from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An idiom characteristic of the Arabic language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An Arabic idiom peculiarly of language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An idiom or a peculiarity of the Arabic language.
The trouble with Pan-Arabism is that the countries that tried to make a go of it were never good fits.
"Pan-Arabism" is one reason why the region's a sewer.
Pan-Arabism translates into endorsement of murderous policies toward Muslim but non-Arab groups and accounts for Arab support for Saddam Hussein as he slaughtered
Hezbullah, an Islamist group, has long been using the mixed language of Islam and Arabism, which is why some came up with a term: "Pan-Arabist Islam/ism" or "Arabo-centric Islam."
... myth of Arabism, which is primarily concerened with community of race, it can be said perhaps of spiritual race ... (p. 148) But by the very fact that "spiritual racism" is so intimate a part of the motive force of Arabism in its extreme form, they do not find it easy to give Christian minorities their unreserved confidence.
The central Sudanese government's imposition of "Arabism" and "Islamism" sharia law on the South Sudanese and rampant discrimination against them are said to be a sustaining cause of the civil war.
My only comment would be that I think that the Arab world needs more pluralism and openness to 'the other' -- as postmodernists like to say -- rather than an emphasis upon an essentialist 'Arabism' that would tend, by its emphasis upon Arab identity, to delegitimate non-Arabs living in majority-Arab countries.
 Activists articulate their grievances with Khartoum as a rejection of both the Islamist interpretation of Islam - the position of the current government - and the racist ideology of 'Arabism' aligned with Islam.
A struggle in the name of Arab identity, aimed at demonstrating that "Arabism" can find a worthy solution for all its peoples, enhances the good name of the Arab family but not of the Palestinian one.
It seems that time is running out for President Bashar Assad, and with it also the self-denial about what really is happening in the country that has always prided itself as the Heart of Arabism.
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