Al-spring, Al-rivers and Al-floods
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The deserts of sub-Saharan Africa have, at last witnessed the sight of a spring after 40 years of the Autumn of Nasserism (The Arab National-ism). The Berber Spring Movement is compared with 1989 pro-democratic movement, also known as The Autumn of Nations that swept through Eastern Europe and the Communist world. The Caucasian Spring began in Poland in 1989, and continued in Hungry, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania. The Mongoloid Spring of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 failed to stimulate major political changes in communist China.
The spring that sprouted from the land of the Berbers of Tunisia turned into a big stream that flowed into the land of the Pharaohs. The Berber Spring from Tunisia, irrigated the fertile land of Copts (qabti) via twitter and facebook. This spring that has now become a mighty Al-river turned towards Al-Libya, another land of the Berbers. The movement was baptised at the Al-Tahrir Square by Al-Muslim brotherhood and it became Al-Arab wal-Spring.
Al-Salafist and Al-Bana are now successfully reaping the fruits/dates of the Al-Spring from Egypt. At last the revolution has reached the state television of Egypt and the head scarf on women presenters will herald the golden era of democracy and rights in Egypt. The pyramids and sphinx will be basptised by the C4 in the manner of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
The Al-democratic and Al-constitution-al-movement of the Berber Spring from Africa became the Al-Arab Spring as that is now flowing like a mighty river in countries that have the remnants of Nasserism and Baathist, like Syria and Yemen. Since all of the Al-Gulf’s Al-oil must pass through the Al-Gulf, the Straits of Al-Hormuz, the Gulf of Al-Oman, and the Al-Arabian Sea and then through the Al-infidel Indian Ocean, that’s why the Al-Arab Spring really never crossed the Al-Suez Canal – into the house of Al-Saud. The Arab spring couldn’t kick start in the Democratic Republic of Saudi Arabia as there was no Tahrir Square nor were there any remnants of Nasserism.
The spring in Bahrain was mopped up by the Saudi Al-Akhwans as the Bahraini Shias had brought their pitchers to be filled with spring water. The spring is now inundating al-most all the lands of Sunnis, and the Shias have to live on tap water. The spring also didn’t touch the Al-Ayatollah’s Al-Persian house. The selective irrigation of Al-Spring in semi arid lands is giving fruits of its own kind that we witnessed in Ben Ghazi.
This Arab river is now flooding Al-Bakistani plains, as there are remnants of Nassirsm/Bhuttoism and the old Persian Spring from the times of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Our Al-ulemas and Al-banned outfits are toiling like Farhad to bring forth the Al-Qaeda Spring from the rocky landscape of Al-Waziristan. Our PM started to clean our irrigational canals to make way for that stream by declaring a holiday to protest against a film. This stream started from the Qissa Khawani Bazaar and travelled through Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi and Lahore’s Mall Road to the Empress Square in Karachi. The banks (especially with ATM machines), cinemas, CD shops and foreign fast food restaurants were successfully removed for the Arab Spring to flow freely in Al-Bakistan.
Two dual nationals, one from England and another from its former colony, Canada are trying to bring the Al-Spring to Islamabad. Messrs Sadiq and Amin will descend upon Islamabad to create another Al-Tahrir Square. They want to change the Al-Constitutional Avenue into Al-Sharia Avenue on the pattern of the Egyptian model. Al-Bakistan was toying with the idea of the Saudi model for quite some time, when the Iranian model of Khomeni emerged and the absolute authority of velayat-e faqih mesmerised our ulema. Then came a time when we started idealising the Taliban model and the absolute authority of amir-ul-momineen.
We want our cars and all other electronic appliances at home to be of the Japanese model, but when it comes to laws that govern us, we want only the Taliban model. We are in a state of confusion to choose either the Bangladesh model, the Turkish model or the Egyptian model. The Bangladesh model of superior judiciary and army is not suited for Pakistan as the Bangladesh constitution is secular that is sprouting from the Brahmaputra River rather than the Al-Arab Spring. The Al-Spring revolution in Egypt established the National Defense Council and exempted the defense budget from the parliaments’ oversight. That makes the Egyptian model more suitable for Pakistan rather than the Turkish model where military powers are reduced by the civilian Prime Minister.
The author left architecture for painting but ended up as a cartoonist and now writes Hijjo. He is the jack of all trades.
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