All we are is dust in the wind

All we are is dust in the wind

A NADIE PRETENDO COMUNICAR CERTEZA ALGUNA. NO LAS TENGO.

A lo sumo alguna conjetura, siempre desde la incertidumbre.

Hace años lo aprendí de Albert Camus. Más tarde, unas palabras de Michel Foucault volvieron a recordármelo: No hay que dejarse seducir por las disyunciones, ni aceptar acríticamente los términos del dilema: o bien se está a favor, o bien se está en contra. Uno puede estar enfrente y de pie.

"La idea de que todo escritor escribe forzosamente sobre sí mismo y se retrata en sus libros es uno de los infantilismos que el romanticismo nos legó...las obras de un hombre trazan a menudo la historia de sus nostalgias o de sus tentaciones, casi nunca su propia historia" (Albert Camus)

http://books.google.es/books?id=GiroehozztMC&pg=PA25&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#

PARA QUÉ SIRVE LA FILOSOFÍA. Paco Fernández.


domingo, 23 de mayo de 2010

BASSAM TIBI UNA SORPRENDENTE Y FELIZ EXCEPCIÓN


Reproduzco aquí una entrevista ralizada en 2007 a Bassan Tibi.  En ella nos habla del antisemitismo y de la posibilidad de un islám democrático.

 

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/antisemitism/voices/transcript/?content=20070329

March 29, 2007

Bassam Tibi

Professor of International Relations, University of Göttingen, Germany
Bassam Tibi is a Muslim who advocates for secular democracy. And he is an immigrant who advocates for integration of fellow Muslims in Western society. But today, Tibi says, critics of Islam are being silenced all across Europe.

Transcript:

BASSAM TIBI:
I’m committed to countering antisemitism as a Muslim. Antisemitism—I put it in strong words—antisemitism is a contamination of Islam and also contamination of our civilization. But I have to acknowledge the fact that it is a popular ideology at the moment.

DANIEL GREENE:
Bassam Tibi, a descendent of Syrian nobility, left his homeland as a young man to study in Germany. Tibi is a Muslim who advocates for secular democracy. And he is an immigrant who calls for acceptance and integration of fellow Muslims in Western society. But today, Tibi says, critics of Islam are being silenced all across Europe. And after 44 years living in Germany, Tibi has decided to leave for the United States.

Welcome to Voices on Antisemitism a free podcast series of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I'm Daniel Greene. Every other week, we invite a guest to reflect about the many ways that antisemitism and hatred influence our world today. Here's political scientist Bassam Tibi.

BASSAM TIBI:
I am a Muslim. I believe in Islam. It’s part of my life, my blood, if you want, yeah. But Islamism is a totalitarianism. And we have to teach people that Islamism has to be distinguished from Islam.

I have an Islamic education in Damascus. I learned the Koran by heart. And later on I discovered Islamic rationalism. And it is very important to, I mean, to combine the tradition of enlightenment in Europe—there’s an enlightenment tradition in Islam—and to combat totalitarianism.

And, I believe it is possible to reconcile Islam with modernity and democracy. However, on the grounds that Muslims do the job, and that they are willing to do the job.

Antisemitism was introduced to the Middle East coming from Europe, import from Europe, beginning with the 30s of last century. And the early wave of antisemitism in the Middle East was Arab nationalist; the later one Islamists. And, Arab nationalism is gone. It’s history. It’s now Islamism is there, and antisemitism is thriving. It’s becoming part of the political ideology. And with the Islamic migration to Europe, this ideology is coming back to Europe, and it exists in the Islam Diaspora within Islamist networks. And Islamist networks are based on a minority within a minority, yeah, but the minority is powerful.

You know when an ideology is being transmitted into a different culture, it changes—the kinds of mutation, yeah. So, the antisemite mindset of the Islamists is not the same as the Nazis, yeah. But the attitude is the same. So, if you dehumanize a group of people—and the Islamists dehumanize the Jews—even if they don’t say they want to kill them, the dehumanization is, in itself, it’s a crime, yeah.

There is an Islamophobia in Europe, in particular after 9-11, and people who are not educated, they do not distinguish, and they equate Muslims with Jihadists with Islamists. And we need here some education. So in the Diaspora you have a fight between Islamists—they have resources, they are powerful—and the Islamic reformers, who are few. They are intellectually strong, but in terms of infrastructure resources, we are very poor.

So, Islamic reform could be a bridge between Islam and European democracies. If this project fails, this bridge will be, would be broken, and the future of Europe will not be promising.

DANIEL GREENE:

Voices on Antisemitism is a free podcast series of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Join us every other week to hear a new perspective on the continuing threat of antisemitism in our world today. To contribute your thoughts to our series, please call 888-70USHMM, or visit our Web site at www.ushmm.org. At that site, you can also listen to Voices on Genocide Prevention, a podcast series on contemporary genocide.
March 29, 2007

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

En 2001 se celebró en México un seminario internacional sobre tolerancia promovido por una comisión nacional de derechos humanos.
Por parte de Marruecos intervino Faisal El Khatib, Integrante del Consejo Consultivo de Derechos Humanos del Reino de Marruecos.
Destaco una de sus perlas en el citado seminario: "La esencia natural del Islam, como religión revelada, es la ANTINOMIA de la intolerancia religiosa de las demás religiones monoteístas, el judaísmo y el cristianismo. La historia del Islam jamás ha conocido ningún tipo de persecución religiosa en contra de judíos o de los cristianos para violentar su conciencia y obligarles por la fuerza a convertirse al Islam."

Ignoro si el profesor Bassam Tibi conoce el acta del discurso que de su hermano en la fe se levantó en la citada reunión de México, pero mucho me temo que las convicciones y puntos de vista de Faisal El Khatib entran en grave colisión con la racionalidad y los deseos del profesor Tibi imposibilitando esa modernización, la integración musulmana en la sociedad occidental y la adecuación y aceptación de las muy occidentales declaraciones de los derechos humanos y de los hombres entre la grey de Mahoma.
El profesor Tibi debería hacer entender, no sólo a esa legión de “el khatibs”, sino también a nosotros -infieles- su aserto que manifiesta que “es posible reconciliar al Islam con la modernidad y la democracia” y de paso, por su labor pedagógico-didáctica en el amplio mundo musulmán -más sus, esperemos, éxitos- nos haga ver la luz a tanto occidental descreído, incrédulo y con pocos conocimientos sobre Islam pero sobrados en totalitarismos.
(A disposición del lector el texto íntegro de la conferencia dictada en México, en 2001, por Faisal El Khatib).

(Spitfire).

Paco Fernández dijo...

Estimado Spitfire, me he tomado la libertad de abrir una nueva sección llamada Perls e inaugurarla con la cita de El Khatib. Gracias por sus acertados comentarios y esperemos que el profesor Tibi tenga éxito en lo que a muchos de nosotros nos parece, cada vez más, un imposible. En ciertos asuntos, uno desearía no llevar razón, y éste es uno de ellos.

Un saludo,

Paco f