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Čudno je to, čudno

25/02/2011 Leave a comment

Nazvaše me Hamzom / Kao što nazvaše hiljadama ljudi / Iz pustinja divljih beduina (…) / I onih s pazara visokog Irana / Što prodaju ćilime / Biser, nakit, žene. / O čudno je to, čudno / Da ovdje / U našoj zemlji kraj Evrope / Hamzom zovu mene! / Često mislim na te / Muhamedov striče, / O veliki Hamza (…) / U bici kod Uhda. / Ko lav se boriš (…) / O čudno je to, čudno / Da ovdje / U našoj zemlji kraj Evrope / Hamzom zovu mene!”
Tako je pjevao Hamza Humo 1924. godine, pokušavajuči da odgonetne tu vječitu bosansku ili bošnjačku muslimansku upitanost, ko smo, odakle smo, gdje smo i kuda idemo (Imamović, 1998).

Transition equals uncertainty

04/02/2011 Leave a comment

It is not ower jet.
The situation in Egypt is not an enviable one. The Tahrir square, ironically also called the liberation square is turning into a war field, and that just a day after Mubaraks speach about peoples rights and the changes the country has, and is going to make.
The most delicate concern for politicians all ower the world at the time is, where the transition of power will take us. The question is not if it will be, it is just the matter of time when it is going to happen. And like i said before this buying of time by the regime is not a stubborn one, it has to be because of something what is happening at the backstage with all the big players involved.
For me the most silly and ironical stumbling block at this moment is the concern of some governments and policticans about the muslim brotherhood. I do not support or promote them because i think this movement which started in the streets of Cairo should be left the way it started, an open minded and free of every religious or policital ideas. But if Egypt wants democracy then every one should have the privilege to speak, therefore the muslim brotherhood and every other political, religiuos or ideological party or movement should have the same rights with no exceptions. Therefore it is hillarious of some political actors of the western world to expect that the muslim brotherhood should not enter the new government. It is as if one would be against the CDU german party just because they are a Christian Democratic Union in a mainly Christian country. People for God’s sake, it is an arab country, what do they expect? I think the Eqyptian People which is driven by the Youth and their open-mindnes will pull this through and focus its attention to those who will take them to a better future and repress every radical movements which would not benefit anyone and at least them.
But still, let us not forget, Egypt is a very important country from all the geopolitical aspects, so an involvement of some big player is not to overlook.

The outcome of Egypts turmoil?

02/02/2011 Leave a comment

Egypt. 1. February 2011. Mubarak made his speach about a hour ago.
Nothing has changed on the big stage. He is not willing to step down, and the Egyptian protestors seems not to give up. Of course he made a speach, on behalf which we have to give compliements to his consultants, but this content was foreseen. Actually all the talk about the reforms was in the ears of the people nonsense. Everybody until now knows what the Egyptians want, but it seams that Hosni is trying to grasp for some time, as it would make any difference by now. He will have to resign, the regim is going to fall down, but one question comes forward, why is he buying time? If it would be for the sake of the people like he is trying to present it, then it makes no sense, because the hole country is in a status quo and every day in turmoil harms not only the people and the country, but also the hole region and indirectly the world. My first brain storm guess why, pops up a 3-letter word answer. It starts with an U and ends with an A. I think the White House has seen that there is no turning back with Egypt, so they are preparing some strategies to ensure how to achieve further influence whatever the outcome will be. With this in mind, another question comes forward. Is the Egypts military going to play along? It depends who is really in charge and what benefits he can get.
The time is going to show the results. But not the time in days, more in years and decades.