Tuesday, September 3, 2013

MONA HADDAD YAKAN 1934-2013 By Ghassan Kadi 13 April 2013

Mona Haddad Yakan 1934-2013
By Ghassan Kadi
13 April, 2013

There is no doubt that this woman was a great achiever. If one looks at her achievements, one would put her in par with historical figures who have turned into legends.

In her early career, she established a Ki...ndergarten in Tripoli Lebanon. At that time, she only had a high-school certificate. But she diligently went further with her education, which culminated in a PhD from the Sorbonne.

With the success of her Kindergarten project, she later on established a Primary School, a High-School, and in 1988 she even established a University and assumed the position of the President till her recent death in 11 April 2013.

Those achievements are definitely not the achievements of an ordinary person.

However, on the other side of those achievements, one has to look at the agenda behind it all and the impact they left on the society and Tripoli in particular.

In the early 1960’s, Lebanon was at its peak at all levels; including economically and socially.

Whilst the dress code of a nation is not alone an indication of a nation’s level of civility and development, but it does none-the-less present a subliminal mirror of peoples’ minds.

At that time, Lebanese women, including Tripoli women, looked “normal”. There was nothing in their dress code that reflected anything about their religious inclinations; except for the very old ladies who were brought up with ancient dress codes that they stayed with.

Then suddenly, a “new fashion” appeared; women with full-length dresses and scarfs that are tucked-in in such a fashion that does not allow a single hair to be seen. It was only in Egypt, among the then banned Muslim Brotherhood women, that proto-types of this repulsive “fashion” was seen at a very low key. Mona took the dress code, perfected it, spread it, and exported it.

IN the beginning, there was a handful of those women only, and they were the laughing stock of the society. Even their husbands were too embarrassed to be seen walking with them; but not Mona, because Mona was the wife of the then young and aspiring Fathi Yakan has taken upon himself to spread Islam in a city that was already predominantly Muslim.

It was from that moment in history onwards that new versions of Islam started to appear, all contradicting with each other. And when the Lebanese Civil War started in 1975, the Islamists of Tripoli had their own militia, and Mona and her husband were not distant from the militia leaders.

No one would predict at that time that the moment Mona wore her first full-length dress she was making the first turn of the wheel that eventually turned Tripoli from an aspiring modern city into the Kandahar of the Levant.

The “education” that Mona has spent a life-time spreading is one that has a political and religious agenda that was divisive; not only between Muslims and Christians, but also between Muslims themselves. The “achievements” she reached were based on indoctrination, brain-washing and spreading bigotry. She leaves behind a legacy of a whole army of women, not only in Tripoli, but the rest of Lebanon and many parts of the Islamic world, who have followed her mental code and “fashion”, all the way to Europe, America, and Australia.

It is ironic how she and Margaret Thatcher have died in the same week. Maggie got both her eulogies and posthumous messages of hate. Mona is only receiving accolade….until now.

First Published in the Facebook Group. The Syrian Revolution; The Untold Story

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