Comments on Hassan Haifi’s column at the Yemen Times [Archives:2005/867/Letters to the Editor]

August 11 2005

Nadwa Al-Dawsari
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I have been reading some of your writings at the Yemen Times. You seem to be a very knowledgeable person but let me tell you what I think of your writings. I think that your writings are very much pre-occupied with conspiracy theories. In each and every article I have read for you there is the same flavour of explaining many of the failures that we have in our country by accusing the Zionists and the US. Let me tell you what I think about that. The Arabs and Muslims are already brainwashed with these conspiracy theories, which I think are not productive and will not take us anywhere close to changing our situation. I think we need writings which address our own problems and that explain our role in our own failures. I think that the Muslims and Arabs are the cause for their own failures because they are under corrupt and undemocratic regimes and the public are too brainwashed by our system of education to be able to think of the right way to change.

I hope you don't get offended by my comments. I wish you best of luck and I think you can do a lot through your column at the Yemen times.

I am a Yemeni citizen, very proud to be Yemeni and a Muslim.