Annas [Archives:2005/815/Press Review]

February 10 2005

7 Feb. 2005
Main headlines

– American judiciary refuses Al-A'nsi's translation of Al-Mouayad's discussions with the FBI

– Physicians and pharmacists to declare comprehensive strike on 16 of this month

– Al-Hajz population of Amran exposed to security campaign

– A big gang for smuggling Yemeni antiquities seized

– At Riyadh conference, Yemen presents its experiment in fighting terror

Dr Hosni al-Jawshaie writes saying at the beginning we have to differentiate between the mixing that some imperialist states try to impose as a fait accompli and mix between terror and legitimate resistance. What happens in the occupied countries like Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechnya of legitimate resistance against a foreign occupier is not terror but rather legitimate resistance allowed by all Muslim scholars. Terror is the attacking of innocent people and killing them without having any guilt committed by them, launching explosions here and there, as happened in the events of 11 September in America and before that in Cairo and later in Spain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and others, all those are acts of terror.

Focusing on terror as a phenomenon that must be solved militarily would not resolve the problem but would rather complicate it. In the attempt to solve it and deal with it, it should be taken into consideration that those youths are psychologically handicapped and they must be treated and there must be channels of dialogue opened with them. The democratic margin for the Islamic and Arab peoples must also be widened. The freedom of forming political parties must be launched to absorb energies of those youth through those parties. Those parties should be allowed to take part in the political and democratic process seriously and properly, away from deceit presently practiced by many of Arab rulers.