The author discusses national unity in the Arab world.
‘national unity’ is being used a great deal recently. The term is used in Iraq to talk about
government of national unity. In addition, the term is used in Palestine where different
political fractions hold
meetings and conferences to fulfill their unity, but they gain nothing. It is also
used in Lebanon to change the
government. In addition, Sudan is now fighting to achieve a national unity
that can produce a unified Sudan. The
term is raised in Somalia in the hope of reaching national unity,
while fighting factions are only enhancing the
This phenomenon is widespread in the Middle
East, and we need to fight in order to conquer all
obstacles that hinder national unity and cause wars and
violent attacks. The author believes that the main reason
for the lack of unity lies in the existing
conflict between religion and politics.
conflicts within one religion prevent
the achievement of a national unity inside one country. All conflicting
parties must know that religion is
for God and the homeland is for all. In addition, mixing politics with religion
causes chaos and confusion.
For example, when the Muslim Brotherhood mingled religion with politics, many political
place: the assassinations of Ahmad Māhir and former Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmūd
al-Nuqrāshī, and the attempted assassination of former President Jamāl
al-Nāsir. Despite all of these crimes, the Muslim Brotherhood is still attempting to make
religious country, as declared by the deputy guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Habīb, last
The author argues that mingling politics with religion causes political destruction and
democracy, which could establish a strong political country. He adds that any conflict inside one
violence between people. For example, the recent events in Iraq between the
Sunnī and the Shī‘ah
destroyed Iraqi unity.
The author wonders how some people can
still fight each other over religion after all
the past years of peace. He adds that people must be more
concerned with the establishment of a better world, full
of peace and cooperation. He asks all Arab
organizations, governmental as well as non-governmental, to cooperate in
order to solve such conflicts.
Thus, the way will be paved to achieve a real national unity between all Arab