I am Jamal Khashoggi
by Abraham Khoureis, Ph.D., M.A.
From the start, let it be known, I don’t belong to Jamal’s ethnicity of origin, Turkey, or his adopted country and birth place, Saudi Arabia. I don’t subscribe to his religious conviction, nor do I subscribe to his political belief and views. His political opinions I cared less for and I don’t agree with most of what he said. The opposite is the accurate fact.
But, I am Jamal Khashoggi.
I am Jamal Khashoggi the Human-being and the Creation of G-od.
Jamal lived a privileged life, ended with the concept of tit-for-tat.
He supported an establishment in which the slaughter of the other is its way of expressing its primitive-thoughts. And, so Jamal was slaughtered. His body was shredded into pieces and his head was sent on a plane in a suitcase to MBS, the Butcher of Riyadh.
No human being deserves to be slaughtered the way they did Jamal.
Late in his life, he wanted to reform a backward establishment he had all of his life very much defended and admired. In his death, he taught us that when the interests of corrupt leaders and governments prevail, the blood of the innocents become the exchange currency of negotiations and trade.
Jamal’s death taught us that corrupt autocratic (corrupt) leaders will use pawns to take the falls for their criminal acts.
Jamal’s death taught us that corrupt and immoral leaders will exchange the rule of law, justice, morality, ethics and human rights for $110 billion of rotten money and few jobs.
No one deserves Jamal’s death.
I am Jamal Khashoggi because I reject and despise the same primitive and backward monarchy he paid in his blood in order to preserve and protect.
I am Jamal Khashoggi because I reject and abhor the murder of Yemeni kids, women and elderly at the hands of the Saudi monarchy and cohorts and the tacit approval of the money hungry merchants and enablers, in the East and West.
“Whoever helps an unjust Sultan to rule unjustly, he will be punished by the same Sultan for such help.” An Arabic Proverb