Crows and foxes

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - By Saad Al-Motesh

When we were young, we were taught a very nice and won­der­ful proverb, which was fright­en­ing at the same time, be­cause it mainly de­pends on the con­cept of ‘tell me who your com­pan­ions are and I will tell who you are’ (birds of a feather flock to­gether). Through know­ing your com­pany, I as­sure you that I will know who you re­ally are re­gard­less of how hard you might try to hide. Thanks to the Almighty, I avoided bad com­pany, but the ter­ri­fy­ing part lies in the fear of our folks if they find that we have been keep­ing bad com­pany.

I use this id­iom very of­ten, and through us­ing it, I re­al­ize that many peo­ple seem to have noth­ing to do but crit­i­cize In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter of State for Youth Af­fairs Sheikh Sal­man Al-Hu­moud. It is ob­vi­ous that those crit­i­ciz­ing him are sup­port­ers of peo­ple who are eat­ing their hearts out with envy on the suc­cess and achieve­ments this man has made in min­istries un­der his ju­ris­dic­tion. No­body can deny that he man­aged to take Kuwait’s shoot­ing sport to in­ter­na­tional lev­els.

In the in­for­ma­tion min­istry, he man­aged to achieve con­sid­er­able suc­cess at Ra­dio Kuwait and KTV af­ter it be­came the true fam­ily chan­nel show­ing de­cent pro­grams. He also helped Kuwait win sev­eral awards at var­i­ous Arab media con­fer­ences, the last of which was win­ning the lion’s share of 39 out of a to­tal of 50 awards at the Cairo Mon­dial.

Those crit­i­ciz­ers may not know what a lion’s share means, for which I can­not blame them, be­cause they are noth­ing more than crows and foxes feed­ing on what is left from the lion’s prey. There­fore, I would like to tell them that know­ing them re­veals much about the cal­iber of those crit­i­ciz­ing Abu Sabah!

Through know­ing your com­pany, I as­sure you that I will know who you re­ally are

—Trans­lated by Kuwait Times


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