Islamic studies scholar Radwan al-Sayed and Arab leftism

I know, like a bunch before me also knew, how the disease of hatred, which made the healing doctor ill, managed to dominate the Arab leftist and nationalist sentiment and how it managed to bid nationalist leftism and leftist nationalism against Saudi Arabia and against every Arab country that does not care about their falsities and stories.

We will not talk about the hostility of Islamized movements, both Sunni and Shiite, against Saudi Arabia and which aim to deprive Saudi Arabia of its moral capital since it’s the source of Islam, the homeland of revelation, where the prophet is buried, and the qiblah of Muslims.

This is well-known, and those with sight and insight can see that. The Arab leftist and progressive “case” has had some Arabist manifestations that are void of any practical “meat” that makes people full. This is spearheaded by the ugly trio, the Khomeinists, the Brotherhood and the leftists (in addition to some nationalists) who behave like angry bulls as they slander Saudi Arabia.

Throughout his life, Sayed engaged in plenty of discussions. He invalidated opinions and changed views, wrote, investigated, debated and was debated. He roamed the institutions of knowledge and critically observed what they teach, all he saw, after great effort, was people, from among those who adopt an Arab leftist rhetoric, who are either immersed in confusion or immersed in regret.

Mashari Althaydi

Today I want to talk about an Arab thinker who is obsessed with Arab concerns, the Lebanese Islamic studies scholar Radwan al-Sayed.

Doctor Radwan al-Sayed is also known as Mawlana (the preacher) due to his studies in Germany in the fields of Islamics.

In his recent op-ed “Success and failure in the balances of leftists and nationalists” in this daily (Asharq Al-Awsat), he conveyed his bitterness due to the diseases of Arab leftism and nationalists due to what is happening in Syria and Iraq and how they’ve voiced their support to murderer Bashar al-Assad and to Iran’s groups in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen and who have liked Erdogan’s recent brawls and new warmth between him and Tehran’s mullahs and Moscow’s emperors.

“Do the brave nationalists and leftists, whether Lebanese or non-Lebanese, and whom most of them stood with Assad and with Hezbollah, think they’ve won? How, with what and where to? Truth is, they did not succeed in anything except in making citizens vulnerable and giving up on their partnership with them while imposing control over them and intimidating them. Otherwise, what brings these inveterate liberals and democrats with the weapons of the sectarian party and the guardianship of the jurist regime?” Radwan asks.

Mawlana then addresses the main point and the source of the disease’s complex and says: “The nationalist leftists’ and the leftist nationalists’ problem is that they hate Egypt and the Saudi kingdom. They are willing to support the Americans, the Russians, the Chinese and the Indians on condition that there is no prosperous orchards between these and prominent Arabs.”

Throughout his life, Sayed engaged in plenty of discussions. He invalidated opinions and changed views, wrote, investigated, debated and was debated. He roamed the institutions of knowledge and critically observed what they teach, all he saw, after great effort, was people, from among those who adopt an Arab leftist rhetoric, who are either immersed in confusion or immersed in regret.

This is the summary of all summaries that exposes the disease of the “elitist” Arab mind.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy.

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