This was 1st published in Sail E-Magazine February 2011 Issue (www.sailemagazine.com):
One of the most interesting features of the countries which have been located along the coast from the Arabian Gulf of mexico, also knows while the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, is that they share the same dialect and religion. This likeness serves as an awesome foundation pertaining to cooperation in several aspects of life, be it at a socio-political level or at an individual level. Yet , the breakthrough of olive oil and the drastic shift in people's life styles due to the unexpected emergence of wealth, I really believe, led to a shift in people's mentalities. Rather than centering on things that united areas as persons, factors that differentiate the location were actively sought in an effort to create unnatural ranks that satisfy each subgroup's spirit. These positions are many and vary from boasting ethnic backgrounds and tribal descent to monetary status and in many cases skin color.
The importance of a united society has become recognized because the early days of Islam which in turn emerged in Arabia during a time of serious segregation. Islam united different sub-groups of men and women (tribes, ranks, gender, etc) under the flag of monotheism.
" And hold quickly, all together, by rope which usually Allah (stretches out for you), and be certainly not divided amongst yourselves; and remember with honor Allah's favor on you; intended for ye had been enemies and He joined up with your minds in appreciate, so that by simply His Style, ye became brethren,,, вЂќ -The Holy Quran (3: 103)
Even though the " post-oil segregationвЂќ in society offers manifested itself in many varieties, I believe the strongest effects has been upon marriage which can be the building prevent of virtually any society. The introduction of tribalism in marriage (making the pre-requisite for marriage to be a person of a similar tribal descent or ethnic background) has received the largest effect in segregating people in a region that shares both equally a dialect and a faith.
First, the mere disqualification of a...