SYRIAN VOICES: Abdo Haddad from Maaloula asks Europe a Question.

7th January 2017

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Abdo Haddad:

Is Europe Shifting? Right versus Left? Or Right versus Wrong?

When I first visited Poland in February 2016, President Andrzej Duda was newly elected and yet, on the plane towards Warsaw, I grabbed a local newspaper and was stunned by the amount of opposition and criticism this fresh president had (as per the newspaper of course)!!

Knowing a lot of sincere Poles, who were very enthusiastic and hopeful about their newly elected President (who enjoyed great amount of trust and respect among his people), I knew that it is time to throw this newspaper in the garbage and stop using “Turkish Airlines” .

Poland was the first European Nation to show an awakening in regards to internal, regional and international matters in August 2015 when choosing “Law and Justice Party” for parliament majority. Poland was as well the first European Nation (under communism) to shift totally from dictatorship towards democracy in 1989. Same accusations were raised during and after both events…

If upholding National values, honoring national History and being RIGHTeous earns you the “right Wing” tag, so be it. The same tendencies were observed across Europe during my last December visit, and the losers always accused the winners of extremism, intolerance and phobia. Well no problem, as long as YOU are RIGHT.

Many “experts” and “observers”, as the garbage newspaper, rained us with news of a Europe shifting towards the “right” in order to create a fear factor of uncertainty. But the shift is not really towards the Right vs the Left, the shift is towards the “right” vs the “wrong”. It is not about ideologies or political agendas and choices; the shift is simply for Peace, for Homeland, for Truth and for the future. The shift in Europe is not about persons and parties, it is about Values and Identity. The biggest disappointment the European public had was the stacks of lies and deception their establishments and its Medias put them through both internally and in foreign policies. And we in Syria, have suffered a lot for the past 5 years due to these deceiving policies.

Every people in Europe misses his national identity, culture and values. Most people in Europe are/were misinformed by their government’s deceptive and manipulative policies towards sovereign nations like Syria, Libya and Yemen. And the amount of misinformation the corporate Medias and their surrogates, have led to the awareness uprising we have experienced in Europe and USA in 2016.

The shift in Europe is not towards Russia at all, it is towards oneself one’s nation, the real and genuine self and nation. The hype of the European Union is fading away and the new era of strong independent nations is emerging and will take clear shape towards a strong European Alliance between sovereign nations. All hopes that the administration in Russia will see this rise and awakening as an opportunity to mend fences with European Peoples based on mutual trust, respect and interests.

The shadow of the Communist era is still haunting the collective memory in Europe and a lot should be done to calm those concerns. And as the consequences of the Syrian crisis have played a role in the European awakening, the positive role of Russia in Syria, if maintained and concluded well, will play a big role in reassuring the great peoples of Europe.

France and Germany have turned the engines-on for awakening, and I sincerely wish that they will vote for “France first” and for “Germany first”.

Meanwhile, desperate corporate Medias will keep telling Europeans to fear other nations. By embracing their national values and principles, Europeans can never lose sight of their goal. Because Peoples of such cultures and history, are fit to teach the world about humanity, peace and respect, rather than be taught by a “fast food nation”.

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Abdo Haddad is a global representative of Maaloula, one of the most ancient Christian towns in Syria and the Middle East. Taken over by Nusra Front-led militia in 2013/14, it suffered greatly, battling a wave of Islamic extremist, ideological hatred of its traditions, including still teaching Aramaic [the language of Jesus Christ] in its schools. 

For further information on Maaloula and the history of its struggle to liberate itself from Nusra Front occupation and brutality ~ Eva Bartlett: Overcoming Savagery & Treachery, Maaloula’s Heroic Defenders Fight for the Future