(MENAFN - Arab Times) THE veterans of Erada Square gatherings and their supporters have succeeded in getting back their National Assembly seats. Hassan Bin Sheikh Yousef Bin Essa, our dear colleague in Al-Jarida daily, said in an article published on Feb 7, 2012 that these lawmakers won in the recently-concluded elections due to the efforts they exerted in combating corruption and political bribery. On the other hand, those who did not support such moves openly, like National Action Bloc candidates Saleh Al-Mulla and Aseel Al-Awadhi, have failed in their re-election bid. In response to our colleague, we want to say, "Bu Hamid, take it easy." The Erada Square incident was just a replica of what happened in the late 18th century at the Bastille Square in Paris, during which a large crowd broke into Bastille Prison and set prisoners free. We also witnessed a similar scenario when Delacroix, a renowned French artist, presented his popular painting 'Liberty Leading the People,' which depicted a half-naked French woman named Marian raising a revolutionary French flag.
Dear Bu Hamid, none of your revolutionists can match up to Marian. We saw only the angry faces and unruly protesters led by MPs Musallam Al-Barrak, Waleed Al-Tabtabaie, Mohammad Hayef and Faisal Al-Mislim. We also saw a picture of the crowd storming the National Assembly building and the only person we could identify was Abbas Al-Sha'abie.
Upon their return to the National Assembly, the veterans of the Erada Square (Kuwait Bastille) revolution demanded for the amendment of some aspects of Article Two of the Constitution, so they can gain control of the society. We now remind you of the so-called achievements of the veterans you adore. They have manipulated procedures for the approval of a bill not to grant citizenship to non-Muslims, in addition to the Segregation Law, regulations for organizing certain festivities, the Committee for Studying Negative Phenomena and the law prohibiting women from working at night. They also want to revise the Audio-Visual Law to deprive people of their freedom of expression. It seems they push for the amendment of a law if it is against their norms.
Your veterans, Mr Hassan, have been making noise on the Hala February activities, which they have compared to the Rio De Janeiro Carnival. Your government decided not to show Hala February programs through the electronic media (as if anybody follows it). Their last initiative was a directive given to the Commerce Ministry to ban Valentine's Day celebrations.
We expect the worst Parliament in the history of Kuwait to bury whatever remains of freedom. It is unfortunate to see somebody like you, Mr Hassan, clapping for this kind of Parliament and its members.