Al-Thawry [Archives:2004/797/Press Review]

December 9 2004

2 Dec.2004
Main headlines
– Billions of riyals cause the arousing of questions in the parliament
– Chairman of the YSP in parliament requests accountability of the minister of interior
– Regional parliamentary organization against corruption formed

Columnist Abdulbari Tahir says terror in Yemen is not an inevitable destiny or a trait that could not be ridden of or a characteristic attributed to Arabs and Muslims, as some Zionist circles try to visualize it.
Terror in Yemen has its roots in the structure and thinking and has extension into history. The tribal construction mostly resorts to weapons to decide and settle disputes that could not be decided by the use of arms. Disputes among families, on pastures and tribal boundaries and the like could be continuous for years and their victims can be in tens.
If the tribal heritage in itself based on continuous fighting, it has also associated in Yemen historically with the principle of fighting the tyrannous imam and this covers an important part of the history. When the Yemeni revolution took place in September 1962, it was confronted with a fierce war characterized by tribal and religious stamp for seven years. The conflict between the north and the south also was characterized by the religious stamp.