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Immigrant success stories prove we’re still learning from history

Hussein Shobokshi

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I attended one of the episodes of the Dr. Oz Show on his personal invitation. It was a successful program conducted by the doctor who is of Turkish origin and has succeeded in a legendary way in the land of Uncle Sam. I studied the success of this “immigrant” amid racial discourse in the United States of America today and (other countries of the world) calling for an end to accepting more migrants and laying out policies to control and prevent their access.

The interesting thing now is that the greatest companies in the US today are headed by “immigrants” such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Pepsi Cola but the fever of racism against the direction of nature has reached the Arab world, which is speaking with the same intensity of ignorance.

The Arab countries have emerged and enjoyed their economic, social and cultural glory because of the presence of immigrants there.

Egypt was the result of the contribution of Al-Shawam, the people of the Fertile Crescent, who contributed greatly in the most important literary, media, artistic and cultural achievements as well as immigrants from Europe and Central Asia. Azbekiya in downtown Cairo was named after the merchants who came to Egypt from Uzbekistan. The Armenians were the important presence in Iraq and Iran, which knew many of those who migrated, especially in the cases Sham and Iraq migrated to the models of great and dignified of the people of the Arabian Peninsula known Aqil and the people of Zubayr were striking for parables in success.

Gulf states have seen an important presence of people who migrated from different countries such as Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Yemen were the best citizens and producers and beneficiaries of the country they were in. Here are the people of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Hadramawt and Yemen in all parts of the world best ambassadors of their culture and ethics were the best example their involvement and harmony in the new national fabric. This renewed discourse in America has to do with the person of the ruling president and not with the American approach, which teaches that it is based on the thought and culture of immigration. This period is a period of re-impetus for American values.

The corrupt and the good

The truth is that the American Constitution states that “all people are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” A significant number of Americans today have full conviction that there is a great imbalance in what is happening, an issue against the foundations on which the Constitution of America itself. Justice and rights and equality, an issue that cannot be “guaranteed” today in the polluted and toxic atmosphere that no longer affect America only, but exported abroad and traded by the oppressed and obsessed everywhere and they are only waiting for the opportunity to release their toxins and diseases and complex deficiencies.

The movement of people between states is a natural state and all attempts to prevent them have failed because it produces the corrupt and replaces it with the productive good, which existed since the beginning of creation and it is certain that it will continue. Those who stood before it under the name and emblem of religion, patriotism and economy fell into an abyss. History does not lie. This is what is being heard in the American media and universities, and in their presentation they rely on statistics, opinions and documented examples.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette

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Hussein Shobokshi is a businessman and prominent columnist. Shobokshi hosts the weekly current affairs program Al Takreer on Al Arabiya, and in 1995, he was chosen as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Management from the University of Tulsa. His twitter handle is @husseinshoboksh.

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