In the opinion of the Muslim scholar Mohamed Hassan al-Amine, it is impossible to talk about the failure of the Arab project because the question that arises before it is, was there ever a true Arab project to be judged in the first place?
“We believe that the Arab project is a great idea that has not been completed or at least no plans and strategies have been put in place for this project except by the groups of unity. Cooperation and integration in the matter have remained slogans and have never turned into real projects,” said Al-Amine.
“From our point of view, the true Arab project is almost impossible in light of the current regional and international realities and even on the cultural and moral level, although the Arab people have seen in some decades of the past century promises of unity, socialism and equality, Its aim was only to consolidate the rule in this or that country.”Al-Amine further explains that “Even the project which was the unity between Egypt and Syria as a beginning for the era of unity, failed at a record speed. That helped perpetuate disintegration of unity among the Arab peoples, and failure in the areas of growth and education. This has limited aspirations to a point where unity becomes a target for each individual state and the risk of fragmentation within each country and the response to it became the highest goal of national and political action. The project of liberation, i.e. the liberation of Palestine, which was the axis of emotional and objective national and national cohesion, was limited by the constant defeats to the point that the general goal became how to reconcile with the Zionist entity and limit its expansionist ambitions. In these circumstances, there are repercussions that cannot be positive and results that cannot be coveted, but they are now at the current stage the effects that have risen from the Arab disintegration.”
Mr. Al-Amin stressed that “On this occasion, I would like to present my opinion which may seem strange, despite its obviousness, that the Arab conflicts in the Arab regions and within each region between the public and the authority were mostly due to the so-called Arab revolutions. In fact, these revolutions were nothing more than military coups that had nothing to do with the culture of revolution and the change they are supposed to ensure. It was just a deceit for the masses to accept the removal of old regimes. The surprising fact is that had the systems that existed before the revolutions continued, they could have been more capable of drafting an Arab project. Unfortunately, we still consider the age of these royal regimes and others an age of decline, despite the severity of the degeneration caused by the following Arab regimes.
Al-Amine concludes saying: “We are not countries but tribes governed by the element of oppression and domination imposed by the authorities on their people or between by entities on less powerful entities. The people within the state are oppressed and defeated, and the state is regarded as defeated by the world’s powerful states. In terms of the balance of power, we are weak compared to the US and the powerful countries. However, I wonder how countries like Norway or Scandinavian countries in general, that are not as powerful as the US, have their own independent decision? The answer is that they are true states in the real sense, not quasi-states.”