To Call a Spade a Spade
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.