YOU HAVE TO HAVE THIS INTELLECTUAL HONESTY TO AGREE WITH ME NOW. OR YOU SIMPLY ARE A DISHONEST PERSON LYING TO YOUR OWN HEART.
Most Arab nations do not have places of worship such as temples or churches for millions of white and blue colour expat workers who work for their countries, running virtually their entire economy.
Most Arab nations do not even legally permit practice of alien faiths such as Hinduism or Christianity in public – in fact, anyone who dares to practice openly any faith other than Islam in public may have his/her visa revoked and deported. Worse still, could be imprisoned.
Serious violation of not only human rights in Middle east, but total disrespect and disregard for others’ way of life. The working population in Middle East is thus denied their dignity, with their most rudimentary aspirations suppressed by islamists ruthlessly. Well, every dog has its day under the sun. Let me say, this is just NOT our day. In the islamic Arab world, it is just to practice inhumanity in the name of their god, but injustice to point out to their inhumanity! In fact, the rightful whistle blower may be coloured ‘communual’! Such a shameful ‘holier than thou’ attitude!
Even a 5 year old KG non-muslim kid cannot eat or drink even in hot sun in public in their so-called holy month of Ramadhan. Kaffirs eating in public is a legally punishable offence. The self-control has to be with the ‘infidels’, never with these ‘believers.’ No restaurant can remain open, no sight or smell of food in the fasting hours.
Yet the expat communities keep their mouth shut and drudge along only for one reason: to earn an honest living. Some extra pennies to put it precisely. Which most of us can do without as well.
What if we do not work in middle-east? Nothing to lose, we will own one house less probably and a few less lakhs or rupees as balance in our bank account.
It is no wonder that none of these Arab nations that are oil rich granted citizenship ever to Palestinians. Only big talk. No Syrian was taken in either. Such a selfish spoilt arrogance, one can see nowhere in the world. But secular, democratic nations that refuse immigration to would-be terrorists get widely criticized. This is the so-called media-justice.
Oil & gas is jackpot. Fluke.
Nations have been encashing it for too long.
Other nations work. Produce. Morally, ethically earn an honest living.
Last few decades have however showered better life on those who do not lift a finger. Who are rich only by the blind stroke of luck.
World is such an unfair place to live in.
Love and respect are not one-way street.
Where there is no respect for the faith of the working community, there will no loyalty or respect in reciprocation for the bosses either. Middle eastern nations are NOT doing charity to expats. Without the expat community working the oil rigs and running their machinery and economy, the arabs cannot get out a single drop of oil onshore or offshore. Not a single mall can remain open either.
When you have mosques in America and India and Europe, there must be temples and churches in every single Arab country on earth. If you want to play the azaan loud in the mornings of secular democratic nations, let our temple and church bells toil in every islamic nation on earth. Any nation that denies their working population this basic human right – the right to worship – will lose the loyalty of the expat community.
Oil trades in minus, good. Even India has signed up Climate Change Treaty. We are to go completely fossil fuel-free by 2030. Or mostly we will be there. Europe and America are already going fossil fuel free in a big way, and even China, Japan, rest of Asia and Australia.
In the aftermath of the Coronavirus, let’s say the international borders are sealed forever.
India can still go on. We have surplus foodgrains to feed 1.3 billion for over an year and still go on. We will still have surplus capacity to export. India is locked down since mid March. But agriculture/farming activities have been exempted from lockdown.
Contrast this to the sheikhs locking themselves safely up in their villas not enforcing lockdown on the working community expats in Arab nations.
So what will happen if our borders are to be sealed for good for even a mere two years?
India can go back to oxcart civilization easily. We mine enough oil & gas locally to keep our public transport working. We can still keep the wheels of our national economy oiled and well running. We will survive the storm. We can afford to simply sit through. And hello, vaccines for corona may still arrive from India.
But will the arabs from Middle east eat and drink oil and gas in the meanwhile.
To hell with your dirhams. You give us nothing free.
This is the right time to do some real homework. For self interrogation. For self-reflection.
No Indian wants to delude himself/herself that Middle east is doing them any charity. We are only paid probably the right price or perhaps in most instances we are underpaid for the sacrifices we undertake to enrich the gulf economy. The employment is only mutually beneficial.
We Indians are in Gulf only for money. And money only. At least non muslims. Not for our very survival like some other nationalities who cannot even dare to go back to their home soil. No Iraqi, Syrian, Egyptian etc even dream of going back home for good. Even Paksitanis. Going home is a luxury reserved to very few nationalties like us Indians. Which is why, we Indians will never sell our soul to our arab employers.
Let things remain businesslike.
You pay, we work. We share no bonhomie over that. Period.
The only Love i know of is, love that means respect. Respect that is mutual. Loyalty does not grow on trees. Loyalty is cultivated with care and devotion. You reap what you sow. You show my culture and my nation the slightest disrespect – you won’t even exist for me.
Lack of respect for others ways of life and beliefs will earn a reciprocal lack of respect, love and loyalty. for arab nations.
Would love to see the last drop of oil dry up in Middle East in my own lifetime.
World terrorism will come to an end.
Terror sponsors will run dry of resources for terror funding.
Finally India and rest of the world may breathe free.
PS: So why don’t we expats then quit middle east. Yes, true we must. We will, when the entire islamic community quits secular democratic nations on earth and converge within the boundaries of Saudi or Pak or Arabian peninsula for instance. Just like we tolerate and put up with you islamists against our will, you will have to simply live with us and bear with our benign hostilities.