By Annemarie Schimmel
This re-creation of a vintage paintings includes 5 lectures from a world-renowned student at the improvement of Islamic mystical poetry, from person Sufi poets just like the mythical Rumi, to the intricacies of sacred verse and the thrill of nonsense poetry.
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The American account that the Iraqis had been brought to their knees by Bush’s reinforcements, the so-called surge, is a public-relations myth. At that time, I was with the moderate resistance fighters in Anbar Province. And sometime later, I was in Baghdad. The USA had lost the war in Iraq, plain and simple. But thanks to their monetary gift, they could at least save face, and when they withdrew in 2011, they could act as though they had eked out a victory after all. Anyway, neither the American nor the Iraqi governments kept their grand promises to the Sunnis.
As we discuss street soccer in the car, I notice that I have left my rucksack containing my money and my passport back at the camp. We turn around immediately. Suddenly a severe sandstorm kicks up. It gets thicker and thicker, until we can’t see anything at all. All kinds of things are flying up around the car—stones, clumps of dirt, cans, branches, sand, garbage! For minutes on end there is banging and rattling. We hunker down in our seats and put our arms up to protect our faces. Objects are banging against the windshield so hard that we are afraid it’s going to shatter.
That’s how they think. JT: At that time, al-Baghdadi was sitting in an American jail in Iraq. Salim: Right. After the 2003 war, IS wasn’t actually achieving anything in Iraq. They were kicked out of Iraq because of their lack of success. They came here to Syria and messed up jihad. They broke us up instead of bringing us together. Jabhat al-Nusra had been such a success here. They were so successful. They liberated many areas from government control. So we could move freely, eat, all those things.
As Through A Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam by Annemarie Schimmel