‘No to violence’
Those are not just words that we point to, but rather a reality from which my column was inspired. The story began between members of the Kuwaiti society yesterday, and today violence has become a complicated issue that is being exchanged daily between citizens and expatriates in Kuwait. Meanwhile, officials are not doing anything.
No to violence. We do not want studies, nor committees meetings; rather we need actions that cuts strife before it worsens further in our society, turning us into blood shedding people instead of being forgiving ones.
We used to hear and read about violence due to temporary issues that took place between our children of various ages, be it in malls or outside of schools. Today, violence spread in our civil society, and is not differentiating between ethnicities and countries. Rather, violence has gone too far with its dark colors and deadly types, to a point that it became a political tool that threatens the political and security situation in the ‘pride of the Gulf.’ Where are officials from this situation? There is no action!
Today, many concerned authorities in the state must stand as a shield for the state and protect all those who stay on the land of the pride of the Gulf.’ Sorry, we do not want emergency meetings, we do not want speeches nor statements for the sake of media appearances. We want media and clear announcements that clean oneself from that disease. We want security that is not limited on citation and deportation. Rather, we need an iron first that hits all those who seek strife in the national unity. We want an education that explains what is national unity and how to discipline oneself. Today, many private companies and public establishments should carry out campaigns all over the country under the slogan ‘no to violence.’
A last word: The Late Amir Sheikh Jaber AlAhmad Al-Jaber in October 1990 said: “Kuwait was an oasis of security, peace and stability... it was a refuge for the honorable, who found peace, security and dignified living.”
— Translated by Kuwait Times