السياسة

The Passport is a distinguishing criterion between people

Since Allah (God) created the earth and human beings, People have been free to move from one place to another and go anywhere between mountains, rivers, and plains without any hindrance, but with the emergence of the rectangular notebook, things have changed, so how did it appear and what is its history?

The first traveling document was known in the history of mankind in 450 BC.

The Persian King Artaxerxes I the first granted it to one of his envoys to cross safely to the Kingdom of Judah, south of Palestine.

Moreover, the Muslim Rulers granted an innocence document for those who paid zakat while the term “Passport” appeared in Europe during the Middle Ages In 1414.

King of England Henry V issued the first so-called valid travel document, which was given to foreigners.

During the nineteenth century, history recorded the emergence of many copies and travel documents, such as the Japanese in 1866, the Ottoman, the Russian in 1900, and the Chinese in 1898.

Trust collapsed between countries during the First World War, which led to the imposition of strict measures on movement and immigration. In 1914, the United Kingdom issued the first modern passport, which consisted of a single piece of paper folded into eight squares.

The paper soon turned into papers grouped in one notebook in 1980, following the adoption by states of specific standards for issuing passports within the framework of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

On that date, human beings have similar travel documents, but if you think that they have become equal, then you are wrong.

International law guarantees every person freedom of movement outside and within his country, but the idea on which the passport is based basically contradicts this right and is hostile to it.

The reason behind this contradiction is the fact that this document is not granted by the United Nations.

Rather, governments issue it to their citizens at home and abroad according to their terms and considerations. They can grant it, cancel it, or even ban it permanently.

You must have heard of the rankings of the strongest and weakest passports in the world This is true, The number of countries that a passport can enter is an indication of its strength, According to the Henley Passport Index for 2021, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Germany are ranked first in the world, while passports in Arab countries are eye-catching sites in the world rankings!

The United Arab Emirates and Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia are ranked first in the Arab World and the Middle east.

In the same table, and from the bottom, you see Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Lebanon, and Libya at the end of the ranking.

If you are Syrian, Palestinian, or Egyptian, you know for sure that entering the passport transaction may be for you a new world war!

as this small notebook has become a weapon of war in the hands of the Arabic regimes, to pressure or punish its citizens.

In Syria, you will find the most expensive passport in the world! 

Although it is at the end of the arrangement, and while citizens earn between $ 50 a month to $ 100, the cost of issuing this passport abroad is $ 800!

In Egypt, opponents of the Sisi regime are prevented from extending their passports abroad, as happened with many people, such as the famous YouTuber “Abdullah El-Sherif”.

They are also banned from traveling if they have not yet been imprisoned.

As for the Palestinian refugees, they obtain travel documents from four Arab countries are Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, and today they are experiencing the suffering of Syrians and Egyptians as well.

Moreover, when the person is deprived of having his/her passport is also a form of punishment, as the Indian regime did when he revoked the passport of the preacher Zakir Naik, so granting him his passport is a form of honor and reward.

The Russian Regime is proud to grant the passport to famous foreign personalities.

The Saudi Crown Prince MBS, gave the Saudi passport to the robot Sophia, during a conference NEOM 2017.

 Life is difficult without travel documents and is considered the most subject to fraud, so countries are constantly developing them, moving from just one piece of paper in 1914 to small notebooks with three-dimensional pictures, watermarks, and biometric sheets, which include all information you can imagine about their owners.

Yes, the passport is the most important tool to distinguish between people in the twenty-first century, and it is one of the problems that Arabs share with tens of millions around the world.

Instead of the United Nations and the governments of the so-called civilized world spending their efforts to solve everyone’s problems, millions of money go to verification, scrutiny, and prevention of fraud.

And the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains without a cross-stamp as well

السابق
The “Uyghur” Muslims of occupied East Turkestan
التالي
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