The genocide of a three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose physique cleared onto Turkish shores has repelled a world. Aylan died along with his mom and hermit while a family was perplexing to rush a blighted West Asia. While Aylan’s comfortless genocide done headlines, it stands to reason that it is merely a tip of an iceberg. The estimated genocide fee overdue to a predicament has reached 2,500 people this year. And thousands or even hundreds of thousands of refugees will try to pierce to safer climes and precinct as conditions in West Asia deteriorate. The reasons for a exodus from West Asia are obvious: The anarchic, vulnerable conditions in many of a reason and a abandonment by a West of a dignified shortcoming in and towards a region.
Post-Gulf War II, that has been described by some as a ‘war of choice’, a West has, by and vast retreated into itself. The shortcoming for tellurian confidence has been abdicated, outsourced in some cases, and left to cook in other instances. The West Asian segment has been left to a possess desire as a West deals with a possess security. In a US, this has meant ‘homeland security’ and in Europe, walling a continent and morphing into ‘Fortress Europe’. The consequences have been sheer and clear: as West Asia gradually though inexorably tears itself apart, a pressures for external emigration in a form of interloper flows has increasing manifold. The inability to understanding with exponential flows also reflects a disaster of a existent tellurian governance regime. This is overlain by an combined covering that makes target countries — generally in Europe — retiring to accept refugees. This covering pertains to a arise of populism and populist parties in Europe. The bearing of these populist parties is xenophobia and a pull for curbing immigration into Europe. Added together, all these factors explain a interloper crisis.
That is, insofar as a general backdrop of a interloper predicament is concerned.
But a doubt that we as a Muslim lift is because should a interloper predicament be usually a ‘moral crisis’ of a West? Why does usually Europe patrolman censure for a crisis? Isn’t a Muslim universe generally a Arab Muslim universe equally or even some-more culpable for a crisis?
Let me start with an example. The federating units of a UAE and even Saudi Arabia acquire expatriates from a Muslim world. The vital corpus of expats forms a work pool of these Muslim countries. They live there, make money, send their remittances home though during a finish of a day, they have to lapse home. The Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia do not extend these expats citizenship and citizen rights even if they are Muslim. The process of these states towards expats is afterwards really instrumental: Allow expats in, use them and them make them return. Why does this process persist?
Given that there is small by approach of information in a open domain sojourn per this policy, one can usually speculate. It would seem that a Gulf states, and Saudi Arabia, wish to contend a informative hint and virginity of their states. The colour of these states is Arab and they wish to sojourn Arab, despite with a genealogical conceal and ingress. That is to say, that Arab Muslim states are radically genealogical states with a clan or a organisation of tribes that consecrate a statute chosen and even a laity , so to speak. Granting citizenship and citizenship rights to other peoples would intermix this impression of these states. Hence, a sealed inlet of a Arab state system.
Another cause or energetic that appears to be during work here pertains to domestic economy. Power is easy to contend when states are homogeneous; a some-more extrinsic a state a some-more formidable energy and management become. Arab states are peremptory in inlet and opening adult to immigrants or expats would open a Pandora’s box that would afterwards have energy domestic implications. Citizenship comes with rights, and rights meant democracy. According rights to expats would meant democratisation and a multicultural makeup of Arab societies. The standing quo afterwards is preferable over a doubt that citizenship and a rights issuing from this would lead to.
Au contraire, while there is many to contend about a inlet of formation of non-western people in a West, western countries offer citizenship and settle rights to people who select to go to a West possibly as immigrants or refugees. The order of law that obtains in a West might not wholly forestall amicable taste and injustice to immigrants once they turn citizens, though it does means full insurance to immigrants. The inexhaustible gratification supplies of many western states, generally in Europe are another pull for some immigrants. (This has, over a time, turn controversial).
From a practical and other perspectives, streamer West-ward is substantially a healthy desire of refugees and immigrants.
This, however, does not solve a dignified problem or dilemma.
If associate Muslims , held in a crucible of conflict, in tools of West Asia, need retreat and succour, because aren’t a vital states of a segment stepping adult to offer help? Isn’t a ‘ummah’ one? Should not a associate Muslim come to a assist of another Muslim when he or she is in trouble? Is this not what Islam enjoins?
Helping associate Muslims is an Islamic ideal. But alas, this flounders on a rocks of reality. The Muslim universe is divided along a lines of race, enlightenment and states. Culture , group and even competition in a Muslim universe establish a oneness and course of Muslims towards any other. This besides a reasons spelled out above might explain a Arab Muslim world’s choice to omit a predicament of associate Muslims held in a maelstrom of conflict. Morality is sacrificed during a tabernacle of culture, race, domestic economy and power. In a meantime, victims of a West Asian conflicts will, instead of seeking succour and assistance from a Muslim world, continue to conduct West-ward.
This is a boring existence of a Arab world, one that in all odds will endure.