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Author: Hussein Omar
Article Category : Politics
Article Date: 2013-11-08
A Kurd is accused of being a Kurd if (Arabs, Turks and Persians) want to condemn a Kurdish freedom seeker living on their historical land.
This charge, according to the customs and laws of these people, is treason and cutting off a part of the homeland and annexing it to another country. It is a charge that haunts Kurds on every occasion, even at funerals and weddings, on the basis of which thousands of our people have been sentenced in Syrian, Iraqi, Turkish and Iranian courts, from three years to death, and many militants have been executed on this illegal and illegitimate charge. This is because the Kurds have the right, according to all laws, laws, customs, rights and duties, whether divine or human, to form their own independent state and get rid of the state of disruption caused by the Sykes-Picot Agreement, which was applied between 1916 and 1923 and was definitively established after 1937…
The successive regimes in these countries were able to plant this concept not only in the intellectual structure of their peoples, but many Kurdish intellectuals, leaders and leaders in the four parts of Kurdistan adopted this concept and led the Kurdish national liberation movement for the freedom of the Kurdish people, within the artificial borders imposed and drawn by colonial governments to preserve their interests in the region so as to remain pregnant with continuous conflicts between peoples and nations of different languages, cultures, history and geography, without regard for the demands and will of the peoples.
What is worse is that the ruling regimes believed and drew their borders according to their nationalist and racist concepts. Each country that colonised Kurdistan drew a map for itself, claiming ownership of a part of the parts attached to its neighbouring country.
The map of Syria included all the northern part of Kurdistan attached to Turkey (the Zagros Mountains to Malatya) and so on. This state of mind entered the dictionaries of politics and society in Syria. All parties, blocs and organisations, whether Marxist, nationalist or liberal, started adopting it, along with Kurdish elites and their leaders, and began to turn the Kurd into a Kurd, and develop political programmes and visions stemming from the acceptance and conviction of the theory of self-denial that the Kurdish elite and its leaders began to practice. The majority of them became politically schizophrenic between the reality of a fragmented homeland (Kurdistan) and the conviction of the fait accompli, talking about it as an unattainable dream. This self-destructive theory has been promoted since the 1960s until now, and has greatly influenced the course of the Kurdish liberation struggle and still does.
The charge of separatism has become a bogeyman that haunts the Kurd wherever he lives or speaks, and the Kurdish elites have helped to consolidate its legal and political pillars through their acceptance of it as a charge by fighting the concept of the right to secession, which is a legitimate right for any people who do not want to live with others, especially if it is imposed on them, and the words separation, occupation, colonisation and settlement have become outside the dictionary of Kurdish demands despite their legal and historical reality. The Kurdish intellectual became more Arab than the Arabs themselves through his meetings, which he announces even before anyone asks him about it, and began to live the duality of the Syrian and the Kurdish. This complex and unsolvable dilemma, which empowered a large number of them, which led them to stand in one way or another against the aspirations and struggles of their Kurdish people for a homeland that is not imposed on them, began to fight them, especially after the start of the revolution in Syria and their riding the wave of attacks on those who demand federalism or political decentralisation, which is the least that Kurds can accept while Western Kurdistan remains annexed to Syria. The past experiences are proof of this.
If you are a Kurd, you are a separatist. A concept that has been ingrained and cannot be erased from the culture of Arabs, Turks and Persians.
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