Sheikh Ahmad opened the first convention of citizenship: the reality and the future.
Sheikh Fahad Salem Al-Ali Al Sabah: the intellectual and doctrinal conflicts are threatening our national union
Sheikh Fahad Salem Al-Ali Al Sabah highlighted the citation of His Highness the Crown Prince the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad : Kuwait is not with a party against another nor with a sect against another, Kuwait is for everyone, our pride is its pride, our survival is its survival, adding that everyone is seeking the true citizenship because it’s the path that has apparent features, based on a true conviction of the democracy’s significance and the role of the national organizations regarding activating the democracy and its continuity.
In the occasion of the opening of this convention that began yesterday morning at the Mövenpick hotel, The Sheikh stressed the word citizenship as a valued word that needs to be said and acted and is not just slogans to achieve goals and purposes whereas our Arab countries are witnessing concepts of categories, sects, rite and discrimination among the citizens, explaining that these concepts are incompatible with the humanitarian values and the civilized and moral principles.
He reiterated the importance of the citizenship especially since the democracy started in Gulf considered to be an appropriate land to fix the democracy that started with the declaration of the first constitution in the area by the late Emir Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem God rest his soul, indicating that Kuwait is affected by the racial, sectarian and categorical concepts witnessed in the Arab countries. He added: today we are witnessing social, intellectual and doctrinal conflicts entering our cooperative, harmonious and peaceful society which is a threat to our national unity and social texture.
Sheikh Fahad recalled hallowing the citizenship concept in its civilized meaning that refuses any kind of distinction, extremism and discrimination, and calls for forgiveness and peaceful coexistence, demanding that the qualification must be the first standard for the negotiation among people as stipulated in the law through its special articles by the reinforcement of the citizenship concept and by rooting the equality and justice concepts. He hoped that the state safeguards the youth and guarantees the citizen’s rights and implants the social justice according to article 29 of the constitution: “All people are equal in human dignity and in public rights and duties before the law, without distinction to race, origin, language, or religion.”
He concluded by wishing in this convention that all the organizers efforts would be crowned by success and that the people reap its positive results on the ground.