To Call a Spade a Spade

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Thou­sands upon thou­sands of eth­nic Arabs have sought refuge in Kur­dis­tan re­cently. Many more are on the way. In some ar­eas, they have changed the de­mo­graphic fea­ture. It is a peace­ful process of Ara­biza­tion in our ma­jor ci­ties. The pub­lic pic­ture of every­day life has changed. Among Arabs who wear their typ­i­cal at­tire, as a Kurd, you feel alien­ated in your own dis­trict. It is a se­ri­ous is­sue which must be ad­dressed. After all, what has Arabs brought us the Kurds apart from mis­ery and tragedy? We must call a spade a spade.

After the fall of the for­mer dic­ta­tor, we thought that it was time to turn a new page re­gard­ing our relation with the Arabs. We had high hopes of cor­rect­ing the old un­suc­cess­ful and doomed pol­icy of an­tag­o­nism against the Kur­dish peo­ple. The for­mer regime did noth­ing but caused death, prac­ticed op­pres­sion, per­se­cu­tion, de­struc­tion and com­mit­ted geno­cide. Whereas we, as a peo­ple, be­lieve in hu­man­ism and re­spect moral stan­dards. We be­lieve that ev­ery hu­man be­ing should be treated with dig­nity and re­spect. We are for­giv­ing and am­ply gen­er­ous.

What have we got in re­turn? Dis­ap­point­ingly, the old pol­icy of dis­crim­i­na­tion, op­pres­sion, hos­til­ity, an­i­mos­ity against the Kurds has per­pet­u­ated. Nei­ther among Arab politi­cians nor non­politi­cians have we heard any sign of re­gret or re­pen­tance for what they have in­flicted upon us. On the con­trary, as Our Pres­i­dent Mas­sou Barzani once said:"There are Arabs who be­lieve that, we the Kurds, have not suf­fered enough," on the hands of racist, chau­vin­is­tic Arabs. I have never heard an Arab ad­mit­ting their wrong­do­ing and heinous crimes against us. Not only Iraqi Arabs, but Arabs on the whole. They are dead silent about what ISIS is do­ing in Kur­dis­tan at this mo­ment. They want to con­tinue im­ple­ment­ing the same atro­cious pol­icy as if noth­ing has hap­pened. They have turned Kur­dis­tan into a huge grave­yard for our martyrs; they have de­stroyed thou­sands of vil­lages; killed hun­dreds of thou­sands of in­no­cent civil­ians; there is hardly any fam­ily in Kur­dis­tan which is not, di­rectly or in­di­rectly, af­fected by the scourge of mur­der­ous in­tent of the for­mer regime. To crown its in­fa­mous cam­paign of "An­fal," they did not even hes­i­tate to gas women and chil­dren in Hal­abja.

I be­lieve that Arabs have brought us only calamity and un­think­able tragedies through­out our mu­tual his­tory. They refuse to rec­og­nize our le­git­i­mate right to ex­ist and have a de­cent life of our own. They op­pose any at­tempt by the Kurds to cre­ate an in­de­pen­dent coun­try of their own. Why? It is a very in­ter­est­ing ques­tion. It is to some ex­tent true that the geopo­lit­i­cal re­al­ity cre­ates ob­struc­tion in our way to achieve our free­dom, but when it comes to the core of the real is­sue it is the un­healthy racist, sadis­tic and chau­vin­is­tic na­ture of fel­low hu­man be­ings which cre­ates ob­sta­cles in the path of oth­ers to en­joy a life of their own choice.

The so­lu­tion? Sep­a­ra­tion! We have to gain in­de­pen­dence as soon as pos­si­ble. We have ev- ery right like any other na­tion on Earth, we are about 40 mil­lion peo­ple, to lead our life with dig­nity and re­spect. The Kurds are very proud of their his­tory. We have al­ways wel­comed peo­ple who are in dire need of pro­tec­tion and a safe haven. We will, also in the fu­ture, con­tinue on the same path of gen­eros­ity and al­tru­ism to­wards our fel­low hu­man be­ings. I think it is the irony of the hu­man his­tory that now we are em­broiled in a war on be­half of the World Com­mu­nity to de­fend the prin­ci­ples of hu­man­ity. The poi­sonous ide­ol­ogy of the ISIS is chal­lenged by Pesh­marga forces on Kur­dis­tan plains and moun­tains. We shoul­der this bat­tle be­cause the Kur­dish peo­ple be­lieve in what is right and op­pose the wrong. So, for the sake of a peace­ful ex­is­tence of our peo­ple, for the sake of our fu­ture gen­er­a­tion, for the sake of a dig­ni­fied life, for the sake of breath­ing the air of free­dom like any other free na­tion in the World, we should de­clare our beloved KUR­DIS­TAN in­de­pen­dent.

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