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Report on March 18th, 2017 conference Heritage of Colonialism in the Arabian Peninsula: Past and Present

The roar of the words is stronger that the sound of bullets” and
“The whole oppressed should unite and stand together against the oppressors” -  Martyred Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr
As Mohammad al-Nimer, the son of the martyred Sheikh, recites his father’s words at the conference.
Roots Of Conflict (ROC) came together via November 19th 2016, Roots of Terrorism Conference.  There, a group of us decided that the focus should not be on ideology of terrorism and instead to explore the entities and histories behind the phenomenon.
Thus, ROC was formed and as a first project, the March 18th 2017 conference was launched:Heritage of Colonialism in the Arabian Peninsula. Here, the focus was on the Saudi regime rather than ideology, whose presence is questionable. Besides, trying to fight notions is like shadow boxing; As, we believe, ideas are in a realm beyond space and time.
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return
It is with great sadness that Roots Of Conflict (ROC) offers its heartfelt condolences to Muhammad Nimr, the son of martyred Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, for two of Nimr’s cousins, Muhammed and Muqdad, executed by the Saudi regime, this time without even the pretense of a trial (for reference see article linked below).
We hereby condemn these terrorist acts of the Saudi regime that has affixed the word “Arab” to its criminal “royal” pedigree. Furthermore, we condemn Saudi regime’s acts of terror, war, and aggression, whether they be in Hijaz (renamed Saudi “Arabia”), Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, or anywhere across the world.
In the end the Saudi regime is naught but a petty progeny of world imperialism and mere frolic for its masters that have nurtured, suckled, and continue to maintain it.  This relation explains why, for the very greatest and vast part, the victims of terror are Muslims. A relationship that is otherwise used to …