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Consensus, national dialogue and reconciliation for Libya


Omar Hussain Aboshaala*

Libya is witnessing sever security, socially and economically circumstances that requires uniting and integrating of individualعمر حسين بوشعالة and collective efforts to get out of this complicated situation.

Failure of the dialogue limits the chances of reforms and developments, and may lead to the collapse of economy, so its important that all parties meet the call for the sake of Libya, get through this crisis to safety and ward off temptations from one side, and ensure safety and security of Egypt and its citizens from the other side.

It should be noted that meeting the call for dialogue and reconciliation requires the availability of general basics, which, in my view, is essential to the success of the dialogue:

First: the adoption of the culture of tolerance and acceptance between interlocutors. we are undoubtedly in greatest need for tolerance and positive coexistence, which means the acceptance of the other and tolerance despite differences, weather in religion or politics. Islam thoroughly confirms the culture of tolerance, the versus told us about tolerance and renounce of violence, for example: in the name of God, allah said “And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah’s) Forgiveness for them”.

Allah clearly also said “do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful”.

Tolerance is moral virtue and need for community, away to adjust and manage differences, a call for coexistence and peace between people, in an atmosphere of prosperity, regardless of race or color or believes.

Second: cooperation to maximize common ground between all parties, starting from we all live in the same boat. Cooperation and integration of efforts is the only way for living with dignity and peace. There are so many goals agreed upon, that should be adopted for the general sake.

Third: denouncing intellectual extremism, adhere to wisdom and good advice. We can’t deny that past days witnessed number of events that led to the deterioration of friendly relations between parties of political community and, in some cases, ended such relations. But we must understand that extremism only begets violence, cancels wisdom, contradicts his majesty’s saying “CALL THOU (all mankind) unto thy Sustainer’s path with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in the most kindly manner”.

Fourth: take adequate measures to prepare parties for the dialogue, melt the ice, to achieve some kind of familiarity and mutual confidence between parties of the dialogue.

*A Libyan Writer

Translated By LIBYAPROSPECT: Source