or malign a Prophet except, it seems, in Europe.
There has been a near-universal condemnation by Muslim leaders of the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Muslims have been urged to follow the Prophet's example of never retaliating against those who insulted him personally. Islam emphasises that the rights of each individual are limited by the rights of others and society at large. These rights do not merely include freedom of speech, but equally the basic right to dignity, privacy and respect, and the right not to be subjected to degrading or inhuman treatment. Perhaps the French and their European and Western counterparts (including those in the supposedly Muslim world) need to imbibe Islamic values of tolerance, respect and honour if the obvious application of double standards is to be avoided in future.

Chechen leader blasts Europe over double standards on terrorism

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Published time: January 12, 2015 10:14
Edited time: January 12, 2015 19:13
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov (RIA Novosti/Said Tsarnaev)
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov (RIA Novosti/Said Tsarnaev)
The unprecedented public response to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in France could be organized by those who want to stir anti-Islamic sentiment and distract people from other problems, claims the leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.
The head of the Chechen Republic explained his position through his longtime medium of choice – the Instagram photo sharing service. In an extensive post accompanying a picture of himself Kadyrov said that he welcomed the “single-hearted” denouncing of terrorism by world leaders as well as the millions of people taking part in demonstrations in Paris. He also condemned the killing of unarmed people by terrorists and considered the fight against terrorism the most important task in his life.

At the same time Kadyrov posed a question. Was the denouncing aimed at terrorism only in France or were the public figures and people targeting the evil all over the World?
Why the presidents, kings and prime ministers have never led marches of protest against the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Afghans, Syrians, Egyptians, Libyans, Yemenis, and Iraqis? Why did they remain silent when terrorists exploded a bomb in the Chechen government HQ or when they blew up the Grozny stadium killing Chechen President Akhmad-Haji Kadyrov [Ramzan Kadyrov’s father] and his aides? Why did they not react to the raid on the school in Beslan and the hostage taking at Moscow’s Dubrovka Theater? Why keep silent when in December last year terrorists captured the House of Press and a school in Grozny, killing and injuring over 50 people?” Kadyrov writes in his latest address.
It is impossible to secure Paris, London, Madrid and other European capitals if the whole society fails to condemn those who raise and sponsor terrorists all over the world masking it as support for opposition movements,” Kadyrov stated.
The Chechen strongman wrote that he suspected some powerful forces of preparing the whole scenario in order to incite an anti-Islamic mood in Europe or to distract public attention from some brewing global problem.
A fervent believer in Islam, Kadyrov also wrote that he and his allies would not allow anyone to insult the Prophet, even if this would cost them their lives. “If we are still silent this does not mean that we cannot get millions of people onto the streets all over the world protesting against those who connive at the insults to Muslims’ religious feelings. Is this what you want?” he stated, apparently addressing the political leaders of the Western world.
The head of the Chechen republic also suggested the mass media had “allowed themselves to get involved in the scandal,” and should apologize to Muslims to end the controversy. “Peace and stability are more important for all peoples than the right of a handful of journalists to disrespect the Prophet,” he wrote.

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hezbollah leader on Charlie Hebdo: ‘Extremists more offensive to Islam than cartoons’

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Published time: January 10, 2015 08:33
Edited time: January 11, 2015 05:00
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.(Reuters / Hasan Shaaban)
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.(Reuters / Hasan Shaaban)
Islamic extremists following a ‘takfiri’ ideology are more offensive to the Prophet Mohammed than Western satirical cartoons, chief of the Lebanese military faction Hezbollah, Hasan Nasrallah, said following the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack.
"The behavior of the takfiri groups that claim to follow Islam have distorted Islam, the Koran and the Muslim nation more than Islam’s enemies ... who insulted the prophet in films... or drew cartoons of the prophet," the Hezbollah leader said in a televised speech to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.
Militant Islam practices a ‘takfiri’ doctrine that allows it to brand other Muslims apostates for allegedly going against the faith’s true teachings.
A tragic attack on Wednesday took the lives of 12 people, when armed gunmen stormed the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, prompting a citywide manhunt. The magazine had printed cartoons that mocked the Prophet.
READ MORE: 12 dead in shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Nasrallah went on to say that “Takfiris are the biggest threat to Islam, as a religion [and] as a message.”
The Charlie Hebdo terror attack should be taken as “revenge for the honor” of Islam’s prophet, according to a source allegedly belonging to Yemen’s branch of Al-Qaeda, who wrote to several news outlets with the message.

French riot police block the avenue Kleber after an alert in Paris, January 9, 2015.(Reuters / Philippe Wojazer )
French riot police block the avenue Kleber after an alert in Paris, January 9, 2015.(Reuters / Philippe Wojazer )
The reaction to the attack was one of global outrage, both in the Christian and Muslim worlds. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sent his condolences to President Hollande, saying, “terrorism is an international phenomenon that should be faced and terminated through joint international effort.”
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu also spoke out against radical Islam, calling the incident “a murderous attack on free expression” and an indication “of the disdain of radical Islam for the values we hold dear.”
The Israeli PM drew parallels between the Paris massacre and rocket attacks on Israeli cities by the Palestinian Islamist group, Hamas.
Hamas released a statement in French on Saturday, in which it also condemned the Charlie Hebdo attack.
“Differences of opinion and thought cannot justify murder," the group said in a statement, cited by AFP.
Hamas also slammed Netanyahu for his “desperate attempts… to make a connection between our movement and the resistance of our people on the one hand and global terrorism on the other.”
Similar comments came from the Palestinian authority, who called the attack a “heinous crime.”
As for Lebanon’s own government, Prime Minister Tamman Salam has condemned Wednesday’s actions as an “unacceptable and unjustifiable terrorist act.”
The manhunt for the Charlie Hebdo terror attack suspects, Cherif and Said Kouachi, ended dramatically on Friday. Both were killed in a shootout with police in Dammartin-en-Goele northeast of Paris, while one policeman was injured. A worker who was taken hostage by the attackers was freed.
However, other hostage situations in France arose promptly, with at least one carried out by accomplices of the Kouachis.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday that he is not ruling out the possibility of more terrorist attacks against the country.

Porn dominates Saudi mobile use

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Saudi women (file photo)
Gender segregation is enforced strictly by the Saudi authorities
Up to 70% of files exchanged between Saudi teenagers' mobile phones contain pornography, according to a study in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom. The study quoted in Arab News focussed on the phones of teenagers detained by religious police for harassing girls.
The same researcher also found that 88% of girls say they have been victims of harassment using Bluetooth technology.
Saudi Arabia has toughened penalties for misuse of mobile phones which challenge its strict social traditions.
"The flash memory of mobile phones taken from teenagers showed 69.7% of 1,470 files saved in them were pornographic and 8.6% were related to violence," said report author Professor Abdullah al-Rasheed.
He presented his study at a seminar organised by the King Fahd Security Academy, Arab News reports.
Social contact between genders is banned in public in Saudi Arabia, which enforces a strict interpretation of Islamic law and morality.
But the spread of Bluetooth technology, allowing wireless connection between mobile phones, has allowed for increased opportunities of communication as well as abuse by predatory young men. 

Apology for 'Muslim-only Birmingham'

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US terror commentator Steven Emerson was speaking to Fox presenter Jeanine Pirro
An American terrorism commentator speaking on Fox News has been forced to apologise for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go in".
Steven Emerson told the channel that in London "Muslim religious police" beat "anyone who doesn't dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire".
He later issued an apology for his "terrible error".
But many on social media have been ridiculing his comments.
One claimed: "Birmingham's refuse collectors are all Bin Laden."
Another tweet said: "As someone born and raised in Birmingham, I must admit there was a pressure to read the Kerrang."
"I was supposed to go to Birmingham last week but I forgot my passport," said one tweeter.
'No excuse' His comments about Birmingham and London led to many reacting on hashtag #FoxNewsFacts.
Some accused him on his investigative website of "speaking nonsense" and called his claims "utter rubbish".
Emerson, who founded a group called The Investigative Project on Terrorism, was giving his perspective on the terror attacks in France to Fox presenter Jeanine Pirro.
A witness called to testify to at least one Congressional committee, he later apologised and has offered to make a donation to Birmingham Children's Hospital.
"I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry. My comments about Birmingham were totally in error."
He said he would be issuing an apology on his website for "this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham".
"I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources because I should have been much more careful.
"There was no excuse for making this mistake and I owe an apology to every resident of Birmingham."

Saudi blogger Badawi 'flogged for Islam insult'

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi  
Mr Badawi will reportedly be flogged weekly until he has received 1,000 lashes

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A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.
Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail, was flogged 50 times. The flogging will be carried out weekly, campaigners say.
Mr Badawi, the co-founder of a now banned website called the Liberal Saudi Network, was arrested in 2012.
Rights groups condemned his conviction and the US appealed for clemency.
On Thursday state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki urged the Saudi authorities to "cancel this brutal punishment" and to review his case.
In addition to his sentence, Mr Badawi was ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000; £175,000).
In 2013 he was cleared of apostasy, which could have carried a death sentence.
Last year Mr Badawi's lawyer was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of a range of offences in an anti-terrorism court, the Associated Press news agency reported.
'Act of cruelty' The flogging took place outside a mosque in the Red Sea city of Jeddah after Friday prayers, witnesses said.
AFP news agency, quoting people at the scene, said Mr Badawi arrived at the mosque in a police car and had the charges read out to him in front of a crowd.
He was then made to stand with his back to onlookers and whipped, though he remained silent, the witnesses said.
The sentence was widely condemned by human rights groups.
"The flogging of Raif Badawi is a vicious act of cruelty which is prohibited under international law," said Said Boumedouha of Amnesty International.
"By ignoring international calls to cancel the flogging Saudi Arabia's authorities have demonstrated an abhorrent disregard for the most basic human rights principles."
Saudi Arabia enforces a strict version of Islamic law and does not tolerate political dissent. It has some of the highest social media usage rates in the region, and has cracked down on domestic online criticism, imposing harsh punishments.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Deadly bombing targets U.S.-trained Somali forces


A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into army convoy in Mogadishu, according to police in Somalia.
A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into army convoy in Mogadishu, according to police in Somalia.

Story highlights

  • Four civilians and three soldiers were killed, Somali police say
  • Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility
Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into an army convoy Sunday in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, killing four civilians and three soldiers in addition to himself, police said.
The al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility through its spokesman Sheikh Ali Dheere.
The convoy was carrying U.S.-trained special forces when it was targeted near a vegetable market, Capt. Mahad Abdi, a Somali police officer, told CNN.

Search for woman linked to Paris hostage-taker goes global

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Turkish official: Female suspect entered Turkey 02:10

Story highlights

  • Hayat Boumeddiene, alleged accomplice of Amedy Coulibaly, entered Turkey, source says
  • Police killed Coulibaly in standoff, hostage-taking at Paris market
  • Le Monde says photos show Boumeddiene in a niqab and holding a weapon in 2010
(CNN)Hayat Boumeddiene seemed kind and polite, always wearing a veil and often motoring around on a scooter with her romantic partner Amedy Coulibaly, a neighbor in a southern Paris suburb recalls.
Now the 26-year-old Boumeddiene is the subject of an international dragnet after Coulibaly -- said to be linked to two brothers suspected in Wednesday's massacre at the offices of a Parisian satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- allegedly killed hostages at a Paris kosher supermarket Friday before police fatally shot him.
Police earlier named Boumeddiene and Coulibaly as suspects in Thursday's slaying of a female police officer in the southern suburb of Montrouge.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene.
With Coulibaly dead, and Charlie Hebdo suspects Cherif and Said Kouachi killed Friday at a separate standoff north of Paris, Boumeddiene is the last prime, publicly identified suspect that police are seeking in connection with France's recent wave of terror attacks.
A French source close to the nation's security services said Boumeddiene is thought no longer to be in France.
She entered Turkey on January 2, a Turkish prime ministry source told CNN on Saturday. Turkish police have a track of her movements, said the source.
Boumeddiene is thought to have left for Turkey "of course to reach Syria," according to the French source.
The revelations raise questions of whether Boumeddiene was even in France during this week's attacks.
Earlier, French police union spokesman Pascal Disant said Boumeddiene may have left the market siege and eluded capture as hostages were freed. So far, no witness has publicly said she was there.
But Disant said that the Kouachi brothers and Coulibaly were part of the same jihadist groups, and Paris prosecutor Francois Molins indicated Boumedienne and Cherif Kouachi's wife also were well-connected, saying they exchanged 500 phone calls in 2014.
Who is Boumeddiene?
Armed investigators on Saturday milled around the apartment shared by Coulibaly and Boumeddiene in Fontenau aux Roses, south of Paris.
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Who is female terrorist suspect on the run? 01:32
Both of their names still were on a letterbox of the lobby of the building, situated across from a library.
They lived in an apartment above an Indian restaurant for about five years, according to a neighbor who spoke on condition of anonymity. The neighbor said the couple were always polite, and she often saw them drive around the neighborhood together on a scooter.
As far as the neighbor could remember, Boumeddiene always wore a niqab, a veil that some Islamic women wear to cover all of their head and face except for the eyes.
The French newspaper Le Parisien reported that Boumeddiene was one of seven siblings hailing from Villiers-sur-Marne, France. Her mother died in 1994, and at age 8 or 9 she and some of her other siblings were put into foster care when her father struggled to raise them alone, Le Parisien reported.
The paper reported that Boumeddiene "religiously wedded" Coulibaly in 2009. The next year, Coulibaly and Cherif Kouachi were involved in a 2010 attempt to free an Algerian serving time for the 1995 subway bombing, a Western intelligence source told CNN.
Coulibaly was indicted May 22, 2010, and spent time in prison in connection with the prison break plot. Cherif Kouachi was under investigation for the same plot, but there was not enough evidence to indict him, the source said.
Photos published by the French newspaper Le Monde purport to show Boumeddiene in 2010, wearing a niqab and an abaya -- a loose garment covering the rest of her body -- and holding a weapon that appears to be a crossbow in a rural setting.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene.
Another photo shows her pointing the weapon at the camera, but her face is obscured by the niqab, with only her eyes exposed.
CNN has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the photos.
In one of the photos, Boumeddiene in a niqab is posing nearly cheek-to-cheek with Coulibaly in what the newspaper called a selfie.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly.
Coulibaly holds a pistol in a firing pose in another photo.
In another, Boumeddiene is kneeling and readies to fire the crossbow-like weapon. In that photo, her face and hands are exposed, but her face can only be seen in profile.
The market standoff
French authorities say Coulibaly took hostages at the Paris kosher supermarket on Friday. He demanded the release of the Kouachi brothers, who were surrounded by police in a print shop northeast of Paris, Disant said.
Police say a gunman killed four people at that grocery store. Video from French news media shows police raiding the store, and a man -- apparently Coulibaly -- being shot by police as he rushed out of the building toward the raiding officers.
Israeli government sources told CNN that French President François Hollande had told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that 15 people were rescued. The four hostages who died were killed by the gunman before police stormed the market, sources said.
Two police officers were also wounded in the raid, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters.
Hollande said that the market deaths were an "anti-Semitic" act.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene.
The French newspaper Le Monde says this is a 2010 photo of Hayat Boumeddiene.
At almost the same time, the other pair of suspects, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, were killed in a police operation in Dammartin-en-Goele, near the Charles de Gaulle Airport northeast of Paris.
The Kouachis, who were brothers and the suspects in the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo magazine office, had been cornered at a printing business in the town, according to the mayor of a nearby town.

Paris attack designed to shore up France’s vassal status: Roberts

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Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:54AM
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
A former White House official says the terrorist attack that killed 12 people on Wednesday in Paris was a false flag operation “designed to shore up France’s vassal status to Washington.”
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, made the remarks in an article published on Thursday.
“The suspects can be both guilty and patsies. Just remember all the terrorist plots created by the FBI that served to make the terrorism threat real to Americans,” he wrote.
He said that the French economy is suffering from the US-imposed sanctions against Russia. “Shipyards are impacted from being unable to deliver Russian orders due to France’s vassalage status to Washington, and other aspects of the French economy are being adversely impacted by sanctions that Washington forced its NATO puppet states to apply to Russia.”
Dr. Roberts stated that French President Francois Hollande this week said that the sanctions against Russia should end. “This is too much foreign policy independence on France’s part for Washington.”
He added that the CIA has apparently resurrected a policy that it followed against Europeans during the post-WW II era when the US spy agency would carry out attacks in European states and blame them on communist groups.
Dr. Roberts said now the US agencies have planned false flag operations in Europe to create hatred against Muslims and bring European countries under Washington’s sphere of influence.
He noted that “the attack on Charlie Hebdo was an inside job and that people identified by NSA as hostile to the Western wars against Muslims are going to be framed for an inside job designed to pull France firmly back under Washington’s thumb.”
The widely read columnist stated that the US “government tells Americans whatever story the government puts together and sits and laughs at the gullibility of the public.”

Charlie Hebdo Shootings - Censored Video

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Somalia mental health: one story of hope

مسلمو الهند كما لم نرهم من قبل "سرينَغَر: فينيسيا الشرق" - أخبار الآن

سعودي يطلّق زوجته انتقاماً لطرده من "جروب" على واتساب..

البرد و الأمطار يهددان حياة ملايين النازحين في شمال سوريا - أخبار الآن

مصباح علاء الدين ، مقدمة وتمهيد .. بقلم دكتور أحمد كلحى

موقع الدكتور أحمد كلحى
مقدمة وتمهيد

يقول الفرزدق :
لا خير فى حسن الجسوم وطولها     اذا لم يزن حسن الجسوم عقولا
ويقول أمير الشعراء :
ان الشجاعة فى القلوب كثيرة       ووجدت شجعان العقول قليلا
ويقول المثل الانجليزى :
اذا قاد الأعمى رجلا أعمى سقط كلاهما فى الحفرة
أما العرب فتقول
عدو عاقل خير من صديق جاهل
هذا لأن العقل منبع الفكر ، والفكرة طائر يحلق بلا أجنحة
الفكرة قلم بحد السيف ونبتة بعطر الزهور ونسمة بعبير الربيع وشمعة بضياء الشمس وبنور القمر
الفكرة شجرة باسقة أصلها ثابت وفرعها فى السماء تؤتى أكلها كل حين باذن ربها ويكأنها درب المحبين وطريق العاشقين الذى يهذب الأرواح ويهز القلوب وترتعش على ذراته الأجساد وهى تبحث عن ذاتها وعن أصل رقيها
الفكرة طريق أنوار الله وسفينة الوصول لقربه والعيش فى معيته
كائن مخلوق من حماء مسنون كريه الرائحة لم يرتق الا من خلال الفكرة التى أوصلته الى درجة القرب
لم تكن مصادفة أن يكون الدماغ أعلى الجسد لأن العقل منبع الفكرة والفكرة طائر مغرد يصعد بك الى غاية خلقك وأصل ذاتك
لم يكن ديكارت مخطئا حين قال ( أنا أفكر اذا أنا موجود ) لكنه وللعامة كان عليه أن يضيف ( أنا أفكر اذا أنا موجود وأنا أفكر اذا أنا أسير على درب الرقى )
حدثونى عن أى تحول بشرى فى نطاق الجماعة لم يك نتيجة فكرة ؟
فلم يكن التحول فى جزيرة العرب البدو الرحل من جماعات بدوية الى أمة متحضرة سادت العالم يوما الا نتاج فكرة أخذت تزرع وتنمى فى مجتمعهم طيلة سنوات العهد المكى ، فكرة وجود اله وفكرة التوحيد لاله واحد ، فكرة ضرورة وجود دين وحياة وموت وبعث ، فكرة المساواة التى ساوت بين سادات قريش وعبيدها ، بين أغنياء قريش وفقرائها ، بين أقوياء قريش وضعفائها ، وفكرة حرية الاعتقاد وحرية الذات التى حررتهم من عبودية الأشخاص وعبودية المادة الى عبودية رب واحد
وفى عصرنا القريب لم تكن الثورات الأوروبية الناجحة الا نتيجة وثمرة للفكر الذى زرعه ونماه كتاب وفلاسفة عصر النهضة فكانت الثورات تحول فكرى لا تغيير أنظمة
أخبرونى عن أى تغير فردى لم يكن نتيجة فكرة حولته من خيال جسد الى انسان يجمع بين جنبيه أسرار الكون وأنوار الكلمة ؟
دلونى على مبدع قلم لم تكن الفكرة نبض كلمته ؟
أنبئونى عن نبى كريم لم تكن الفكرة نبراس دعوته ؟
لنقف متأملين برهة
ما هو العقل ؟ ما هى الفكرة ؟ وهل للفكرة حيز ومنتهى ؟ هل للفكرة حد ؟ وما هى غايتها ؟
دعونا نرتدى عباءة علاء الدين لكن قبل أن يجد مصباحه الذى حقق أحلامه وأمانيه
دعونا نتقمص شخصيته فى عالم من الخيال وفى جزيرة منعزلة لنعود معه الى بدايات العقل الانسانى بعد ان نسى علم أبيه الأول
لننسى للحظات ما سطرته الأنامل عبر العصور
ساعتها سنسأل من نحن ولماذا نعيش ، ولماذا تنتهى الحياة بالموت ، كيف نأكل ولماذا وكيف نشرب ولماذا ؟
أسئلة لا نهاية لها ستنتابنا حينئذ وعندها سنكون مضطرين لأن نتلمس أهمية الفكر وعظم التفكير وقيمة العقل الذى كلما ازداد عملا ازدادت الحيرة وازداد معها عذاب البحث عن الغاية ، بيد أن من الجميل الرائع أن الحيرة سرعان ما يخف وطأتها كلما تلمسنا جوابا على سؤال أو وضعت أمامنا حقيقة لم نكن نسعى للوصول اليها
الفكرة قالب بلا جدران لأنها من باب الغاية فحتما دربها بين يحدد طريق البحث عن الذات وتمنع الانزلاق فى ظلمات الضياع ، لكنها وفى ذات الوقت لا حد لشموليتها فهى دوما فى ازدياد مضطرد ، رحبة ، واسعة كاتساع الكون
من يقتنع بفكرة اذا لا يريد مناقشتها أو تقبل نقدها أو الدخول فى تفاصيلها فهو ديكتاتور جاهل يسجن الفكرة فى معتقل الجهل والتخلف
ان الفكرة نور مستمد من منبعه الالهى وسر من أسرار النفخة الأولى ( ونفخنا فيه من روحنا )
وهى العطية العظمى والنعمة الكبرى التى أودعت آدم عليه السلام وذريته فكان التعليم الربانى ( وعلم آدم الأسماء كلها )
ويكفى آدم وذريته شرفا أن يكون معلمهم الأول هو رب العالمين بلا واسطة ليهب الله بفضله للانسان شرف التعلم منه وفضل العقل الذى ميزه عن جميع الخلق وفضله حتى على ملائكته الكرام
فالعلم أداة المعرفة والمعرفة مفتاح للفكرة فكانت الفكرة ثمرة العلم الذى تم تفضيل آدم به وبه تم التكريم
عندئذ وفى التعمق جليا فى هذا المعنى نتسائل
كيف ينحى العقل جانبا فى هذه الأمة وأول خطاب الوحى لنبيها الكريم صلوات ربى وسلامه عليه كان (اقرأ) ؟
كيف ينحى العقل جانبا فى هذه الأمة ومعجزة نبيها فى قرآن ربها كلمة ؟
كيف ينحى العقل جانبا فى هذه الأمة وتشريعها فى خطاب ربها كلمة ؟
كيف لا تفهم الأمة المعنى ولا تعيه ؟
أليس القرآن الكريم هو كلام رب العالمين الذى تؤمن به الأمة عقيدة وشريعة وأخلاقا ومنهاجا ؟
فاذا لم يكن للعقل مكانته فما قيمة الكلمة وما قيمة الخطاب القرآنى الذى هو كلمة ؟
أليس الله جلت قدرته يخاطب بكلامه العظيم فى قرآنه العقل والعقلاء ؟
أليس من العجيب والغريب أن تقوم أمة عقيدة وشريعة ومنهاجا على الكلمة ثم لا تكون للكلمة والعقل والفكرة الا النكران والاستخفاف والهجر
فان كان العلم أداة المعرفة والمعرفة مفتاح الفكرة فان الفكرة وسيلة واساس للغاية النبيلة وحينها ستكون الكلمة وسيلة وتعبير وخطاب
فما قيمة الكلمة ان لم تكن ذات مدلول حتى تفهم ، وما قيمة الفهم ان لم يكن بعقلى أنا لا عقل غيرى ، وما قيمة العقل ان لم يثمر فكرة ، وما قيمة الفكرة ان لم تتحول الى فعل وعمل ، خلق وسلوك ، عقيدة وايمان ، فالكلمة فكرة وايمان وعمل ، فكرة تنبع من مدلولها وايمان ناتج عن عقيدة الاقتناع بها اى بفكرتها ثم عمل يثبت معه نبل الفكرة والايمان بها ، هكذا هى الكلمة والا أضحى حينها السكوت حتما من ذهب
ما معنى هذا ؟
معناه أن الكلمة يجب أن تكون لها مدلول ومعنى وغاية
نقف لحظة متأملين مستغربين فى آن واحد : ما هذا ؟
هذا ببساطة يعنى أن من الطبيعى أن يكون للكلمة فكرة تعبر عنها قد نعيها أو لا نعيها ، معنى هذا أيضا أننا نكتشف فى النهاية أن الفكرة - ان علمنا أو لم نعلم ، أو قصدنا أو لم نقصد - هى الغاية من الكلمة
ويحضرنى سؤال ساذج : هل التفكير درجة معرفية أو مستوى ثقافى أو تخصص علمى ليقال ان هذا الشخص هو المفكر فلان ؟
وباجابة ساذجة أيضا أجد ان هذا استخفاف بمدلول الفكر وبقيمة العقل وبتكريم الانسان ، لماذا ؟ لأن من المنطقى أن يكون لكل انسان عاقل عقل ، وان كانت الوظيفة الأولى للعقل هى التفكير فحتما سيكون كل انسان عاقل هو مفكر بطبعه بدرجة أو بأخرى
لنعود مجددا الى الحديث عن العقل ومكانته فى الأمة :
أجمع فقهاؤنا وعلماؤنا قديما وحديثا على قاعدة فقهية مفادها أن العقل مناط التكليف ولا تكليف على المجنون ومن فقد عقله وبالتالى لا حساب عليه لأنه يفتقد للوظيفة الأولى للعقل وهى التفكير الذى يجعله قادرا على فهم التكليف الشرعى والتمييز بين الخير والشر والطاعة والمعصية ، بل انه يفتقد لخاصية فهم درجات الطاعة فى العبادات ودرجات المعصية من فرض وواجب وسنة ومندوب وجائز ومكروه ومحرم .. الخ ، ثم انه فوق ذلك كله يفقتد قدرته على استنتاج مقاصد الشريعة وغاياته وطريقة اداء الحكم الشرعى لأنه اى الحكم الشرعى الواحد قد يتغير حكمه بتغير الظروف والأحوال فما هو جائز قد يتحول الى المكروه أو الحرمة وقد يتحول نفس الحكم الى الوجوب ومثال ذلك السباحة فحكمها الجواز لكن ان وجدت أحدهم يغرق ولا يوجد أحد غيرك وأنت باستطاعتك انقاذه بلا ضرر عليك سيتحول حكم السباحة من الجواز الى المندوب او الواجب ، ونفس الحكم فى السباحة سيتحول الى الكراهية او الحرمة ان كانت المياه عاصفة والأمواج متلاطمة والتهلكة أكيدة فسيتحول حكم السباحة حينها من الجواز الى الكراهية او الحرمة ، فأنت بعقلك اذا وبفكرك ستميز وستختار الحكم وتحدده أنت لا غيرك
والعقل أيضا سيجعلك تميز بين الأحكام الشرعية من باب فقه الأولويات فقد تقدم فرضا على فرض أو حكما على آخر وسنضرب مثالا : لو أنك تصلى فريضة الظهر مثلا ومر أمامك أعمى سيقع فى بئر عميق ، هنا يقول لك الشرع الحكيم اقطع الفرض لتنقذ الأعمى أى أنك تقدم حكما حتى على صلاة الفريضة ، والعقل هو الذى يجعلك تميز هذا وتعرفه وتحدد اتجاهك ناحيته
ليس هذا فحسب بل ان العقل أيضا يجعلك تستنبط حكما جديدا طبقا لمقاصد الشريعة وغاياتها كما فعل الفاروق عمر رضى الله عنه حينما ألغى اقامة حد السرقة فى عام المجاعة
ومن ناحية العقيدة ذاتها ففكرة وجود اله خالق تستوعبها بعقلك مقتنعا مؤمنا فهى تخاطب العقل بأدلة نقلية من القرآن والسنة وبأدلة كونية ومنطقية لذلك أيضا لا دعوة دين لمجنون
ولو أنك وقفت تدعو مجنونا لعبادة اله واحد لبدوت فى نظر المارة مجنونا مثله ، وما كان ذلك الا لأن حتى العوام من الناس يؤمنون بدور العقل فى الايمان أولا ثم فى التكاليف الشرعية ثانيا
وجميل أننا حتى فى حياتنا المجتمعية لا نعاتب مجنونا على سوء تصرفه أو قبيح كلماته أو انحراف سلوكياته هذا لأننا نعرف جليا أهمية العقل حتى فى الأخلاق
والجميل الرائع أن التفكير فى حد ذاته أمر الهى وحكمة ربانية ووصاية خالق عليم لخلقه يؤدى التقليل منه الى الاستهزاء بمن خلق ورزق وصور وأبدع سبحانه جلت قدرته ، ألم نسمع قوله تعالى ( ويتفكرون فى خلق السماوات والأرض ) أبعد قول ربنا من قول وبعد كلماته من كلم ؟
ولو سألنا عنترة عن حبه لعبل لأجابنا :
أحببتها بلا كيف ، أحببتها لا أعلم لماذا ولا متى ولا كيف لكنى أحبها وكفى ، أحبها كأنها نسيم يحمل عطر الربيع ويطير بى أعانق معارج الكون وأغدو كملك على عرش النجوم
فلماذا يا عنترة وأنت الفارس المغوار والأديب اللغوى الحكيم الفصيح ؟ لماذا ترتدى الآن عباءة الساسة لتروغ كما يروغ الثعلب فتحول دفة الحديث للكلام عن الحب والقلب وأنت تعرف مقصد سؤالنا ؟
كأنى بك يا شاعر الحب وساحر الكلمة تريدنا أن نحول دفة الحديث عن العقل والفكرة التى تاخذ دور القيادة الى نبضات تاخذنا الى عالم تسوقنا فيه قلوبنا كما تشاء وتحركنا فيه كما تريد
ايهِ يا عنترة تذكرنا كلماتك بقول نبينا صلى الله عليه وسلم ( فلا تلمنى فيما تملك ولا أملك )
لكنك يا شاعر الحب والفروسية تهبنا بجود العربى الكريم فتحا جديدا فى مقالنا ونافذة نطل معها وبها ومنها على الروح وعمل القلوب ذلك العالم المختلف الذى نحسه ونشعر به دون حتى ان نعى كنهه
ويحضرنى سؤال فى غاية الأهمية ما العلاقة بين العقل والقلب وأيهما نصنعه بارادتنا وأيهما يقود الآخر وأيهما سنحاسب عليه يوم الفزع الأكبر ، يوم لا ينفع مال ولا بنون الا من أتى الله بقلب سليم ؟ وأيهما يرسم طريقة سعادتنا ؟
ومع صعوبة الاجابة التى حيرت الكثيرين وما زالت والتى تحتاج بالطبع الى مقال مستقل ، لكننا فى هذه المقدمة نقدم هذه اللفتات :
العقل والقلب ، الفكرة والنبضة فالعقل وآلياته وثمراته أداة وطريق للقلب فالعقل أداة الذات التى تقرع باب القلب لتنتظر الجواب بالفتح أو بعدمه
هذا المعنى أجد طيفه فى أول نزول الوحى فى سورة العلق ( اقرأ باسم ربك الذى خلق خلق الانسان من علق اقرأ وربك الأكرم الذى علم بالقلم علم الانسان مالم يعلم )
فالأمر بالقراءة يحتوى على أمر لعبور درب المعرفة والمعرفة اداة الفكرة والفكرة ثمرة للعقل ، وكأن المولى تبارك وتعالى يعد من يسلك طريق العقل ويستعمل آلياته والسير قدما على طريق الفكر القويم الذى يصلك الى الحقيقة بفهم وروية فتكون المكافأة هى الكرم من رب كريم وصف نفسه بصيغة أفعل التفضيل ليبين مدى كرمه جلت قدرته ، وكأن الله فى عليائه سيكافئك حال سيرك على طريق العقل الباحث عن الحقيقة بأن يفتح قلبك للايمان به وحبه ، وكأن الله يريد لك الاجتهاد بالبحث بالعقل والفكر والتدبر والتأمل لتصل الى الحب الذى ينبع من القلب ولا يفتح القلوب الا رب القلوب
فان كان الحب محله القلب والقلب بيد الله فاننا لا نملك ارادة مع الحب انما ننتظر ان تفتح بفضل الله وارادته لكننا لن نصل الى الحب والايمان الا حينما نبحث بجدية عن الحقيقة وعن الحق ولن يكون ذلك الا بالاجتهاد العقلى والتامل والتدبر
لذا فنحن مسؤولون عن العقل والارادة ومسؤولون عن القلب من باب طريق البحث عنه
ومن هنا فلا تعارض بين هذا المعنى وقوله تعالى ( ان السمع والبصر والفؤاد كل اولائك كان عنه مسؤولا )
وان كان حب الله هو منبع كل حب ، فكما أن الله يفتح قلبك لحبه فكذلك سيفتح لك قلوب العباد وسيفتح قلبك لحب الكون بأسره
ومن آفة زماننا المعاصر عدم فهم المصطلحات فتتوه معانيها دون فهم مقصدها بوسطية واعتدال لذا كان لزاما على كاتب هذا المقال ان يخصص مقالا آخرا عن التلاعب بالالفاظ أو عدم فهمها أو اختلاط معانيها ومن بينها علاقة العقل بالايمان الذى معه اما ان الغى العقل جملة وتفصيلا أو أن يصبح العقل سيد الموقف والحاكم بامره دون الاخذ بقيمة الوحى وارسال الرسل ، وعدم فهم المصطلحات هى آفة أمتنا المعاصرة
نعود الى الحديث عن الفكرة لنختم مقال اليوم
الفكرة هى التى تصنع الانسان السوى والأمة السوية ويا لضياع انسان حبس عقله بين جدران اللاعقل ، ويا لخيبة أمة تفتقر لأدنى مستويات الفكر وأقل درجات العقل الواعى فتنتشر بينها أوبئة الأمم الهالكة ، فجهل ومرض وفقر وغوغائية وتنافر وتناحر وديكتاتورية وسلطوية وفتن تعصف بالامة فى ليلها المظلم وتفتك بأواصر المحبة بين أفرادها وتقطع روابط التواصل المجتمعى وتطمس فيها ملكة الابداع والتجديد الذى يعطيها قدرة على مواصلة الحياة فتغدو أمة على جدار النسيان
ان الفرد لا ينصلح حاله دون عقل وفكر وكذلك الأمم ففوق عثورها على موروثها الثقافى لما يسمى بعقل الأمة وفوق وصفها بالعقل انها أمة حية فكذلك لا تتقدم أمة فى مجال من مجالاتها النهضوية دون فكرة ناتجة عن عقل واع
فالعدل فى الأمة فكرة ، المساواة فكرة ، الحرية فكرة ، وآليات الدولة الحديثة المتحضرة كلها بلا استثناء عبارة عن فكرة ، الاقتصاد الناجح يبنى على فكرة السياسة الحكيمة تبنى على فكرة ، الصناعة والزراعة والتكنولوجيا والتقدم العلمى ذاته يبنى على فكرة وينمى على فكرة
ومن يقدم مجالا من تلكم المجالات على الفكر فكأنما يقدم العربة على الحصان فلا الحصان يقود ولا العربة تتحرك قدر انملة
ومن يتجاهل الفكر أو يحاربه انما هو عدو للأمة لا ريب فى ذلك
ومن يعتقد أن الفكر وصناعته فى الأمة من الكماليات أو هو نوع من أنواع البذخ والسفسطة أو حديث المقاهى الأدبية وفقط فهو واهم واهم واهم ، لأن الفكر فى الأمة هو أصل وجودها وهو الأساس الذى يبنى عليه كل تقدم وكل نهضة وكل رقى ، بل انه للامم الحياة ذاتها
ولو سألتنى كيف تعرف مقدار الأمم ودرجة رقيها وحتمية وصولها لما تبغيه فساعتها لن أحدثك عن مبانى أو طرق أو أموال تضخ هنا أو هناك ، ولن أحدثك عن عبقرية حاكم ملهم ولن أحدثك عن مؤسسة هنا او هناك أو حزب سياسى هنا أو هناك ولا عن جماعة هنا أو تيار هناك ، ولن أحدثك بالطبع عن أصحاب الكرفتات الشيك ، وانما سأسألك عن الفكر ودرجته وعن العقل وقيمته وعن العلم وهيبته بين أفراد الأمة حكاما ومحكومين ، ساعتها سأحدد لك بدقة متناهية :
هل هى أمة حية ؟ أم انها وا أسفاه أمة تحتضر ؟؟
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