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Friday, March 10, 2006

New Column: Zarqawi's Heartbreak

Read my latest column,Zarqawi's Heartbreak, over here. I make the arguement that a place with a deep reservoir of memory such as old Damascus enjoys societal immunity to the cult of jihadism. I am still doing a tour of Syria: Hama, Salamiyah, Aleppo, Latikiyah, Banyas, Masyaf, and back to Damascus. And this is breaking news: the Tishreen soccer team of Latikiyah (associated with the city's Alawis) has beat Hittin, the Sunni team. So, Alawite youths, some in late-model Nissan SUVs, others in beat-up pick-up trucks, are roaming the city shouting, honking and waving their team's colors--red and yellow. In fact, at least one individual is carrying a large Spanish flag, that is, as you know, red and yellow. Although the spectacle is slightly distracting due to the Spanish royal crest. Fist fights and minor acts of hooliganism are being gossiped about.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mister Ghost said...

"Heartbreak?!" You're humanizing a malevolent mass murderer, Nibras. The only break Zarqawi
should experience is from skeletal fragments shorn explosively from his cranium.

Strangely enough, many of your fellow Iraqi Bloggers like Ladybird and Akbar don't seem to think Zarqawi exists, (I think Ladybird views him as a construction of the CIA),
which is not too surprising, since a goodly number of the Iraqi Bloggers seem to exist in the Arab Parallel Universe, where truth and logic sidstepped their way to greener pastures.

9:54 PM, March 10, 2006

 
Blogger Tequila said...

Do the Umayyads really hold such a place in the hearts of jihadis? I was under the impression that most devout Muslims saw the Umayyads as the first worldly "kings" who took the caliphate away from a truly Islamic direction.

7:08 AM, March 11, 2006

 
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