Written By: Mahmoud Yasseen
Article Date: Jan 13, 2012 - 8:26:51 PM
On her page on Facebook page, Tawakol Karman warns that she will be back “as a flood that will break all walls”.
This is how the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has chosen to express herself; rather than use her new found status for the good of her country she continues to seek “fame” through vulgar and irresponsible methods, clearly attempting to extend her time in the limelight by any means necessary.
Tawakol has always been more pre-occupied with advancing her own career and fame rather than helping her countrymen. She has used the Revolution as a new platform to pursue her ambitions.
Sadly most Yemeni still believe that she is their hero, willing to stone whoever would utter a bad word against her. Interestingly many activists and right groups have admitted that since she was propelled to new heights she failed to pay attention to those who needed her. We are the soon-to-be victims of new tyrant, one armed with a Nobel Prize of all things! Her supporters are now harassing those who do not support her. After having written so much vitriol against President Ali Abdullah Saleh she is very much acting a dictator herself.
What we are now witnessing is a complete aberration. As Tawakol Karman continues to spread her lies on Yemen, stealing what little honor and dignity we were left with, the Arab World is watching in awe, under the Yemeni witch spell, forgetting that it is not Yemen she is degrading with her accusations but the whole of Arab social values. Worse than a despicable tyrant, Karman is a plague of all writers.
She uses her revolutionary status to destroy and threaten all who dare stand in her way. For someone who so publicly decried human right violations, she seems strangely eager to forget that those who disagree with her also have rights. She uses her “thugs” to stigmatize us.
I personally cannot bare the idea of Karman coming back to Yemen brandishing her Nobel Peace Prize, full of her own importance and new found fortune. It saddens to see that the World would rather applaud a woman for her lies and manipulations rather than seek the truth.
The international community is only paying attention to what she’s saying as she is seen holding a microphone. Blinded by appearances and a sense of drama, the World has been fooled into believing that woman. Karman is arrogant and media-obsessed. She is desperately seeking to be crowned Yemen’s heroin. She wants to be remembered as a modern Sheba, a symbol to be followed by the coming generations.
She is now coming back to escalate the situation once again and encourage the Youth to take up arms to bring about changes. How long will we have to bear her? One cannot compare president Saleh and Karman. As Yemen’s President knew that in his heart of heart that his successes were linked to a certain amount of luck and that one day that luck would run out, Karman is advancing in the World so full of herself that she thinks that she is immune to failure.
I believe that it is my duty as a Yemeni to speak against that woman. She says she wants to lead future generations towards a better Yemen when all she is planning is to find to worshippers and admirers. She is said to be the face of Yemen’s Revolution, but what exactly did she do? Besides screaming insults to the regime and waving her arms in the air while young men and women were being killed in marches? While people were looking for a hero, they found this historical error, this enigma that is Karman, this abomination! Her ideas are as shallow as she is, nonsensical and inconsistent.
The Nobel prize was granted to an Arab as a way to support and encourage the “Arab Spring” movement. Americans were looking for their new poster child for freedom and democracy and they found that Karman was more eager than anyone else around. She was then pictured as one of the top 100 intellectuals in the World! I suppose they failed to realize that this “intellectual” was merely a figment of their imagination.
For someone who speaks at length about matters relating to sociology and politics, it is interesting to note that Karman never did actually read a book . All we are left with is a bunch of wannabe specialists, eager to sell out their biased understanding of a situation which at best they cannot comprehend.
I cannot stand idly while Karman is attempting to destroy all hope of a better Yemen. I will not stand for a system which favors ignorance over knowledge and study. Karman never ever tried to put forward fellow activist, she never defended other people’s interests, and she never stood for someone else besides herself.
She did not even try to fake modesty. She eagerly jumped in front of the cameras, claiming that all the Revolution’s victories were her own doing, robbing others from any chance of recognition.
She gave her word to the American to bring down terrorism, and lied about handing President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s file to the International Criminal Court, making sure all along that the media were taking her pictures.
A fame-hungry ogre, Karman is indeed like a “waves which destroys it all. She destroys us, Yemen, our country. When will you people wake up?
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